Are We Human? Notes on an Archaeology of DesignAre We Human? Notes on an Archaeology of Design
Beatriz Colomina
The question Are We Human? is both urgent and ancient. Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley offer a multilayered exploration of the intimate relationship between human and design and rethink the philosophy of design in a multi-dimensional exploration from the very first tools and ornaments to the constant buzz of social media. The average day involves ...
Number of pages: 288 | Publication Date: 2017-01-15 | ISBN-13: 9783037785119

Privacy and PublicityPrivacy and Publicity
Beatriz Colomina
Through a series of close readings of two major figures of the modern movement, Adolf Loos and Le Corbusier, Beatriz Colomina argues that architecture only becomes modern in its engagement with the mass media, and that in so doing it radically displaces the traditional sense of space and subjectivity. Privacy and Publicity boldly questions certain ...
Number of pages: 408 | Publication Date: 1996-02-28 | ISBN-13: 9780262531399

Sexuality & Space (Princeton Papers on Architecture)Sexuality & Space (Princeton Papers on Architecture)
Sexuality & Space's interdisciplinary essays address gender in relation to architectural discourse and critical theory, focusing on the relationships between sexuality and space hidden within everyday practices. Contributors include Jennifer Bloomer, Victor Burgin, Beatriz Colomina, Elizabeth Grosz, Catherine Ingraham, Meaghan Morris, Laura Mulvey, ...
Number of pages: 288 | Publication Date: 1997-12-01 | ISBN-13: 9781878271082

Domesticity at War (MIT Press)Domesticity at War (MIT Press)
Beatriz Colomina
When American architects, designers, and cultural institutions converted wartime strategies to new ends, the aggressive promotion of postwar domestic bliss became another kind of weapon.In the years immediately following World War II, America embraced modern architecture -- not as something imported from Europe, but as an entirely new mode of opera ...
Number of pages: 280 | Publication Date: 2007-01-26 | ISBN-13: 9780262033619

Are We Human? The Design of the Species - 2 seconds, 2 days, 2 years, 200 years, 200,000 yearsAre We Human? The Design of the Species - 2 seconds, 2 days, 2 years, 200 years, 200,000 years
This kaleidoscopic book documents the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial curated by Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley in the words of the curators and all the participants, starting with the polemical Biennial Manifesto that launched the project. A remarkable galaxy of designers, architects, artists, historians, theorists, film makers, archaeologists, cho ...
Number of pages: 576 | Publication Date: 2017-01-25 | ISBN-13: 9783037785126

X-Ray ArchitectureX-Ray Architecture
Beatriz Colomina
This book explores the impact of medical discourse and diagnostic technologies on the formation, representation, and reception of modern architecture. It challenges the normal understanding of modern architecture by proposing that the architecture of the early twentieth century was shaped by the dominant medical obsession of its time: tuberculosis ...
Number of pages: 200 | Publication Date: 2018-02-06 | ISBN-13: 9783037784433

A wide-ranging and challenging exploration of design and how it engages with the self The field of design has radically expanded. As a practice, design is no longer limited to the world of material objects but rather extends from carefully crafted individual styles and online identities to the surrounding galaxies of personal devices, new materials ...
Number of pages: 448 | Publication Date: 2018-01-01 | ISBN-13: 9781517905217

Cold War HothousesCold War Hothouses
The technological innovation and unprecedented physical growth of the cold war era permeated American life in every aspect and at every scale. From the creation of the military-industrial complex and the beginnings of suburban sprawl to the production of the ballpoint pen and the TV dinner, the artifacts of the period are a numerous and diverse as ...
Number of pages: 288 | Publication Date: 2005-07-01 | ISBN-13: 9781568983028

Adolf LoosAdolf Loos
by Beatriz Colomina, Hemann Czech, Rainald Franz, Benedetto Gravagnuolo, Christopher Long, Can Onaner, Daniel Sherer, Philip Ursprung, Yehuda Safran
Adolf Loos: Our Contemporary celebrates the centenary of the Looshaus in Vienna and the publication of Adolf Loos' most provocative theoretical text: "Ornament and Crime". Its primary aim is to map significant reactions to Loos both among his closest followers and more distant admirers. From the moment of its appearance, Loos' cultural criticism ne ...
Number of pages: 244 | Publication Date: 2013-11-01 | ISBN-13: 9789899826304

Clip, Stamp, FoldClip, Stamp, Fold
An explosion of little architectural magazines in the 1960s and 1970s instigated a radical transformation in architectural culture, as the magazines acted as a site of innovation and debate. Clip/Stamp/Fold takes stock of seventy little magazines from this period. The book brings together a remarkable range of documents and original research which ...
Number of pages: 672 | Publication Date: 2011-01-01 | ISBN-13: 9788496954526

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