Coverart for item
The Resource Architectural agents : the delusional, abusive, addictive lives of buildings, Annabel Jane Wharton

Architectural agents : the delusional, abusive, addictive lives of buildings, Annabel Jane Wharton

Label
Architectural agents : the delusional, abusive, addictive lives of buildings
Title
Architectural agents
Title remainder
the delusional, abusive, addictive lives of buildings
Statement of responsibility
Annabel Jane Wharton
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Buildings are not benign; rather, they commonly manipulate and abuse their human users. Architectural Agents makes the case that buildings act in the world independently of their makers, patrons, owners, or occupants. And often they act badly. Treating buildings as bodies, Annabel Jane Wharton writes biographies of symptomatic structures in order to diagnose their pathologies. The violence of some sites is rooted in historical trauma; the unhealthy spatial behaviors of other spaces stem from political and economic ruthlessness. The places examined range from the Cloisters Museum in New York City and the Palestine Archaeological Museum (renamed the Rockefeller Museum) in Jerusalem to the grand Hostal de los Reyes Católicos in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and Las Vegas casino resorts. Recognizing that a study of pathological spaces would not be complete without an investigation of digital structures, Wharton integrates into her argument an original consideration of the powerful architectures of video games and immersive worlds. Her work mounts a persuasive critique of popular phenomenological treatments of architecture. Architectural Agents advances an alternative theorization of buildings' agency - one rooted in buildings' essential materiality and historical formation - as the basis for this significant intervention in current debates over the boundaries separating humans, animals, and machines. -- from back cover
Action
Committed to retain
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wharton, Annabel Jane
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2540
LC item number
.W475 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Roy and Marian Holleman Foundation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture
  • Architecture
  • Architecture
  • Architecture
Label
Architectural agents : the delusional, abusive, addictive lives of buildings, Annabel Jane Wharton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-282) 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
Introduction: Architectural Agency -- Death. Murder ; Spoils -- Disease. Amnesia ; Urban Toxicity -- Addiction. Gambling ; Digital Play -- Conclusion: Buildings/Things, Bodies/Texts, History/Theory
Control code
888401312
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xxvi, 288 pages
Isbn
9780816693382
Lccn
2014032695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Copley Library's copy funded by a grant from the Roy & Marian Holleman Foundation
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)888401312
Label
Architectural agents : the delusional, abusive, addictive lives of buildings, Annabel Jane Wharton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-282) 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
Introduction: Architectural Agency -- Death. Murder ; Spoils -- Disease. Amnesia ; Urban Toxicity -- Addiction. Gambling ; Digital Play -- Conclusion: Buildings/Things, Bodies/Texts, History/Theory
Control code
888401312
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xxvi, 288 pages
Isbn
9780816693382
Lccn
2014032695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Copley Library's copy funded by a grant from the Roy & Marian Holleman Foundation
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)888401312

Library Locations

    • Copley LibraryBorrow it
      5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA, 92110-2492, US
      32.771354 -117.193327
Processing Feedback ...