Free Download Actions of Architecture PDF - Writers Club

Free Download Actions of Architecture PDF

Psychology Press

English - 213 pages - ISBN-10: 0415290430 - ISBN-13: 9780415290432

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Drawing on the work of a wide range of architects, artists and writers, this book considers the relations between the architect and the user, which it compares to the relations between the artist and viewer and the author and reader. The book's thesis is informed by the text 'The Death of the Author', in which Roland Barthes argues for a writer aware of the creativity of the reader. Actions of Architecture begins with a critique of strategies that define the user as passive and predictable, such as contemplation and functionalism. Subsequently it considers how an awareness of user creativity informs architecture, architects and concepts of authorship in architectural design. Identifying strategies that recognize user creativity, such as appropriation, collaboration, disjunction, DIY, montage, polyvalence and uselessness, Actions of Architecture states that the creative user should be the central concern of architectural design.

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Craig Peltier

Could not let the book down Sure not a literary master piece, but as one of the reviewers stated, it will keep you turning the pages.

Demotte Peltier

Exciting to read and hard to put down

Sarah Demotte

Enjoyed the whole book can't wait to read the whole series.

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