Power, Identity, and the Rise of Modern Architecture

From Siam to Thailand
Author: Koompong Noobanjong
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 9781581122015
Category: Architecture
Page: 413
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This dissertation examines the evolution of Western and Modern architecture in Siam and Thailand. It illustrates how various architectural ideas have contributed to the physical design and spatial configuration of places associated with negotiation and allocation of political power, which are throne halls, parliaments, and government and civic structures since the 1850s.

Sigfried Giedion

An Intellectual Biography
Author: Sokratis Georgiadis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 215
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A book on historian and architectural critic Siegfried Giedion.

The Globalisation of Modern Architecture

The Impact of Politics, Economics and Social Change on Architecture and Urban Design since 1990
Author: Robert Adam
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443839485
Category: Architecture
Page: 360
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Taking the break-up of the Soviet Union and the entry of Russia, China and India into the global market as the start of a new era of globalisation, Robert Adam compares new developments in architecture and urban design with major shifts in the balance of power since 1990. Based on the principle that design unavoidably follows social change, politics and economics, this analysis casts a new light on recent architecture. Starting with the lead up to events in the 1990s, links are established between the global dominance of the North Atlantic economies, architectural style and a dramatic increase in international architectural practice. The widely-observed homogeneity of the global consumer economy is examined in relation to branding, tourism and international competition between cities, and parallels are drawn with universal architectural and urban types, iconic architecture and the rise of the star architect. Contrasting pressures to maintain differences are identified in the break-up of nation states, identity politics, targeted marketing and environmentalism, and these are related to attempts to reinforce local identity through architecture and urban design. Using social, political and economic change as a guide to new directions in architecture and urban design, the book ends by tracing the changes in global power revealed by the 2008 Western financial crash and its immediate impact on the built environment. By comparing past patterns of cultural influence, the book speculates on how architecture and urban design may come to reflect wider global trends.

Architectures of Russian Identity

1500 to the Present
Author: Professor of History James Cracraft,James Cracraft,Daniel Bruce Rowland
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801488283
Category: Architecture
Page: 253
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Across five centuries of Russian history, Russian leaders have used architecture to project unity, identity and power. In this book, authors from disciplines including architectural history, linguistics and geography survey the political and symbolic meanings of many kinds of structures.

Interpretations on Behalf of Place

Environmental Displacements and Alternative Responses
Author: Robert Mugerauer
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791419434
Category: Architecture
Page: 237
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In this book, Mugerauer emphasizes the interplay between European continental philosophy and North American environments and architecture. Drawing on a keen understanding of conceptual trends in both scholarship and the design professions, he clarifies various competing philosophical visions and their considerably different perspectives on environment, place, and architecture. The book covers Derrida's deconstruction, Foucault's genealogy, Heidegger's originary thinking, and Eliade's hermeneutics in order to interpret cultural displacements and the possible recovery of "place," especially through interpretation of dwelling, sense of place, landscapes, architecture, planning, urban design, and technology. Mugerauer identifies a series of design principles that might facilitate mutual understanding.

Identität

Wie der Verlust der Würde unsere Demokratie gefährdet
Author: Francis Fukuyama
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 3455005292
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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»Intelligent und klar – wir brauchen mehr Denker, die so weise sind wie Fukuyama.« THE NEW YORK TIMES In den letzten zehn Jahren ist die Anzahl der demokratischen Staaten weltweit erschreckend schnell zurückgegangen. Erleben wir gerade das Ende der liberalen Demokratie? Der US-amerikanische Politikwissenschaftler Francis Fukuyama, Autor des Weltbestsellers Das Ende der Geschichte, sucht in seinem neuen Buch nach den Gründen, warum sich immer mehr Menschen antidemokratischen Strömungen zuwenden und den Liberalismus ablehnen. Er zeigt, warum die Politik der Stunde geprägt ist von Nationalismus und Wut, welche Rolle linke und recht Parteien bei dieser Entwicklung spielen, und was wir tun können, um unsere gesellschaftliche Identität und damit die liberale Demokratie wieder zu beleben. »Einer der bedeutendsten Politikwissenschaftler der westlichen Welt.« DIE WELT

Manusya

Journal of Humanities
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Humanities
Page: N.A
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6 ICAANE


Author: Paolo Matthiae,Licia Romano
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 9783447061759
Category: History
Page: 1026
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.".. 6th International Congress of the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East held in Rome on May 5th-10th, 2008 (www.6icaane.it)"--Foreword.

Old Bangkok


Author: Michael Smithies
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 83
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Old Bangkok traces the history of one of Asia's most fascinating cities. This stimulating and sympathetic account of this capital, founded in 1782, recaptures the early days and its expansion in the nineteenth century. Author Michael Smithies describes the principal temples and palaces thatstill survive as well as the corners and crafts that remain relatively unchanged. This book is a must-read for anyone who has been charmed by Bangkok.

Renaissance Architecture


Author: Christy Anderson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191625264
Category: Architecture
Page: 272
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The Renaissance was a diverse phenomenon, marked by innovation and economic expansion, the rise of powerful rulers, religious reforms, and social change. Encompassing the entire continent, Renaissance Architecture examines the rich variety of buildings that emerged during these seminal centuries of European history. Although marked by the rise of powerful individuals, both patrons and architects, the Renaissance was equally a time of growing group identities and communities - and architecture provided the public face to these new identities . Religious reforms in northern Europe, spurred on by Martin Luther, rejected traditional church function and decoration, and proposed new models. Political ambitions required new buildings to satisfy court rituals. Territory, nature, and art intersected to shape new landscapes and building types. Classicism came to be the international language of an educated architect and an ambitious patron, drawing on the legacy of ancient Rome. Yet the richness of the medieval tradition continued to be used throughout Europe, often alongside classical buildings. Examining each of these areas by turn, this book offers a broad cultural history of the period as well as a completely new approach to the history of Renaissance architecture. The work of well-known architects such as Michelangelo and Andrea Palladio is examined alongside lesser known though no less innovative designers such as Juan Guas in Portugal and Benedikt Ried in Prague and Eastern Europe. Drawing on the latest research, it also covers more recent areas of interest such as the story of women as patrons and the emotional effect of Renaissance buildings, as well as the impact of architectural publications and travel on the emerging new architectural culture across Europe. As such, it provides a compelling introduction to the subject for all those interested in the history of architecture, society, and culture in the Renaissance, and European culture in general.

Architecture in the Age of Divided Representation

The Question of Creativity in the Shadow of Production
Author: Dalibor Vesely
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262220675
Category: Architecture
Page: 506
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Reclaiming the humanistic role of architecture in the age of technology: an examination of architecture's indispensable role as a cultural force throughout history.

Terminal Identity

The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction
Author: Scott Bukatman
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822313403
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 404
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Scott Bukatman's Terminal Identity—referring to both the site of the termination of the conventional "subject" and the birth of a new subjectivity constructed at the computer terminal or television screen--puts to rest any lingering doubts of the significance of science fiction in contemporary cultural studies. Demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge, both of the history of science fiction narrative from its earliest origins, and of cultural theory and philosophy, Bukatman redefines the nature of human identity in the Information Age. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary theories of the postmodern—including Fredric Jameson, Donna Haraway, and Jean Baudrillard—Bukatman begins with the proposition that Western culture is suffering a crisis brought on by advanced electronic technologies. Then in a series of chapters richly supported by analyses of literary texts, visual arts, film, video, television, comics, computer games, and graphics, Bukatman takes the reader on an odyssey that traces the postmodern subject from its current crisis, through its close encounters with technology, and finally to new self-recognition. This new "virtual subject," as Bukatman defines it, situates the human and the technological as coexistent, codependent, and mutally defining. Synthesizing the most provocative theories of postmodern culture with a truly encyclopedic treatment of the relevant media, this volume sets a new standard in the study of science fiction—a category that itself may be redefined in light of this work. Bukatman not only offers the most detailed map to date of the intellectual terrain of postmodern technology studies—he arrives at new frontiers, providing a propitious launching point for further inquiries into the relationship of electronic technology and culture.

Remembering, Forgetting and City Builders


Author: Dr Haim Yacobi,Dr Tovi Fenster
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409488748
Category: Science
Page: 218
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Remembering, Forgetting and City Builders critically explores how urban spaces are designed, planned and experienced in relation to the politics of collective and personal memory construction. Bringing together case studies from North America, South Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, the book analyzes how contested national, ethnic and cultural sentiments clash in planning and experiencing urban spaces. Going beyond the claim that such situations exist in many parts of the world because communities construct their 'past memories' within their current daily life and future aspirations, the book explores how the very acts of planning and urban design are rooted in the existing structures of hegemonic power. With contributors from the fields of architecture, geography, planning, anthropology and sociology, urban studies and cultural studies, the book provides a rich, interdisciplinary view into the conflicts over memory and belonging which are spatially expressed and mediated through the official planning apparatus.

Britain


Author: Alan Powers
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861892812
Category: Architecture
Page: 304
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Thoroughly illustrated with images of the buildings under discussion, advertisements, and other historical photographs, Britain is an authoritative, yet highly accessible, account of twentieth-century British architecture.

The Challenge of American History


Author: Louis P. Masur
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801862229
Category: History
Page: 331
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In The Challenge of American History, Louis Masur brings together a sampling of recent scholarship to determine the key issues preoccupying historians of American history and to contemplate the discipline's direction for the future. The fifteen summary essays included in this volume allow professional historians, history teachers, and students to grasp in a convenient and accessible form what historians have been writing about.

Experiencing Rome

Culture, Identity and Power in the Roman Empire
Author: Janet Huskinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134693141
Category: History
Page: 400
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Power of Knowledge

How Information and Technology Made the Modern World
Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030019854X
Category: History
Page: 504
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Information is power. For more than five hundred years the success or failure of nations has been determined by a country’s ability to acquire knowledge and technical skill and transform them into strength and prosperity. Leading historian Jeremy Black approaches global history from a distinctive perspective, focusing on the relationship between information and society and demonstrating how the understanding and use of information have been the primary factors in the development and character of the modern age. Black suggests that the West’s ascension was a direct result of its institutions and social practices for acquiring, employing, and retaining information and the technology that was ultimately produced. His cogent and well-reasoned analysis looks at cartography and the hardware of communication, armaments and sea power, mercantilism and imperialism, science and astronomy, as well as bureaucracy and the management of information, linking the history of technology with the history of global power while providing important indicators for the future of our world.

Malaysia, Modernity and the Multimedia Super Corridor

A Critical Geography of Intelligent Landscapes
Author: Tim Bunnell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134519710
Category: Science
Page: 224
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Based on fieldwork in Malaysia, this book provides a critical examination of the country's main urban region. The study first provides a theoretical reworking of geographies of modernity and details the emergence of a globally-oriented, 'high-tech' stage of national development. The Multimedia Super Corridor is framed in terms of a political vision of a 'fully developed' Malaysia before the author traces an imagined trajectory through surrounding landscapes in the late 1990s. As the first book length academic analysis of the development of Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan Area and the construction of the Multimedia Super Corridor, this work offers a situated, contextual account which will appeal to all those with research interests in Asian Urban Studies and Asian Sociology.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History


Author: John Parker,Richard Reid
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191667552
Category: History
Page: 560
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The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History represents an invaluable tool for historians and others in the field of African studies. This collection of essays, produced by some of the finest scholars currently working in the field, provides the latest insights into, and interpretations of, the history of Africa - a continent with a rich and complex past. An understanding of this past is essential to gain perspective on Africa's current challenges, and this accessible and comprehensive volume will allow readers to explore various aspects - political, economic, social, and cultural - of the continent's history over the last two hundred years. Since African history first emerged as a serious academic endeavour in the 1950s and 1960s, it has undergone numerous shifts in terms of emphasis and approach, changes brought about by political and economic exigencies and by ideological debates. This multi-faceted Handbook is essential reading for anyone with an interest in those debates, and in Africa and its peoples. While the focus is determinedly historical, anthropology, geography, literary criticism, political science and sociology are all employed in this ground-breaking study of Africa's past.

The Mid-Atlantic Region


Author: Robert P. Marzec
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313329548
Category: History
Page: 469
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Provides alphabetically arranged entries on the architecture, art, ecology, folklore, food, religion, and recreation of each major United States region.