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The Resource Governing by design : architecture, economy, and politics in the twentieth century, Aggregate, (electronic resource)

Governing by design : architecture, economy, and politics in the twentieth century, Aggregate, (electronic resource)

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Governing by design : architecture, economy, and politics in the twentieth century
Title
Governing by design
Title remainder
architecture, economy, and politics in the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Aggregate
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Governing by Design offers a unique perspective on twentieth-century architectural history. It disputes the primacy placed on individuals in the design and planning process and instead looks to the larger influences of politics, culture, economics, and globalization to uncover the roots of how our built environment evolves. In these chapters, historians offer their analysis on design as a vehicle for power and as a mediator of social currents. Power is defined through a variety of forms: modernization, obsolescence, technology, capital, ergonomics, biopolitics, and others. The chapters explore the diffusion of power through the establishment of norms and networks that frame human conduct, action, identity, and design. They follow design as it functions through the body, in the home, and at the state and international level. Overall, Aggregate views the intersection of architecture with the human need for what Foucault termed "governmentality"--Societal rules, structures, repetition, and protocols--as a way to provide security and tame risk. Here, the conjunction of power and the power of design reinforces governmentality and infuses a sense of social permanence despite the exceedingly fluid nature of societies and the disintegration of cultural memory in the modern era"--
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Dewey number
724/.6
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Hyde, Timothy,
Series statement
Culture, politics, and the built environment
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  • Design
  • Architecture and society
Label
Governing by design : architecture, economy, and politics in the twentieth century, Aggregate, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Control code
ocn808778123
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822977896
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808778123
Label
Governing by design : architecture, economy, and politics in the twentieth century, Aggregate, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Control code
ocn808778123
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822977896
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808778123

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