Domesticity at War (The MIT Press)Domesticity at War (The 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 operat ...
Number of pages: 280 | Publication Date: 2007-01-26 | ISBN-13: 9780262033619

Are We Human? Notes on an Archaeology of DesignAre We Human? Notes on an Archaeology of Design
by Beatriz Colomina, Mark Wigley
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

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

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

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

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

Adolf LoosAdolf Loos
by Beatriz Colomina, Markus Kristan, Christian Kühn, Christopher Long, Juan José Lahuerta, Eva B. Ottillinger, Pilar Parcerisas
Adolf Loos held that a building should have a soberly discreet exterior, reserving all its riches for its interior. Given that, any real appreciation of the spatial complexity of the work of one of the most misunderstood architects of the twentieth century requires engagement with his interiors, which this book does, brilliantly.   In marked contr ...
Number of pages: 284 | Publication Date: 2018-06-15 | ISBN-13: 9788499001906

The Anti-MuseumThe Anti-Museum
by Johannes Cladders, Beatriz Colomina, Henry Flynt, Kenneth Goldsmith, Robert Morris, Bob Nickas
The museum is a constant target for criticism, whether from artists, thinkers, curators or the public. From the 20th-century avant-gardes to the present, the museum’s suspect position has generated iconoclastic actions, attacks, utopias and alternative exhibition spaces. This anthology is devoted to the “anti-museum,” through anti-art, the an ...
Number of pages: 792 | Publication Date: 2017-05-23 | ISBN-13: 9783960980032

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

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

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