Architectures of hiding : crafting concealment | omission | deception | erasure | silence / edited by Rana Abughannam, Émélie Desrochers-Turgeon, Pallavi Swaranjali and Federica Goffi.

  • Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2024.
  • ©2024
xxvi, 319 pages : illustrations (color and black and white) ; 26 cm


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"Architecture manifests as a space of concealment and unconcealment, lethe and aletheia, enclosure and disclosure, where its making and agency are both hidden and revealed. With an urgency to amplify narratives that are overlooked, silenced and unacknowledged in and by architectural spaces, histories and theories, this book contends the need for a critical study of hiding in the context of architectural processes. It urges the understanding of inherent opportunities, power structures and covert strategies, whether socio-cultural, geo-political, environmental or economic, as they are related to their hidescapes-the constructed landscapes of our built environments participating in the architectures of hiding. Looking at and beyond the intentions and agency that architects possess, architectural spaces lend themselves as apparatuses for various forms of hiding and un(hiding). The examples explored in this book and the creative works presented in the interviews enclosed in the interludes of this publication cover a broad range of geographic and cultural contexts, discursively disclosing hidden aspects of architectural meaning. The book investigates the imaginative intrigue of concealing and revealing in design processes, along with moral responsibilities and ethical dilemmas inherent in crafting concealment through the making and reception of architecture"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Camouflage after the Bauhaus / Jodi La Coe, Marcia Feuerstein
  • From Concealed Caves to dis(cover)ed Bunkers / Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou
  • Urban Alibis and its Terms of Concealment / Ying Zhou.
  • 9781032412337 ((hardback))
  • 103241233X
  • 9781032412320 ((paperback))
  • 1032412321
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