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TECHNOLOGY AND PLACE

A. Moore Steven

Oprawa:
MIĘKKA

Wydawca:
University of Texas Press

Data premiery:
2001-07-15

ISBN:
9780292752450

120,70 PLN
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Opis produktu

Steven A. Moore is Bartlett Cocke Regents Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin.''Developing 'sustainable' architectural and agricultural technologies was the intent behind Blueprint Farm an experimental agricultural project designed to benefit farm workers displaced by the industrialization of agriculture in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Yet despite its promise the very institutions that created Blueprint Farm terminated the project after just four years (19871991).'/'''In this book Steven Moore demonstrates how the various stakeholders competing definitions of 'sustainability' 'technology' and 'place' ultimately doomed Blueprint Farm. He reconstructs the conflicting interests and goals of the founders including Jim Hightower and the Texas Department of Agriculture Laredo Junior College and the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems and shows how ironically they unwittingly suppressed the selfdetermination of the very farm workers the project sought to benefit. From the instructive failure of Blueprint Farm Moore extracts eight principles for a regenerative architecture which he calls his 'nonmodern manifesto.''/''ul' 'l'Foreword by Kenneth Frampton'/l' 'l'Preface'/l' 'l'Acknowledgments'/l' 'l'Chapter 1. A Question of Categories 'ul''l' Modernity Technology and Place'/l' 'l' Critical Regionalism'/l' 'l' Toward a Nonmodern Alternative'/l''/ul''/l' 'l'Chapter 2. A Reconstruction from the File'/l' 'l'Chapter 3. The Local History of Space 'ul''l' Place Technology and Technological Networks'/l' 'l' La Frontera Chica'/l' 'l' Narrowing Horizons of Spatial Discourse'/l''/ul''/l' 'l'Chapter 4. Conflicting Intentions 'ul''l' The Concept of Intentionality'/l' 'l' Networks of Intention'/l' 'l' Uninhabited Intentions'/l''/ul''/l' 'l'Chapter 5. Technological Interventions 'ul''l' Traditions in Science and Technology Studies'/l' 'l' Making Problems Go Away'/l' 'l' Democracy and Participation'/l''/ul''/l' 'l'Chapter 6. Reception 'ul''l' Reception Theory'/l' 'l' Mixed Receptions'/l' 'l' Received Paradigms'/l''/ul''/l' 'l'Chapter 7. Reproduction 'ul''l' The Production of Facts'/l' 'l' Spreading Claims'/l' 'l' Sublime Reproductions'/l''/ul''/l' 'l'Chapter 8. Eight Propositions 'ul''l' Summary Propositions'/l' 'l' The Nonmodern Thesis'/l' 'l' Eight Points for Regenerative Architecture: A Nonmodern Manifesto'/l''/ul''/l' 'l'Appendix. The Things Themselves'/l' 'l'Notes'/l' 'l'References'/l' 'l'Index'/l''/ul''I consider this book the most insightful discussion of place and technology I have encountered over the past twenty years of thinking about place and its role in modern society. . . . I think that it will create an intellectual stir and give a significant boost to scholarship bringing together social science and the design professions.'

Data Publikacji: 2001-07-15
Wymiary: 229 mm 152 mm 16 mm 400 gr

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