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1st Edition

Narrating Architecture
A Retrospective Anthology

ISBN 9780415385640
Published July 25, 2006 by Routledge
512 Pages

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Book Description

This anthology brings together the best and most interesting papers from the first ten years of The Journal of Architecture, published together for the first time in a single volume.

Covering a wide range of topics of central importance to architecture today, the papers also address the related topics to which architecture and architectural studies are inextricably linked. The invited authors draw on sociology, philosophy, cultural studies and the sciences to round out the collection and highlight the breadth and vitality of modern architectural studies, offering perspectives from different disciplines as well as different corners of the globe.

Table of Contents

A. Architects and their Approaches to Design  B. Architecture and Discourses of Science  C. Issues of Materiality  D. Narratives of Domesticity  E. Problems of Building  F. The Sociology of Architectural Practice  G. Identity and the Appropriation of Place

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James Madge worked initially as an architect in various private and public offices and subsequently as a sole practitioner. He taught full-time at the University of Westminster until his retirement in 2001. He now pursues projects concerned with the production of critical and historical text.
Andrew Peckham was educated at Cambridge University and the Polytechnic of Central London. He teaches full-time at the University of Westminster and has recently published a chapter on Aldo Rossi in An Architects Guide to Fame, 2005.