1st Edition

Architecture, Ritual Practice and Co-determination in the Swedish Office

By Dennis Doxtater Copyright 1994
    406 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1994, as part of the Ethnoscapes: Current Challenges in the Environmental Social Sciences series, reissued now with a new series introduction, Architecture, Ritual Practice and Co-determination in the Swedish Office is a case study of Swedish office buildings and examines how they have been influenced by spatial aspects of traditional culture in Scandinavia. It suggests a theoretical framework for architecture by casting the ritual form of Swedish offices into three distinct modes of expression.

    New Series Introduction to the Reissue David Canter and David Stea.  Figures.  Acknowledgements.  Introduction.  1. The Spatial Basis of Swedish History  2. Transitions to Modernity  3. The Linear Extreme  4. Emerging Work Groups  5. The Practice of Break and Conference  6. Expression of the Work Group  7. Major Office Fests  8. Largest Scale Oppositions  9. Resolution of Second Order Scales  10. Final Discussion.  Glossary.  Bibliography.


    Dennis Doxtater is Emeritus Professor in the College of Architecture, Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona, USA.  He is a licensed architect and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Peru), holding degrees from the University of Washington, USA (B.Arch. and M.A. Social Anthropology) and University of Michigan, USA (D.Arch.).