9780415348690

Architecture And Its Ethical Dilemmas

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415348690

  • ISBN10:

    0415348692

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2005-12-20
  • Publisher: Taylor & Franci

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Summary

Provocative, timely and extensive in scope, Architecture and its Ethical Dilemmas examines the changing role of architects and the particular professional dilemmas they face. Architects and designers are constantly confronted by these ethical issues ranging from professional issues to more philosophical questions. Should architects spend some of their clients' money on features that would improve buildings even if they're not necessary or part of the clients' design brief? Who is architecture for? As the products of the architect's work are often in the public domain and reflect society's values, are architects too merely servants of society? What place does the professional architect-client relationship have in the 21st century? Can aesthetics be disassociated from ethics in a visual medium? A cast of leading writers and practitioners tackle these questions from a range of perspectives across architecture, the building and design industries, social theory and philosophy to contribute to the growingliterature in the sociology of the professions.

Table of Contents

Illustration credits
ix
Notes on contributors xi
Foreword xv
John Worthington
Introduction 1(4)
Nicholas Ray
Part 1 The historical perspective
5(30)
Practical wisdom for architects: the uses of ethics
7(16)
Andrew Saint
The Cambridge History Faculty Building: a case study in ethical dilemmas in the twentieth century
23(12)
Nicholas Ray
Part 2 The professional context in the twenty-first century
35(40)
Architecture and its ethical dilemmas
39(10)
Michael Latham
Architecture, art and accountability
49(6)
Richard MacCormac
Responsive practice
55(14)
Giles Oliver
On being a humble architect
69(6)
Sjoerd Soeters
Part 3 Accountability and the architectural imagination
75(38)
Accountability, trust and professional practice: the end of professionalism?
77(12)
Onora O'Neill
Moral imagination and the practice of architecture
89(12)
Jane Collier
Codes of ethics and coercion
101(12)
Tom Spector
Part 4 Personal and public ethos
113(20)
Hearth and horizon
115(8)
Andrew Ballantyne
Architecture, luxury and ethics
123(10)
Richard Hill
Part 5 Ethics and aesthetics
133(22)
Less aesthetics, more ethics
135(8)
Neil Leach
Architecture, morality and taste
143(12)
Julian Roberts
Afterword 155(2)
Nicholas Ray
Select bibliography 157(6)
Index 163

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