The Resource Architecture depends, Jeremy Till

Architecture depends, Jeremy Till

Label
Architecture depends
Title
Architecture depends
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Till
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Architecture depends - on what? On people, time, politics, ethics, mess: the real world. Architecture, Jeremy Till argues with conviction in this engaging, sometimes pugnacious book, cannot help itself; it is dependent for its very existence on things outside itself. Despite the claims of autonomy, purity, and control that architects like to make about their practice, architecture is buffeted by uncertainty and contingency. Circumstances invariably intervene to upset the architect's best-laid plans - at every stage in the process, from design through construction to occupancy. Architects, however, tend to deny this, fearing contingency and preferring to pursue perfection. With Architecture Depends, architect and critic Jeremy Till offers a proposal for rescuing architects from themselves: a way to bridge the gap between what architecture actually is and what architects want it to be. Mixing anecdote, design, social theory, and personal experience, Till's writing is always accessible, moving freely between high and low registers, much like his suggestions for architecture itself."--Jacket
Action
committed to retain for EAST
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Till, Jeremy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2540
LC item number
.T55 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture
  • Architectural practice
  • Architectural practice
  • Architecture
Label
Architecture depends, Jeremy Till
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-245) and index
Contents
Contingency -- Deluded detachment -- A semblance of order -- Coping with contingency -- Time of waste -- Out of time -- In time -- Slack space -- Lo-Fi architecture -- Architecture : a dependent profession -- Imperfect ethics -- Hope against hope
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 254 p.
Isbn
9780262012539
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008029578
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)233635099
  • (OCoLC)ocn233635099
Label
Architecture depends, Jeremy Till
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-245) and index
Contents
Contingency -- Deluded detachment -- A semblance of order -- Coping with contingency -- Time of waste -- Out of time -- In time -- Slack space -- Lo-Fi architecture -- Architecture : a dependent profession -- Imperfect ethics -- Hope against hope
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 254 p.
Isbn
9780262012539
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008029578
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)233635099
  • (OCoLC)ocn233635099

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