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The Resource Buildings must die : a perverse view of architecture, Stephen Cairns, Jane M. Jacobs

Buildings must die : a perverse view of architecture, Stephen Cairns, Jane M. Jacobs

Label
Buildings must die : a perverse view of architecture
Title
Buildings must die
Title remainder
a perverse view of architecture
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Cairns, Jane M. Jacobs
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Buildings, although inanimate, are often assumed to have "life." And the architect, through the act of design, is assumed to be their conceiver and creator. But what of the "death" of buildings? What of the decay, deterioration, and destruction to which they are inevitably subject? And what might such endings mean for architecture's sense of itself? In Buildings Must Die, Stephen Cairns and Jane Jacobs look awry at core architectural concerns. They examine spalling concrete and creeping rust, contemplate ruins old and new, and pick through the rubble of earthquake-shattered churches, imploded housing projects, and demolished Brutalist office buildings. Their investigation of the death of buildings reorders architectural notions of creativity, reshapes architecture's preoccupation with good form, loosens its vanities of durability, and expands its sense of value. It does so not to kill off architecture as we know it, but to rethink its agency and its capacity to make worlds differently. Cairns and Jacobs offer an original contemplation of architecture that draws on theories of waste and value. Their richly illustrated case studies of building "deaths" include the planned and the unintended, the lamented and the celebrated. They take us from Moline to Christchurch, from London to Bangkok, from Tokyo to Paris. And they feature the work of such architects as Eero Saarinen, Carlo Scarpa, Cedric Price, Arata Isozaki, Rem Koolhaas and François Roche. Buildings Must Die is both a memento mori for architecture and a call to to reimagine the design values that lay at the heart of its creative purpose
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Committed to retain
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cairns, Stephen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2540
LC item number
.C32 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jacobs, Jane M.
  • Roy and Marian Holleman Foundation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture
  • Building materials
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Architektur
  • Architekturtheorie
  • Zerstörung
  • Nutzungsdauer
  • Ruine
  • Arkitektur
  • Byggnadsmaterial
  • Kreativitet
Label
Buildings must die : a perverse view of architecture, Stephen Cairns, Jane M. Jacobs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-286) 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: a feeling for the inert -- Design, creativity and architecture's natalism -- Terminal literacy: dross, rust and other architectural junk -- Towards a general economy of architecture -- Decay -- Obsolescence -- Disaster -- Ruin -- Demolition -- Ecological horizons
Control code
861744444
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 298 pages
Isbn
9780262026932
Lccn
2013028480
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
System control number
(OCoLC)861744444
Label
Buildings must die : a perverse view of architecture, Stephen Cairns, Jane M. Jacobs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-286) 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: a feeling for the inert -- Design, creativity and architecture's natalism -- Terminal literacy: dross, rust and other architectural junk -- Towards a general economy of architecture -- Decay -- Obsolescence -- Disaster -- Ruin -- Demolition -- Ecological horizons
Control code
861744444
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 298 pages
Isbn
9780262026932
Lccn
2013028480
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
System control number
(OCoLC)861744444

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