Architecture And Capitalism

Author: Peggy Deamer
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135049548
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Architecture and Capitalism tells a story of the relationship between the economy and architectural design. Eleven historians each discuss in brand new essays the time period they know best, looking at cultural and economic issues, which in light of current economic crises you will find have dealt with diverse but surprisingly familiar economic issues. Told through case studies, the narrative begins in the mid-nineteenth century and ends with 2011, with introductions by Editor Peggy Deamer to pull the main themes together so that you can see how other architects in different times and in different countries have dealt with similar economic conditions. By focussing on what previous architects experienced, you have the opportunity to avoid repeating the past. With new essays by Pier Vittorio Aureli, Ellen Dunham-Jones, Keller Easterling, Lauren Kogod, Robert Hewison, Joanna Merwood-Salisbury, Robin Schuldenfrei, Deborah Gans, Simon Sadler, Nathan Rich, and Micahel Sorkin.

Architecture And Utopia

Author: Manfredo Tafuri
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262700207
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Written from a neo-Marxist point of view by a prominent Italian architecturalhistorian, Architecture and Utopia leads the reader beyond architectural form into a broaderunderstanding of the relation of architecture to society and the architect to the workforce and themarketplace. It discusses the Garden Cities movement and the suburban developments it generated, theGerman-Russian architectural experiments of the 1920s, the place of the avant-garde in the plasticarts, and the uses and pitfalls of seismological approaches to architecture, and assesses theprospects of socialist alternatives.

The Monfort Plan

Author: Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort
Editor: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 9780470293638
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The Monfort Plan is a five-year, forward looking plan to eradicate extreme poverty from the developing world, and details how microfinance has made a difference to developing countries. This book proposes a new institution based in the developing world with the potential to provide a basic, free, and universal service in the areas of water, sanitation, healthcare, and education to the extreme poor worldwide. The provision will be subject to a certain degree of conditionality in areas ranging from corruption to legal environment. The new institution will be established in a new international territory based within a specific country in Subsaharan Africa and will emerge in 2015. In The Monfort Plan author Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort engineers and designs a solution to lessen the burden of poverty. In order to do so he relies on the social sciences to bring about innovation and forward looking economic policies and financial instruments in the context of a paradigm shift. This book presents a multidisciplinary approach to policymaking that combines a range of fields in the social sciences, looking at the history behind the Marshall Plan, the formation of the European Union, and the Bretton Woods Institutions, in order to determine how a Marshall Plan for Africa-and the creation of New Institutions in the developing world-could work. We live a moment of crisis in which creative policymaking might prove useful when proposing outcomes for a revitalized framework for capitalism to thrive and better serve the world. Walks you through the technicalities of the new architecture of capitalism in a straightforward manner Provides a holistic view of how microfinance combined with the right economic policies and financial instruments could help change the world for the poor Contains sweeping and detailed recommendations on how to build a new capitalist paradigm that helps elevate the poor and improve the human condition Incorporating commentary from some of the top minds in the field of microfinance, this book puts the method of microfinance in perspective.

The Logic Of Discipline

Author: Alasdair Roberts
Editor: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199846146
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Even before the global economic crisis of 2007-2009, the logic of discipline was under assault. Faced with many failed reform projects, advocates of discipline realized that they had underestimated the complexity of governmental change. Opponents of discipline emphasized the damage to democratic values that followed from the empowerment of new groups of technocrat-guardians. A sweeping account of neoliberal governmental restructuring across the world, The Logic of Discipline offers a powerful analysis of how this undemocratic model is unraveling in the face of a monumental--and ongoing--failure of the market.

Icebergs Zombies And The Ultra Thin

Author: Matthew Soules
Editor: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1648960294
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The global financial crisis of 2008 revealed the damage done by unchecked housing speculation, yet in the ensuing years, the use of architecture as an investment tool has only accelerated, heightening inequality and contributing to worldwide financial instability. We rarely consider architecture to be an important factor in contemporary economic and political debates, yet unoccupied ultra-thin "pencil towers" develop in our cities, functioning as wealth storage for the superrich, and cavernous "iceberg" homes burrow many stories below street level. Meanwhile, communities around the globe are blighted by zombie and ghost urbanism, marked by unoccupied neighborhoods and abandoned housing developments. In Icebergs, Zombies, and the Ultra Thin, Matthew Soules issues an indictment of how finance capitalism changes not only architectural forms, but the very nature of our cities and societies. From Ireland's devastated housing estates, to the chic luxury apartments of architect Rafael Viñoly's 432 Park Avenue, Soules demonstrates how investment imperatives shape what and how we build. Photos and drawings of architectural phenomena that have changed the way we live make the urgency of these issues even more apparent.

The Project Of Autonomy

Author: Pier Vittorio Aureli
Editor: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568987941
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"The Project of Autonomy radically rediscusses the concept of autonomy in politics and architecture by tracing a concise and polemical argument about its history in Italy in the 1960's and early 1970's. Architect and educator Pier Vittorio Aureli analyzes the position of the Operaism movement, formed by a group of intellectuals that produced a powerful and rigorous critique of capitalism and its intersections with two of the most radical architectural-urban theories of the day: Aldo Rossi's redefinition of the architecture of the city and Archizoom's No-stop City. Readers are introduced to major figures like Mario Tronti and Raniero Panzieri who have previously been little known in the English-speaking world, especially in an architectural context, and to the political motivations behind the theories of Rossi and Archizoom. The book draws on significant new source material, including recent interviews by the author and untranslated documents."--PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE.

The Architecture Of Markets

Author: Neil Fligstein
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691102542
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This work seeks to make sense of modern capitalism by developing a sociological theory of market institutions. Addressing the dynamism that capitalism brings with it, the author argues that the basic drift of any one market and it's actors, even allowing for competition, is toward stabilization.

The Icon Project

Author: Leslie Sklair
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190464186
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The Icon Project argues that the transnational capitalist class mobilizes two forms of iconic architecture - unique icons recognized as works of art, notably designed by global starchitects (such as Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid); and typical icons copying elements of unique icons - to promote the same ideological message: the culture-ideology of consumerism.

Architecture And Labor

Author: Peggy Deamer
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000049760
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Through a collection of 13 chapters, Peggy Deamer examines the profession of architecture not as an abstraction, but as an assemblage of architectural workers. What forces prevent architects from empowering ourselves to be more relevant and better rewarded? How can these forces be set aside by new narratives, new organizations and new methods of production? How can we sit at the decision-making table to combat short-term real estate interests for longer-term social and ethical value? How can we pull architecture—its conceptualization, its pedagogy, and its enactment—into the 21st century without succumbing to its neoliberal paradigm? In addressing these controversial questions, Architecture and Labor brings contemporary discourses on creative labor to architecture, a discipline devoid of labor consciousness. This book addresses how, not just what, architects produce and focuses not on the past but on the present. It is sympathetic to the particularly intimate way that architects approach their design work while contextualizing that work historically, institutionally, economically, and ideologically. Architecture and Labor is sure to be a compelling read for pre-professional students, academics, and practitioners.

Post Capitalist Architecture

Author: Michael Sklenka
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In the last decade, the stability of Western capitalism as the foundation of the American political economy has been called into question. What Francis Fukuyama projected at the end of the Cold War as "the end of history"--Western liberal democracy as the epitome of humanity's social evolution and mode of governance - has resulted in the present predicament of a borderless global exchange of resources directed by capital gain at the expense of sociocultural stability. Our democratic institutions seem impotent to resolve the adverse consequences of capitalism that have led to new apartheids directed by structural inequality between those who are able to manipulate the free market to their advantage, and the majority who exist to support the failing system through over-consumption. Perhaps it is time to reexamine the politicization of the built environment as a construct that either promotes, rejects, or remains indifferent towards the negative social consequences of global capitalism. While acting as a passive agent of market forces, architecture has been exiled from a realm of critical social influence that democracy has rejected in the name of the unlimited freedom of the individual, the rejection of collectivism, and the infallibility of an unregulated economy. Likewise, the roles of Utopia and Paper Architecture have been disempowered as outcasts of the current value system, and rejected by the mainstream due to an inability to generate a profit. The contemporary potential for architecture to establish an effective resistance against ingrained economic disabilities is in its ability to contain a contentious relationship between capitalism and the built environment, confront coercive and violent organizations of public and private space, react to the exploitation of labor and resources, and weigh unequal distributions of environmental risks and benefits. A post-capitalist architecture looks beyond the short-sighted object of capital gain with unexplored juxtapositions of use to simultaneously address fundamental human needs of dwelling, community, and meaningful work. Through these formations, the individual is actualized as a member of a truly egalitarian society.

Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Author: Library of Congress
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Praxis

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Architecture Post Mortem

Author: Donald Kunze
Editor: Ashgate Publishing
ISBN: 1409462226
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Architecture Post Mortem surveys architecture's encounter with death, decline, and ruination following late capitalism. As the world moves closer to an economic abyss that many perceive to be the death of capital, contraction and crisis are no longer mere phases of normal market fluctuations, but rather the irruption of the unconscious of ideology itself. Post mortem is that historical moment wherein architecture's symbolic contract with capital is put on stage, naked to all. This collection includes essays by Kazi K. Ashraf, David Bertolini, Simone Brott, Peggy Deamer, Didem Ekici, Paul Emmons, Donald Kunze, Todd McGowan, Gevork Hartoonian, Nadir Lahiji, Erika Naginski, and Dennis Maher.

Fa Adomy

Author: James Cornetet
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ISBN: 9780988810808
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Façadomy offers a comprehensive critique of architecture and its relationship to capitalism. The result of this analysis is a theory that outlines why architectural movements rise and fall, the anatomy of these movements and how dynamic market forces will affect the future of architecture in the United States. The story begins with an analysis of the Revivalist movement of the late 19th century and ends with an examination of the current global economic decline and the effect it has already had on some of the architecture being produced today. Cornetet's research reveals that a relatively undocumented architectural movement, known as Mid-Century Modernism, emerged as a response to many of the same problems being dealt with in the United States today, including uncontrolled population growth, limited resources and financial decline. Mid-Century Modern design was the architecture of capitalism and it has come to represent the Golden Age of Capitalism. Mid-Century Modernism embodied a philosophy that contained valuable lessons on process and design that have since been forgotten. These lessons are described in Cornetet's comprehensive analysis of Mid-Century Modern architecture and supported by an extensive case study that examined nearly 200 structures in Orlando, Florida. The book's design, graphics and photography bring to life this uniquely American architecture movement as Cornetet engages in a colorful dialogue that seeks to explain why we build the way we do in the United States.

Landscape And Architecture

Author: Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. Meeting
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Architecture As Social Strategy

Author: Lian Hurst Mann
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Capitalism And Form

Author: Eric Kim Lum
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Central Papers On Architecture

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Investor Capitalism

Author: Michael Useem
Editor: Harpercollins
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Documents the struggles among institutional investors that have changed the way in which the business world of the 1990s operates, from boardrooms to proxy battles, to the shift in corporate power