This collection focuses on how architectural material is transformed, revised, swallowed whole, plagiarized, or in any other way appropriated. It charts new territory within this still unexplored yet highly topical area of study by establishing a shared vocabulary with which to discuss, or contest, the workings of appropriation as a vital and progressive aspect of architectural discourse. Written by a group of rising scholars in the field of architectural history and criticism, the chapters cover a range of architectural subjects that are linked in their investigations of how architects engage with their predecessors.
Introduction Amanda Reeser Lawrence and Ana Miljački Part 1: Authorship 1. Signed, Anonymous: The Persona of the Architect in the Mansion House Debate Timothy Hyde 2. The Anxiety of Anonymity: On the Historiographic Problem of Walter Gropius and The Architects Collaborative Michael Kubo 3. The Power of Association: Le Corbusier in the Banlieue Kenny Cupers Part 2: Transfer 4. Edvard Ravnikar's Eclecticism of Taste and the Politics of Appropriation Vladimir Kulić 5. Cold War Adaptations: SIAL Školka's Real and Imaginary Architectural Dialogues with the West Ana Miljački 6. Translation Theory and the Intertwined Histories of Building for Self-Governance Esra Akcan Part 3: Rights 7. Architecture and Copyright: Rights of Authors and Things in the Age of Reproduction Ines Weizman 8. Sufficient Originality: The Legal Contours of Creativity in Architecture Sarah Hirschman 9. Architectural Patents Beyond Bucky Fuller’s Quadrant Kevin Emerson Collins Part 4: Reenactments 10. By the Book: Philip Johnson's Ledoux Redoux at the University of Houston Amanda Reeser Lawrence 11. A Careful Misreading of Precedent: the Politics of Transparency in the work of Lina Bo Bardi David Rifkind 12. Not Exactly the Same: On the Fantasy of "Chinese Architectural Copies" Winnie Wong 13. Città Analoga: Aldo Rossi's Visual Theory on Display Szacka, Léa-Catherine Index