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Entretiens sur l'architecture / Viollet-le-Duc, Eugène-Emmanuel,

Entretiens sur l'architecture

Viollet-le-Duc, Eugène-Emmanuel,

Editeur: Morel, 1864
Cote de rangement: 72.07 VIO

L'ornement polychrome / Racinet, Albert,

L'ornement polychrome

Racinet, Albert,

Editeur: Firmin-Didot
Cote de rangement: 72.04 RAC

L'ornement polychrome / Racinet, Albert,

L'ornement polychrome

Racinet, Albert,

Editeur: Firmin-Didot
Cote de rangement: 72.04 RAC

Constructing imperial Berlin : photography and the metropolis / Paeslack, Miriam

Constructing imperial Berlin : photography and the metropolis

Paeslack, Miriam

Editeur: University of Minnesota press, 2019
Cote de rangement: TR74.B47 PAE

Résumé:
Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the city that once visually epitomized a divided Europe has thrived in the international spotlight as an image of reunified statehood and urbanity. Yet research on Berlin’s past has focused on the interwar years of the Weimar Republic or the Cold War era, with much less attention to the crucial Imperial years between 1871 and 1918. Constructing Imperial Berlin is the first book to critically assess, contextualize, and frame urban and architectural photographs of that era. Berlin, as it was pronounced Germany’s capital in 1871, was fraught with questions that had previously beset Paris and London. How was urban expansion and transformation to be absorbed? What was the city’s understanding of its comparably short history? Given this short history, how did it embody the idea of a capital? A key theme of this book is the close interrelation of the city’s rapid physical metamorphosis with repercussions on promotional and critical narratives, the emergence of groundbreaking photographic technologies, and novel forms of mass distribution. Providing a rare analysis of this significant formative era, Miriam Paeslack shows a city far more complex than the common clichés as a historical and aspiring place suggest. Imperial Berlin emerges as a modern metropolis, only half-heartedly inhibited by urban preservationist concerns and rather more akin to North American cities in their bold industrialization and competing urban expansions than to European counterparts.

Elastic architecture : Frederick Kiesler and design research in the first age of robotic culture / Phillips, Stephen John,

Elastic architecture : Frederick Kiesler and design research in the first age of robotic culture

Phillips, Stephen John,

Editeur: MIT Press, 2017
Cote de rangement: N6537.K5 PHI

Résumé:
In 1960, the renowned architect Philip Johnson championed Frederick Kiesler, calling him "the greatest non-building architect of our time." Kiesler's ideas were difficult to construct, but as Johnson believed, "enormous" and "profound." Kiesler (1890-1965) went against the grain of the accepted modern style, rejecting rectilinear glass and steel in favor of more organic forms and flexible structures that could respond to the ever-changing needs of the body in motion. In Elastic Architecture, Stephen Phillips offers the first in-depth exploration of Kiesler's innovative and multidisciplinary research and design practice. Phillips argues that Kiesler established a new career trajectory for architects not as master builders, but as research practitioners whose innovative means and methods could advance alternative and speculative architecture. Indeed, Kiesler's own career was the ultimate uncompromising model of a research-based practice. Exploring Kiesler's formative relationships with the European avant-garde, Phillips shows how Kiesler found inspiration in the plastic arts, experimental theater, early animation, and automatons to develop and refine his spatial concept of the Endless. Moving from Europe to New York in the 1920s, Kiesler applied these radical Dadaist, constructivist, and surrealist practices to his urban display projects, which included shop windows for Saks Fifth Avenue.

Tourism, urbanization, and the evolving periphery of the European Union / Holleran, Max

Tourism, urbanization, and the evolving periphery of the European Union

Holleran, Max

Editeur: Palgrave MacMillan, 2020
Collection: Palgrave pivot
Cote de rangement: G155.E85 HOL

Résumé:
"This book explores travel, tourism, and urban development at the edges of Europe from the 1970s until the present. It compares tourism-spurred urban growth in Spain and Bulgaria, showing how development in Southern Europe after the fall of dictatorships provided a model for integrating post-socialist Europe in the 1990s. It analyzes the economic, cultural, and political dimensions of tourist economies, showing how they aligned with major European Union integration goals and were supported with EU development funds. It also chronicles the social and environmental costs of mass tourism where over-development has despoiled beachfronts and promoted low paying service jobs, reinforcing regional divisions in Europe between those who host and those who visit. Ultimately, it argues that while mass tourism is touted as a viable economic solution to EU inequality, it can potentially exacerbate disparities between core and peripheral zones, creating new and troubling forms of regional polarization."--Back cover.

Quirino De Giorgio : an architect's legacy / De Giorgio, Quirino,

Quirino De Giorgio : an architect's legacy

De Giorgio, Quirino,

Editeur: Park Books, 2019
Cote de rangement: NA1123.D44 CAR

Résumé:
Quirino De Giorgio (1907–1997) is among the few Italian architects whose careers represents the entirety of the twentieth century: from futurism through fascism to the experimentations linked to the invention of reinforced concrete. Too often remembered exclusively for his early futurist and fascist works, De Giorgio is an architect whose production continued, until his last years, to develop in the experimental and dynamic way which had characterized its beginnings. Quirino De Giorgio: An Architects Legacy, the first English-language book dedicated to the Italian architect, is a constellation of his surviving buildings shown through the eyes of photographer Enrico Rizzato. In Rizzato’s pictures, each one of the ninety surviving works will showcase the universality of De Giorgio’s projects and the transformations that time has stamped on his creations, taking the reader on a voyage across the different facets of Italian architecture. Accompanying site plans, floorplans and sections provide deeper insight into De Giorgio’s spatial, structural, urban, and landscaping inventions. An opening essay will introduce the reader to the still relatively unknown method and life of this highly original yet still too little known architect. The book also includes a full list of De Giorgio’s works that has been reconstructed here for the first time through extensive archival work.

Re-invent : reuse and transformation in Lacaton & Vassal's architecture / Faiferri, Massimo

Re-invent : reuse and transformation in Lacaton & Vassal's architecture

Faiferri, Massimo

Editeur: LISt Lab., 2018
Collection: Sustainable and affordable housing ; 4
Cote de rangement: NA680 MAS

Refurbishment manual : maintenance, conversions, extensions / Giebeler, Georg,

Refurbishment manual : maintenance, conversions, extensions

Giebeler, Georg,

Editeur: Birkhäuser, 2009
Cote de rangement: TH3411 GIE

Résumé:
Provides a practical planning guide for refurbishment tasks by providing relevant background information, specific advice on how to plan such works, methods for analysing the building stock and cost parameters plus graphic solutions to constructional problems. Broken down into historical periods to help recognise, classify and assess certain constructional tasks quickly.

The Routledge handbook on the reception of classical architecture / Temple, Nicholas - Piotrowski, Andrzej, - Heredia, Juan Manuel

The Routledge handbook on the reception of classical architecture

Temple, Nicholas - Piotrowski, Andrzej, - Heredia, Juan Manuel

Editeur: Routledge, 2020
Collection: Routledge handbooks
Cote de rangement: NA2543.I47 TEM

Résumé:
This is the first book to examine the reception of the classical tradition in architecture in different regions of the world. Exploring the impact of colonialism, the authors show how classical principles were disseminated across the globe, highlighting both similarities and differences. By identifying numerous unresolved and contentious issues, they question long-held assumptions and draw attention to the Euro-centric nature of existing approaches to classical architecture. Featuring over thirty essays from a range of international scholars, the book is divided into three parts: I) Thematics of Classical Architecture; II) Classical Architecture and the Trading Routes; III) Geographical and Historical Survey. Part III covers Europe and the Levant, Asia and the Indian Subcontinent, the Americas, and Australasia, with essays dedicated to countries such as Italy, France, Germany, England, the Nordic countries, Greece, Russia, Lebanon, India, China, Korea, North and South America, New Zealand, and Australia. An essential reference guide, The Routledge Handbook on the Reception of Classical Architecture makes a major contribution to the study of architectural history.

Le musée imaginaire / Malraux, André,

Le musée imaginaire

Malraux, André,

Editeur: Gallimard, 1996
Collection: Collection Folio. Essais ; 300
Cote de rangement: N70 MAL

Résumé:
Texte d'esthétique, d'histoire de l'art mais également de réflexion sur la finitude humaine.

Ryue Nishizawa, SANAA : Grace Farms / Wilke, Benjamin - Nishizawa, Ryue,

Ryue Nishizawa, SANAA : Grace Farms

Wilke, Benjamin - Nishizawa, Ryue,

Editeur: applied research + design publishing, an imprint of ORO Editions, 2019
Collection: Source books in architecture ; 13
Cote de rangement: NA1559.N578 WIL

Graphic assembly : montage, media, and experimental architecture in the 1960s / Buckley, Craig

Graphic assembly : montage, media, and experimental architecture in the 1960s

Buckley, Craig

Editeur: University of Minnesota press, 2019
Cote de rangement: NA958 BUC

Résumé:
Graphic Assembly unearths the role played by montage and collage in the development of architectural culture over the past century, revealing their unexamined yet crucial significance. Craig Buckley brings together experimental architectural practices based in London, Paris, Vienna, and Florence, showing how breakthroughs in optical media and printing technologies enabled avant-garde architects to reimagine their field. Graphic Assembly considers a range of architects and movements from the 1950s through the early '70s, including Theo Crosby, Hans Hollein, and John McHale; the magazine Clip-Kit; and the groups Archigram, Superstudio, and Utopie. It gives a thorough account of how montage concepts informed the design of buildings, prototypes, models, exhibitions, and multimedia environments, accompanied by Buckley's insightful interpretations of the iconic images, exhibitions, and buildings of the 1960s that mark how the decade is remembered. Richly illustrated with never-before-published material from more than a dozen archives and private collections, Graphic Assembly offers a comparative overview of the network of experimental architectural practice in Europe. It provides a deep historical account of the cut-and-paste techniques now prevalent with architecture's digital turn, demonstrating the great importance of montage to architecture past, present, and future.

The making of migration : the biopolitics of mobility at Europe's borders / Tazzioli, Martina

The making of migration : the biopolitics of mobility at Europe's borders

Tazzioli, Martina

Editeur: Sage, 2020
Collection: Society and space series
Cote de rangement: JV6225 TAZ

Résumé:
The Making of Migration addresses the rapid phenomenon that has become one of the most contentious issues in contemporary life: how are migrants governed as individual subjects and as part of groups? What are the modes of control, identification and partitions that migrants are subjected to? Bringing together an ethnographically grounded analysis of migration, and a critical theoretical engagement with the security and humanitarian modes of governing migrants, the book pushes us to rethink notions that are central in current political theory such as "multiplicity" and subjectivity. This is an innovative and sophisticated study; deploying migration as an analytical angle for complicating and reconceptualising the emergence of collective subjects, mechanisms of individualisation, and political invisibility/visibility. A must-read for students of Migration Studies, Political Geography, Political Theory, International Relations, and Sociology.

GA houses 165 / Futagawa, Yoshio - Saito, Hitomi - Nakamura, Akiyo

GA houses 165

Futagawa, Yoshio - Saito, Hitomi - Nakamura, Akiyo

Editeur: A.D.A. Edita, 2019
Collection: GA houses ; 165
Cote de rangement: NA7115.3 FUT

Résumé:
GA Houses documents outstanding new residential architecture from all over the world. With projects by architecten de vylder vinck taillieu, Aires Mateus, Tod Williams Billie Tsien, Taishi Wtanabe, Takeshi Hirobe, phorm architecture + design, Nobuhiro Kitazawa, Taichi Mitsuya, Bligh Graham, Bade Stageberg Cox Architecure, and the highlights from 'Villages and Towns 8:Iberia'.

Rediscovering Architecture : paestum in eighteenth-century architectural experience and theory / Jong, Sigrid de

Rediscovering Architecture : paestum in eighteenth-century architectural experience and theory

Jong, Sigrid de

Editeur: Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, 2014
Cote de rangement: NA285.P3 JON

Résumé:
"The 18th-century rediscovery of the three archaic Greek-Doric temples in Paestum in southern Italy turned existing ideas on classical architecture upside down. The porous limestone temples with rough, heavy columns were entirely unlike the classical architecture travelers to the site were familiar with. Paestum, exceptional in the completeness of its ruins, came to fascinate architects, artists, writers, and tourists alike, who documented the site in drawings and texts. In Rediscovering Architecture, Sigrid de Jong analyzes extensive original source material, including letters, diaries, drawings, paintings, engravings, and published texts, which are attractively reproduced here. The book offers new insights on the explorations of the site, the diverse reactions to it, and their dramatic and enduring effect on architectural thought, as they influenced intellectual debates in England, France, and Italy during the long 18th century. This unique study of the experience of architecture reconstructs Paestum's key role in the discourse on classical architecture and its historiography, primitivism, the sublime and the picturesque, and the growing importance of science and history in architectural thought."--Front inside flap of dust jacket.

Building the modern world : Albert Kahn in Detroit / Hodges, Michael H.,

Building the modern world : Albert Kahn in Detroit

Hodges, Michael H.,

Editeur: Painted Turtle, an imprint of Wayne State University Press, 2018
Cote de rangement: NA737.K28 HOD

Résumé:
Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit tells the story of the German-Jewish immigrant who rose from poverty to become one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. Kahn's buildings not only define downtown Detroit, but his early car factories for Packard Motor and Ford revolutionized the course of industry and architecture alike. Employing archival sources unavailable to previous biographers, Building the Modern World follows Kahn from his apprenticeship at age thirteen with a prominent Detroit architecture firm to his death. With material gleaned from two significant Kahn archives--the University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library and the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution--Hodges paints the most complete picture yet of Kahn's remarkable rise. Special emphasis is devoted to his influence on architectural modernists, his relationship with Henry Ford, his intervention to save the Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts (unreported until now), and his work laying down the industrial backbone for the Soviet Union in 1929-31 as consulting architect for the first Five Year Plan. Kahn's ascent from poverty, his outsized influence on both industry and architecture, and his proximity to epochal world events make his life story a tableau of America's rise to power.

Thomas Jefferson, architect : palladian models, democratic principles, and the conflict of ideals / DeWitt, Lloyd

Thomas Jefferson, architect : palladian models, democratic principles, and the conflict of ideals

DeWitt, Lloyd

Editeur: Chrysler Museum of Art, 2019
Cote de rangement: NA737.J4 PIP

Résumé:
Renowned as a politician and statesman, Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was also one of the premier architects of the early United States. Adept at reworking Renaissance--particularly Palladian--and Enlightenment ideals to the needs of the new republic, Jefferson completed visionary building projects such as his two homes, Monticello and Poplar Forest; the Capitol building in Richmond; and the University of Virginia campus. Featuring a wealth of archival images, including models, paintings, drawings, and prints, this volume presents compelling essays that engage broad themes of history, ethics, philosophy, classicism, neoclassicism, and social sciences while investigating various aspects of Jefferson's works, design principles, and complex character. In addition to a thorough introduction to Jefferson's career as an architect, the book provides insight into his sources of inspiration and a nuanced take on the contradictions between his ideas about liberty and his embrace of slavery, most poignantly reflected in his plan for the academical village at the University of Virginia, which was carefully designed to keep enslaved workers both invisible and accessible. Thomas Jefferson, Architect offers fresh perspectives on Jefferson's architectural legacy, which has shaped the political and social landscape of the nation and influenced countless American architects since his time.

Interviews : insights and introspection on doctoral research in architecture / Goffi, Federica

Interviews : insights and introspection on doctoral research in architecture

Goffi, Federica

Editeur: Routledge, 2020
Collection: Routledge research in architecture
Cote de rangement: NA2005 GOF

Résumé:
"With the continued growth of PhD programs in architecture and the simultaneous broadening of approaches, InterVIEWS: Insights and Introspection in Doctoral Research in Architecture begins a timely survey into contemporary research at academic institutions internationally, in the context of the expanding landscape of architectural inquiry. The eighteen interviews with scholars who direct or contributed to doctoral research programs in areas of architecture history and theory, theory and criticism, design research, urban studies, cross-disciplinary research, and practice based research, expose a plurality of positions articulating a range of research tactics. Renowned scholars narrated the stories, the experiences, and the research that shaped and are shaping doctoral education worldwide, providing an invaluable knowledge resource from which readers may find inspiration for their work. InterVIEWS acknowledges the diversity in approaches to research to evidence meaningful differences and the range of contributions in academic institutions. The relevance of this self-reflection becomes apparent in the exposition of vibrant and at times divergent viewpoints, that offer a thought-provoking opportunity to consider the openness and breadth of a field that is unrelenting in redefining its boundaries along with the probing questions"--

A little bit of Beijing : Nanluoguxiang / Li, Han

A little bit of Beijing : Nanluoguxiang

Li, Han

Editeur: Luminocity, a subsidiary of Tongji University Press, [2017
Cote de rangement: DS795.8.A2 LIH

Résumé:
A Little Bit of Beijing is an architectural graphic novel focused on contemporary Beijing and contains three volumes: Sanlitun, 798 Art District and Nanluoguxiang. It can be best described as a record of a moment in time in the lives of the three areas. The life of each area is documented through the use of architectural-style drawings featuring cut away rooftops, comic book stylized drawings that explore the details inside the buildings, and stories showcasing how people live, work, and visit these spaces. It was awarded the title of "the most beautiful book of China".

Nanterre, du bidonville à la cité / Collet, Victor,

Nanterre, du bidonville à la cité

Collet, Victor,

Editeur: Agone, 2019
Collection: Mémoires sociales
Cote de rangement: HV4096.N36 COL

Résumé:
Trente années de discours sécuritaires ont consacré un regard dépolitisé, sinon racial, sur les classes populaires. Les supposées "Trente Glorieuses" continuent d'être contées comme une période de progrès social sans équivoque. Trente ans d'habitat provisoire et de gourbis sordides en banlieue, d'asphyxie au charbon et de saturnisme restent largement ignorés. Quant aux années 1968, elles sont ravalées au rang de révolte culturelle et sexuelle. Les années rouges sont souvent méconnues par les militants eux-mêmes, qui préfèrent se souvenir des luttes anticoloniales ou contre la ségrégation outre-Atlantique. Oubliés, les grèves ouvrières et immigrées, l'usine et un parti communiste omniprésents, le christianisme social, l'anti-impérialisme et l'antifascisme, les premiers collectifs de défense contre la surexploitation et le logement indigne des travailleurs et familles immigrés. De l'époque de la guerre d'Algérie aux années 1980, les bidonvilles de Nanterre symbolisent la condition immigrée en France, de même que le long et difficile chemin qui mène leurs habitants vers les sinistres cités d'urgence et de transit, puis finalement vers la "cité" HLM. De l'entrée des premiers militants chrétiens dans les bidonvilles jusqu'à la naissance des mouvements menés par les immigrés eux-mêmes, en passant par l'engagement des gauchistes de la faculté toute proche, ce livre est une histoire de rencontres et de luttes.

Baumeisterhaus - House for a Builder : Kaferstein & Meister / Wirz, Linus - Sergison, Jonathan - Käferstein, Johannes - Meister, Urs

Baumeisterhaus - House for a Builder : Kaferstein & Meister

Wirz, Linus - Sergison, Jonathan - Käferstein, Johannes - Meister, Urs

Editeur: Quart Luzern 2019
Cote de rangement: NA1995 WIR

Résumé:
A master builder was the client for this apartment building on the corner of Oberwiesenstrasse and Binzmuhlestrasse in Zurich. That situation gives the architecture its character of simple, often accomplished elegance and a solidity of structures that used to be erected by building company workshops in the spirit of an 'architecture without architects'.

Vivre dans la rue à Paris au XVIIIe siècle / Farge, Arlette,

Vivre dans la rue à Paris au XVIIIe siècle

Farge, Arlette,

Editeur: Gallimard, 1992
Collection: Collection Folio, Histoire ; 43
Cote de rangement: HN438.P3 FAR

Résumé:
Pour le peuple de Paris la rue est, au XVIIIe siècle, un espace privilégié. Elle investit l'espace urbain tout entier d'une sociabilité multiforme et souvent agressive, elle envahit l'espace privé : l'atelier, le logement. Dans la rue, le travail, l'amour, la discussion, l'attroupement, le spectacle, la mort même. À travers les agendas du guet, les procès-verbaux et les rapports des commissaires de police, les récits des voyageurs étrangers et ceux des observateurs parisiens, Arlette Farge restitue le monde sonore, coloré, odorant du Paris populaire. Mais la rue, sa violence anonyme, son opacité font peur aussi : on entreprendra de régler et d'ouvrir l'espace urbain pour le contrôler mieux. Viendra le temps où le peuple descendra dans la rue où il aura cessé de vivre.

Istanbul rive gauche : errances urbaines et bohème turque (1870-1980) / Muhidine, Timour,

Istanbul rive gauche : errances urbaines et bohème turque (1870-1980)

Muhidine, Timour,

Editeur: CNRS, 2019
Cote de rangement: PL205 MUH

Résumé:
De l’autre côté de la Corne d’Or, face à Sainte-Sophie et au palais du Sultan, s’étend un quartier d’Istanbul un peu singulier, Beyoğlu. Dans notre imaginaire contemporain, celui qu’on nommait autrefois Pera ou « la ville franque » reste un mythe. Des générations d’écrivains et d’artistes, aussi bien turcs qu’étrangers, s’y sont précipitées et perdues au XIXe siècle, en quête de modernité, d’altérité et d’avant-garde. Là, dans ce miroir de Paris, a bouillonné toute la vie intellectuelle et éditoriale turque, rythmée par les battements et métamorphoses du quartier depuis les années 1870. Avec le siècle et à mesure que son paysage architectural se dégrade, ses ruines sont devenues la scène d’une bohème sans cesse renouvelée et le terreau d’une production nationale.De nombreux artistes turcs y puisent l’inspiration auprès de leurs frères d’écriture, les Loti et autres Aragon. Ils y respirent l’air fascinant et subversif des capitales culturelles d’alors, Paris ou New York, prêts à partir sur les traces de leurs maîtres à penser, les Sartre ou les Beauvoir. Là s’écrivent les textes qui confèrent leurs lettres de noblesse à la littérature turque d’aujourd’hui (Attilâ Ilhan, Ferit Edgü, Demir Özlü ou Nedim Gürsel). Timour Muhidine nous conduit dans ce Quartier latin d’Orient et, pour mieux comprendre ce siècle de la bohème turque, nous entraîne entre la place de Tünel et Taksim, au hasard des ruelles et des lieux de sociabilité où s’est élaboré un art moderne.

Rhône : un fleuve / Puech, Véronique

Rhône : un fleuve

Puech, Véronique

Editeur: Actes Sud, 2019
Cote de rangement: GB1200 PUE

Résumé:
Chaque fleuve a son originalité, et pour chacun je cherche le mot qui le résume. Pour le Rhône, j'hésite encore. J'ai besoin de votre avis. Impétueux ? Fier pourrait aussi convenir. Savez-vous que ce mot a la même origine que féroce ? Il y a de la bête sauvage dans le Rhône. Mais aussi bien d'autres merveilles. Le Rhône est sauvage. Il a son caractère. Il fallait qu'il accepte l'éditeur proposé. Quand il a entendu le nom, je l'ai vu sourire. Actes Sud. Parce que vous l'avez compris, tout fleuve est un acte, le plus grand des projets de la géographie. Et aussi parce que le sud, plein sud est la direction du Rhône. Celle du soleil. Bref, j'aime le Rhône. Surtout ne le dites pas aux autres fleuves de ma collection géante (les cours d'eau sont au moins aussi jaloux que les humains) mais le Rhône est parmi mes favoris.

Out of our minds : what we think and how we came to think it / Fernández-Armesto, Felipe

Out of our minds : what we think and how we came to think it

Fernández-Armesto, Felipe

Editeur: University of California press, 2019
Cote de rangement: B105.T54 FER

Résumé:
"To imagine--to see what is not there--is the startling ability that has fueled human development and innovation through the centuries. As a species we stand alone in our remarkable capacity to refashion the world after the picture in our minds. Traversing the realms of science, politics, religion, culture, philosophy, and history, Felipe Fernández-Armesto reveals the thrilling and disquieting tales of our imaginative leaps--from the first Homo sapiens to the present day. Through groundbreaking insights in cognitive science, Fernández-Armesto explores how and why we have ideas in the first place, providing a tantalizing glimpse into who we are and what we might yet accomplish. Unearthing historical evidence, he begins by reconstructing the thoughts of our Paleolithic ancestors to reveal the subtlety and profundity of the thinking of early humans. A masterful paean to the human imagination from a wonderfully elegant thinker, Out of Our Minds shows that bad ideas are often more influential than good ones; that the oldest recoverable thoughts include some of the best; that ideas of Western origin often issued from exchanges with the wider world; and that the pace of innovative thinking is under threat." --

Rue d'Aubagne : récit d'une rupture / Bonjour, Karine

Rue d'Aubagne : récit d'une rupture

Bonjour, Karine

Editeur: Parenthèses, 2019
Cote de rangement: HV677 BON

Résumé:
Après l'écroulement brutal de trois immeubles dans le centre de Marseille le 5 novembre 2018 - huit morts, des milliers de délogés -, les habitants se sont mobilisés, investissant l'espace public pour crier aux oreilles du pouvoir leur tristesse, leur indignation et leur colère. Graffitis, pochoirs, pancartes, banderoles, bouquets, bougies, slogans, photographies, vidéos, dessins, tribunes, chroniques, discours, tweets... les textes et images rassemblés dans cet ouvrage constituent un véritable récit documentaire, mémoire émotionnelle de cet événement qui a fait date. Mais ce drame n'est pas seulement le symptôme d'une ville fissurée et politiquement exsangue. Il parle de tant d'autres effondrements et de tant d'autres appels au respect. Au-delà du simple constat local, s'engage ici une réflexion sur les processus non avoués de gentrification des centres urbains et sur la participation des habitants à la gestion de leur ville.

A house in the sun : modern architecture and solar energy in the Cold War / Barber, Daniel A.

A house in the sun : modern architecture and solar energy in the Cold War

Barber, Daniel A.

Editeur: Oxford university press, 2016
Cote de rangement: TH7414 BAR

Résumé:
A House in the Sun describes a number of solar house experiments in the 1940s and 1950s. The houses relied on the materials and ideas of modern arhitecture for both energy efficiency and claims to cultural relevance, and also developed out of a growing concern over global resource limits.

The experimental zone : An Interdisciplinary Investigation on the Spaces and Practices of Collaborative Research / Marguin, Séverine

The experimental zone : An Interdisciplinary Investigation on the Spaces and Practices of Collaborative Research

Marguin, Séverine

Editeur: Park Books 2019
Cote de rangement: NA680 MAR

Résumé:
Experimental Zone documents a remarkable experiment in spatial research at the interdisciplinary laboratory Image Knowledge Gestaltung at Berlin's Humboldt University. Every two months, for four years, researchers reconfigured a 350-square meter workspace for forty scientists. The design-based collaborative experiment's focus was on the interrelation of space and knowledge production: What spatial qualities are required by interdisciplinary teams for their research work? With some 180 striking and straightforward images and graphics, Experimental Zone presents the findings of the experiment. It highlights the spatial conditions under which individual and collaborative research unfold, overlap, or merge and reveals the characteristics of an architecture that fosters interdisciplinary. The experiment's innovative interdisciplinarity approach is also reflected in the book's design, with each of the five chapters and the comprehensive visual material reflecting publishing traditions in design, architecture, and the humanities.

Geographical gerontolgy : perspectives, concepts, approaches / Skinner, Mark W. - Andrews, Gavin J. - Cutchin, Malcolm P.

Geographical gerontolgy : perspectives, concepts, approaches

Skinner, Mark W. - Andrews, Gavin J. - Cutchin, Malcolm P.

Editeur: Routledge, 2019
Cote de rangement: HQ1061 SKI

Résumé:
Understanding where ageing occurs, how it is experienced by different people in different places, and in what ways it is transforming our communities, economies and societies at all levels has become crucial for the development of informed research, policy and programmes. This book focuses on the interdisciplinary field of study – geographical gerontology – that addresses these issues. With contributions from more than 30 leading geographers and gerontologists, the book examines the scope and depth of geographical perspectives, concepts and approaches applied to the study of ageing, old age and older populations. The book features 25 chapters organized into five parts that cover the field’s theoretical traditions and intellectual evolution; the contributions of key disciplinary perspectives from population geography, social and cultural geography, health geography, urban planning and environmental studies; the scales of inquiry within geographical gerontology from the global to the embodied; the thematic breadth of contemporary issues of interest that define the field (places, spaces and landscapes of ageing); and a discussion about challenges, opportunities and agendas for future developments in geography and gerontology. This book provides the first comprehensive foundation of knowledge about the state of the art of geographical gerontology that will be of interest to scholars of ageing around the world.

Sur les pas de Henri van de Velde : un périple architectural à travers la Begique, l'Allemagne et les Pays-Bas / Hostens, Joseph - Deloof, Rick - Buerman, Luc - Devisscher, Hans,

Sur les pas de Henri van de Velde : un périple architectural à travers la Begique, l'Allemagne et les Pays-Bas

Hostens, Joseph - Deloof, Rick - Buerman, Luc - Devisscher, Hans,

Editeur: Snoeck Ducaju & Zoon, 2013
Cote de rangement: NA1173.V4 HOS

Résumé:
Henry Van de Velde (1863-1957) est un des principaux représentants de l'art nouveau et du fonctionnalisme. Ce livre vous propose un circuit architectural des principales villes qu'il a marquées de son empreinte. De Bruxelles, nous partons pour l'Allemagne, où Van de Velde fut indirectement à l'origine du Bauhaus. A Hagen, Weimar, Géra, Iéna et Chemnitz, nous visitons d'authentiques chefs-d'oeuvre architecturaux. Après une halte à Otterlo, nous poussons jusqu'à Gand, où il obtint, à 70 ans, sa commande la plus prestigieuse : la construction de de la bibliothèque universitaire et des Instituts d'Histoire de l'Art, de Zoologie et de Pharmacie. De magnifiques photos signées Luc Buerman et des textes très accessibles éclairent les aspects connus et moins connus de l'oeuvre d'un des plus grands architectes et designers belges. Et les créations de Van de Velde n'éclipsent pas les atouts culturels et touristiques des villes visitées.

The life intense : a modern obsession / Garcia, Tristan,

The life intense : a modern obsession

Garcia, Tristan,

Editeur: Edinburgh University Press, 2018
Collection: Speculative realism
Cote de rangement: BD435 GAR

Résumé:
Our lives today are oppressed by the demand that we live, feel and experience with ever greater intensity. We are enticed to try exotic flavours and smells; urged to enjoy a wide range of sexual experiences; pushed to engage in extreme sports and recreational drugs - all in the pursuit of some new, unheard-of intensity. Tristan Garcia argues that such intensity rarely lives up to its promise. It always comes at a price: one that defines the ethical predicament of contemporary life. The notion of intensity was the hidden key to Garcia's landmark book Form and Object. In The Life Intense, the first part of his ambitious Letting Be trilogy, he begins to develop it in detail. This first book focuses on ethics; the forthcoming two books look at politics and metaphysics respectively

Les cités-jardins d'Île-de-France : une certaine idée du bonheur / Guiyot-Corteville, Julie - Brändström, Sophie

Les cités-jardins d'Île-de-France : une certaine idée du bonheur

Guiyot-Corteville, Julie - Brändström, Sophie

Editeur: Lieux-Dits, 2018
Collection: Patrimoines d'Île-de-France,
Cote de rangement: HT161 GUI

Résumé:
Créées à partir de 1904 mais se multipliant dans les décennies 1920-1930, les cités-jardins d'Île-de-France constitueront un modèle pour le logement social. Elles sont encore aujourd'hui l'incarnation d'une utopie urbaine et sociale, tentant de conjuguer harmonieusement logements individuels et collectifs, espaces verts, équipements et mixité sociale.Elles précèdent et accompagnent les premiers pas de l'urbanisme comme nouvelle approche du tissu urbain. Il est impossible aujourd'hui d'évoquer l'histoire de la banlieue parisienne sans faire référence à cette forme d'habitat remarquable. Tombé dans l'oubli au moment de la construction des Grands Ensembles, le modèle irriguera à nouveau la conception des villes nouvelles dans les années 1970. Cette expérience urbaine sans cesse redécouverte est aujourd'hui un élément majeur du patrimoine architectural francilien, avec toute son épaisseur historique et humaine liée à une mémoire collective très ancrée sur un territoire de projets qui continue de se réinventer au fil des réhabilitations.Cet ouvrage a le mérite de confronter une définition parmi d'autres des cités-jardins à tout un corpus de monographies. Il aborde la cité-jardins sous tous ses angles : logement, réhabilitation, espace vert, équipement, habitants, jusqu'au processus de patrimonialisation en cours. Très illustré par des documents historiques dont certains inédits comme par des reportages récents, il apporte sans doute l'éclairage le plus complet à ce jour sur les quelque 70 cités-jardins recensées en région parisienne.

Japanese gardens and landscapes, 1650-1950 / Kuitert, Wybe

Japanese gardens and landscapes, 1650-1950

Kuitert, Wybe

Editeur: University of Pennsylvania press, 2016
Collection: Penn studies in landscape architecture
Cote de rangement: SB458 KUI

Résumé:
Moss, stone, trees, and sand arranged in striking or natural-looking compositions: the tradition of establishing and refining the landscape has been the work of Japanese gardeners and designers for centuries. In Japanese Landscapes and Gardens, 1650-1950 Wybe Kuitert presents a richly illustrated survey of the gardens and the people who commissioned, created, and used them and chronicles the modernization of traditional aesthetics in the context of economic, political, and environmental transformation. Kuitert begins in the Edo period (1603-1868), when feudal lords recreated the landscape of the countryside as private space. During this same period, and following Chinese literary models, scholars and men of letters viewed the countryside itself, without any contrivance, as the ideal space in which to meet with friends and have a cup of tea. Stewards of inns, teahouses, and temples, on the other hand, followed increasingly cliched garden designs prescribed in popular, mass-produced pattern books. 0Over the course of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the newly wealthy captains of industry in Tokyo adopted the aesthetic of the feudal lords, finding great appeal in naturalistic landscapes and deciduous forests. Confronted with modernization and the West, tradition inevitably took on different meanings. Westerners, seeking to understand Japanese garden culture, found their answers in the pattern-book cliches, while in Japan, private landscapes became public and were designed in environmentally supportable ways, all sponsored by the government. An ancient, esoteric, and elite art extended its reach to every quarter of society, most notably with the extensive rebuilding that occurred in the aftermath of the Tokyo earthquake of 1923 and the end of World War II. In the wake of destruction came a new model for sustainable public parks and a heightened awareness of ecological issues, rooted above all in the natural landscape of Japan. 0.

The icon project : architecture, cities, and capitalist globalization / Sklair, Leslie

The icon project : architecture, cities, and capitalist globalization

Sklair, Leslie

Editeur: Oxford university press, 2017
Cote de rangement: NA2543.G46 SKL

Résumé:
A pioneering look at the ways in which contemporary architecture serves the interests of the capitalist class, from global North to South and through to the petro-cities of the Gulf States In the last quarter century, a new form of iconic architecture has appeared throughout the world's major cities. Typically designed by globe-trotting "starchitects" or by a few large transnational architectural firms, these projects are almost always driven by private interests. In The Icon Project, sociologist Leslie Sklair focuses on ways in which capitalist globalization is produced and represented all over the world, especially in globalizing cities. Sklair traces how the iconic buildings of our era-elaborate shopping malls, spectacular museums and vast urban megaprojects-constitute the triumphal "Icon Project" of contemporary global capitalism, promoting increasing inequality and hyperconsumerism. He sets out to explain how the architecture industry organizes the social production and marketing of iconic structures and how corporations increasingly dominate the built environment and promote the trend towards globalizing, consumerist cities. The Icon Project, Sklair argues, is a weapon in the struggle to solidify capitalist hegemony as well as reinforce transnational capitalist control of where we live, what we consume, and how we think.