Brought together for the first time – the seminal writing on architecture by key philosophers and cultural theorist of the twentieth century.
Issues around the built environment are increasingly central to the study of the social sciences and humanities. The essays offer a refreshing take on the question of architecture and provocatively rethink many of the accepted tenets of architecture theory from a broader cultural perspective.
The book represents a careful selection of the very best theoretical writings on the ideas which have shaped our cities and our experiences of architecture. As such, Rethinking Architecture provides invaluable core source material for students on a range of courses.
Contributions by: Theodor Adorno, Gaston Bachelard, Roland Barthes, Georges Bataille, Jean Baudrillard, Andrew Benjamin, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Hélène Cixous, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, Umberto Eco, Michel Foucault, Jürgen Habermas, Martin Heidegger, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Fredric Jameson, Siegfried Kracauer, Henri Lefebvre, Jean-François Lyotard, Gerog Simmel, Gianni Vattimo and Paul Virilio.
- Part 1: Modernism
- Part 2: Phenomenology
- Part 3: Structuralism
- Part 4: Postmodernism
- Part 5: Poststructuralism
432 pages / 17,5 x 24,5 cm / English