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On discomfort : moments in a modern history of architectural culture / edited by David Ellison and Andrew Leach.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
Description:
x, 138 pages ; 26 cm.
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Summary note:
Examining discomfort's physical, emotional, conceptual, psychological and aesthetic dimensions, the contributors to this volume offer an alternate, cultural approach to the study of architecture and the built environment. By attending to a series of disparate instances in which architecture and discomfort intersect, 'On Discomfort' offers a fresh reading of the negotiations that define architecture's position in modern culture. The essays do not chart comfort's triumph so much as discomfort's curious dispersal into practices that form 'modern life' - and what that dispersion reveals of both architecture and culture. The chapters presented in this volume illuminate the material culture of discomfort as it accrues to architecture and its history. This episodic analysis speaks to a range of disciplinary fields and interdisciplinary subjects as extends our understanding of the domestication of interiors (and objects, cities and ideas); the conditions under which - by intention or accident - they discomfort.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references.
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ISBN:
  • 9781472455338 (hardback)
  • 1472455339 (hardback)
  • (ebook)
LCCN:
2016021685
OCLC:
950081440
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