Terms of Appropriation

Terms of Appropriation : Modern Architecture and Global Exchange

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This collection of critical essays focuses on how architectural material is transformed, revised, swallowed whole, plagiarized or in any other way appropriated. 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 appropriation 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 that are linked in their investigations of how architects engage with their predecessors.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 171 x 248mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 56 Line drawings, black and white; 88 Halftones, black and white; 1 Tables, black and white; 144 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138940046
  • 9781138940048
  • 1,255,077

About Ana Miljacki

Amanda Reeser Lawrence received her PhD in history and theory of architecture 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 co-editor of the award-winning journal, PRAXIS. She is the author of James Stirling: Revisionary Modernist (Yale University Press, 2013). Ana Miljacki is Associate Professor of Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she teaches history, theory, and design. She holds a PhD (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 (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. The Power of Association: Le Corbusier in the Banlieue Kenny Cupers Part 2: Transfer 4. Edvard Ravnikar's Eclecticism of Taste and the Politics of Appropriation Vladimir Kulic 5. Cold War Adaptations: SIAL 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 Bucky Fuller's Quadrant Kevin Emerson Collins Part 4: Reenactments 10. By the Book: Philip Johnson's Ledoux Redoux at the University of Houston Amanda Reeser Lawrence 11. A Careful Misreading of Precedent: 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