The Resource Building sex : men, women, architecture, and the construction of sexuality, Aaron Betsky

Building sex : men, women, architecture, and the construction of sexuality, Aaron Betsky

Label
Building sex : men, women, architecture, and the construction of sexuality
Title
Building sex
Title remainder
men, women, architecture, and the construction of sexuality
Statement of responsibility
Aaron Betsky
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Buildings have always been an expression of human sexuality. In this book, architecture critic and curator Aaron Betsky takes a look at the man-made world and concludes that it is just that: made by men and not women. The structure of buildings and the layout of cities in the modern world have almost always been determined by men, and the abstract and alien order of grids and columns that has resulted imprisons us in a way of living based on repression and, in some cases, oppression. By contrast, it is women who create the interior spaces within these man-created environments. Comfortable, beautiful, seductive, and logical, these interiors act as areas of escape, self-definition, and sometimes even revelation. Drawing on a wide range of architectural examples, from African mud huts to modern apartment complexes, Betsky explores what effects this division of architectural labor has had on our sensibilities and, indeed, on how we relate to one another as men and women. He believes that although it has always been thus, we do not have to live within this dichotomy between the exterior and the interior, the made and the lived, the masculine and the feminine, forever. It is possible, says Betsky, to create "spaces of liberation, spaces in which we can re-construct our selves and our world."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Betsky, Aaron
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2543.W65
LC item number
B48 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture and women
  • Architecture and society
  • Geschlechterforschung
  • Architecture and society
  • Architecture and women
  • Architekturtheorie
  • Architektur
  • Architekturtheorie
  • Frau
  • Geschlechterforschung
  • Kunstwissenschaft
  • Soziologie
  • Frau
  • Architektur
  • Soziologie
Label
Building sex : men, women, architecture, and the construction of sexuality, Aaron Betsky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Of penises and tents -- Spaces of domination, tricks of domesticity -- Crossroads and crypts -- The romance of other spaces -- Erecting perfection -- The gilded cage -- The discreet places of the bourgeoise -- At home in the maelstrom of modernity -- Constructing sex
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 236 pages
Isbn
9780688131678
Lccn
94034019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31075852
  • (OCoLC)ocm31075852
Label
Building sex : men, women, architecture, and the construction of sexuality, Aaron Betsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Of penises and tents -- Spaces of domination, tricks of domesticity -- Crossroads and crypts -- The romance of other spaces -- Erecting perfection -- The gilded cage -- The discreet places of the bourgeoise -- At home in the maelstrom of modernity -- Constructing sex
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 236 pages
Isbn
9780688131678
Lccn
94034019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31075852
  • (OCoLC)ocm31075852

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