Originally published in 1996, Stud: Architectures of Masculinity is an interdisciplinary exploration of the active role architecture plays in the construction of male identity. Architects, artists, and theorists investigate how sexuality is constituted through the organization of materials, objects, and human subjects in actual space. This collection of essays and visual projects critically analyzes the spaces that we habitually take for granted but that quietly participates in the manufacturing of "maleness." Employing a variety of critical perspectives (feminism, "queer theory," deconstruction, and psychoanalysis), Stud's contributors reveal how masculinity, always an unstable construct, is coded in our environment. Stud also addresses the relationship between architecture and gay male sexuality, illustrating the resourceful ways that gay men have appropriated and reordered everyday public domains, from streets to sex clubs, in the formation of gay social space.
Part I: Home
1. So Functional for its Purposes: The Batchelor Apartment in Pillow Talk, Steven Cohan
2. Power Tool for the Dining Room: The Electric Carving Knife, Ellen Lupton
3. Playboy’s Penthouse Apartment, Playboy
4. Cadet Quarters, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Skidmore, Ownings and Merrill
5. A to Z Domestic Prototypes, Andrea Zittel
6. Adjustable Wall Bras, Vito Acconci
7. Tupperware, George Stoll
8. Collecting Well is the Best Revenge: Commemorative Fabric, Reneé Green
9. Villa in Floriac, Rem Koolhaas
Part II: Homework
10. Berggasse 19: Inside Freud’s Office, Diana Fuss and Joel Sanders
11. Untitled, John Lindell
Part III: Bathroom
12. Men’s Room, Lee Edelman
13. The Latrine Project, Interim Office of Architecture
14. The Public Bathroom Project, Kennedy ad Volich Architecture
15. Untitled, Robert Gober
16. Selected Bathrooms, Philippe Starck
Part IV: Gym
17. When is a Body Not a Body? When it’s a Building, Marcia Ian
18. Definitions Fitness Center #2, Thanhauser and Esterton
19. Badlands Health Club, Matthew Bannister
20. OTTOshaft, Matthew Barney
Part V: Outings
21. Privacy Could Only Be Had in Public: Gay Uses of the Streets, George Chauncey
22. Piano Bar, D.A. Miller and Michael Perelman
23. Circa 1977, Platzspitz Park Installation, Tom Burr
24. Nightswimming, New York Cities, Stephen Barker
25. Fashion Plate, Mark Robbins with text by Bill Horrigan
26. Untitled, Felix Gonzalez-Torres
List of Contributors
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