Terms of Appropriation

Terms of Appropriation : Essays on Architectural Influence

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This collection of critical essays focuses on how material is transformed, revised, swallowed whole, plagiarized or in any other way appropriated in order to address pressing and timely questions regarding architectural influence. It charts new territory within this still unexplored yet highly topical area of study by establishing a shared vocabulary with which to discuss, or contest, the workings of influence as a vital and progressive aspect of architectural discourse. Written by a group of rising scholars in the field of architectural history and criticism, the essays cover a range of architectural subjects but they are linked in their investigations of how architects engage with their predecessors, and in what ways we can productively begin to analyse the workings of influence.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 174 x 246mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 120 black & white illustrations
  • 1138940038
  • 9781138940031

About Ana Miljacki

Amanda Reeser Lawrence received her PhD in architectural history and theory from Harvard University, her MArch from Columbia University, and her BA (summa cum laude) from Princeton University, with a major in architectural history. She is a tenured associate professor of architecture in the School of Architecture at Northeastern University. Lawrence is founding coeditor of the award-winning journal, PRAXIS. Her book James Stirling: Revisionary Modernist was published by Yale University Press in 2013. Ana Miljacki is Associate Professor of Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she teaches history, theory, and design. She holds a Ph.D. (2007) in history and theory of architecture from Harvard University. Her work focuses on the relationship between politics and the products and circumstances of architectural labor. She is the author of The Optimum Imperative: Czech Architecture for the Socialist lifestyle 1938-1968 with Routledge (2017).show more

Table of contents

Introduction Amanda Reeser Lawrence and Ana Miljacki Part 1: Authorship 1. Signed, Anonymous: The Persona of the Architect in the Mansion House Debate Timothy Hyde 2. The Anxiety of Anonymity: On the Historiographic Problem of Walter Gropius and The Architects Collaborative Michael Kubo 3. Powers of Association: Le Corbusier in the Banlieue Kenny Cupers Part 2: Exchange 4. Edvard Ravnikar's Eclecticism of Taste and the Politics of Appropriation Vladimir Kulic 5. Cold War Adaptations: Skolka's Real and Imaginary Architectural Dialogues with the West Ana Miljacki 6. Translation Theory and the Intertwined Histories of Building for Self-Governance Esra Akcan Part 3: Rights 7. Architecture and Copyright: Rights of Authors and Things in the Age of Reproduction Ines Weizman 8. Sufficient Originality: The Legal Contours of Creativity in Architecture Sarah Hirschman 9. Architectural Patents Beyond Fuller's Quadrant Kevin Collins Part 4: Reenactments 10. By the Book: Philip Johnson's Ledoux Redoux at the University of Houston Amanda Reeser Lawrence 11. The Politics of Transparency in the Work of Lina Bo Bardi David Rifkind 12. Not Exactly the Same: On the Fantasy of "Chinese Architectural Copies" Winnie Wong 13. Citta Analoga: Aldo Rossi's Visual Theory on Display Szacka, Lea-Catherine Indexshow more