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The Geographies of Art and Architecture

Spatialities: The Geographies of Art and Architecture draws on a distinguished panel of artists, cultural theorists, architects, and geographers to offer a nuanced conceptual framework for understanding the ever-evolving spatial orderings that materially constitute our world. With chapters covering a wide range of topics, including the interstitial, the liminal and the relational processes of networks, accumulations, and assemblage as possibilities for spatial reflection, this volume shows space to be less a defining category and more an abstract terrain whose boundaries may be continually probed and contested.

220 pages | 45 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2012

Architecture: Architecture--Criticism

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Spatialities explores qualitative geography as manifested in art and architecture. The chapter authors include an equal number of artists and art or cultural historians, several geographers, and an architect, most active, and the collection will find an appreciative audience in upper-level and graduate courses in art and architecture curricula.”


Table of Contents

      Judith Rugg

Part I: Time, Landscape and Eroded Space
1. Unfolding Time: Landscapes, Seascapes and the Aesthetics of Transmission
      Susan Collins
2. Timespaces in the Debris of Globalization
      Mike Crang
3. Materiality, Time and the City: The Multiple Temporalities of Building Stone
      Tim Edensor
Part II: Relational Configurations
4. Shifting Topographies: Sound and The Fragmented Orchestra
      Jane Grant and John Matthias
5. Ergin Çavuşoğlu and the Art of Betweenness
      Tim Cresswell
6. Daniel Buren’s Theoretical Practice
      Dominic Rahtz
7. Smuggler-Objects: The Material Culture of Alternative Mobilities
      Craig Martin
Part III: Projected Utopias
8. The Cruel Dialectic: On the Work of Nils Norman
      T. J. Demos
9. Layla Curtis’s Traceurs: To Trace, to Draw, to Go Fast
      Richard Grayson
10. Oblique Angles: Nonsuch and Nonnianus: A Conversation between Steffi Klenz, Jennifer Thatcher, Jeremy Till and Jean Wainwright
11. From the Melancholy Fragment to the Colour of Utopia: Excess and Representation in Modernist Architectural Photography
      Nigel Green
Part IV: Disrupted Concepts of ’Home’
12. The Barbican: Living in an Airport without the Fear of Departure
      Judith Rugg
13. Defining Space—Making Space and Telling Stories: Homes Made by Amateurs
      Roni Brown
14. Remains
      Lucy Harrison

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