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Deleuze and Guattari on Architecture

1st Edition

Edited by Graham Livesey


1,042 pages | 93 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138779617
pub: 2015-02-05

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The writings of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari have had an immense impact on architectural discourse during the last two decades, particularly in the realm of digital design and fabrication. Well-known concepts such as rhizomatics, striated and smooth space, and folding have become part of architectural jargon. While Deleuze and Guattari do not devote much text directly to permanent forms of architecture, they are intrigued by structures like tents, shantytowns, and burrows. This 3 volume set of writings on architecture and urbanism presents a range of previously published pieces by Deleuze and Guattari and by many architectural and cultural theorists that explore the implications of their theories on the built environment. This critical collection will be useful to anyone looking into the impact of these great thinkers as it gathers together in one place the best sources for easy access.

Table of Contents

VOLUME I Introduction Graham Livesey Part 1: Smooth and Striated Space Part 2: Rhizomes and Networks Part 3: Assemblages Part 4: Diagrams Part 5: Folding VOLUME II Part 6: Architecture Part 7: House and Home Part 8: Minor Architecture Part 9: New Architecture VOLUME III Part 10: Architecture and Metallurgy Part 11: Igloos, Burrows, and Bunkers Part 12: Urbanism Part 13: Society and Power Part 14: Ecology, Sustainability, and Landscape Part 15: Creativity

About the Editor

Graham Livesey is Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Design at The University of Calgary, Canada

About the Series

Critical Assessments in Architecture

Researchers who wish to examine all the relevant literature on leading architects can experience considerable difficulty in obtaining access to the wide range of journals in which a large proportion of the important articles, assessments and commentaries appear. This series assembles the most important previously published critical literature on the leading figures and movements in architecture. These works are invaluable not only for reference purposes, but as contributions to the history of architectural thought and development and the study of the people themselves.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / History / General