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    The Project of Autonomy: Politics and Poetics within and Against Capitalism (Forum Project Publications) (Hardback) By (author) Pier Vittorio Aureli


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    DescriptionA challenging and polemical argument about the Autonomia movement in Italy, a group of Italian intellectuals who produced a powerful and rigorous critique of capitalism and work in the 1960s and '70s, and its intersections with two of the most radical architectural-urban theorists of the day: Aldo Rossi and Archizoom. The Project of Autonomy introduces English-speaking readers to major figures like Mario Tronti and Raniero Panzieri who have previously been little known here, especially in an architectural context; and draws on significant new source material, including recent interviews by the author and untranslated material. Finally, the book includes beautiful illustrations related to the context of these intellectual and architectural movements, with reproductions of rare publications of the 1960s as well as seminal projects and exhibitions. A part of the FORuM Project Publication series published in association with the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University.

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    The Project of Autonomy
    Politics and Poetics within and Against Capitalism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Pier Vittorio Aureli
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 80
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    ISBN 13: 9781568987941
    ISBN 10: 1568987943

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AM
    B&T General Subject: 130
    DC22: 720
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    BISAC V2.8: ARC000000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005000
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    DC22: 724.6, 724/.6
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    LC classification: NA680 .A93 2008
    Thema V1.0: AM
    Illustrations note
    40 black and white
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Pier Vittorio Aureli is an architect and educator. His theoretical studies focus on the relationship between architectural form, political thinking, and urban history. Aureli teaches at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam and the Technical University of Delft and has been a visiting professor at the Architectural Association in London and Columbia s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He is a frequent contributor to Log magazine and a cofounder of Dogma, an architectural collective that recently won first prize in an international competition for a new city for 500,000 inhabitants in South Korea.
    Table of contents
    Autonomy and history -- Autonomy and the Left -- Autonomy and the intellectuals -- Panzieri: capitalism and technological innovation are one and the same -- Tronti: society is a factory -- Tronti and Cacciari: autonomy of the political and negative thinking -- Aldo Rossi: the concept of the locus as a political category of the city -- Branzi: the autonomy of theory versus the ideology of the metropolis -- Aftermath.