9780415385398

Primitive: Original Matters in Architecture

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415385398

  • ISBN10:

    0415385393

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2006-09-25
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

This innovative, illustrated edited edition brings together a collection of authors to chart the rise, fall and possible futures of the word primitive.

Table of Contents

Illustration credits ix
Notes on contributors x
Acknowledgements xvi
Introduction xvii
Jo Odgers, Flora Samuel and Adam Sharr
Part 1: Original matters 1(14)
1 Primitive: the word and concept
3(14)
Adrian Forty
Part 2: Negotiating origins 15(56)
2 The primitive as modern problem: invention and crisis
17(16)
Dalibor Vesely
3 Origins redefined: a tale of pigs and primitive huts
33(10)
Mari Hvattum
4 The primitive hut: fantasies of survival in an all-white world
43(12)
Lorens Holm
5 Gottfried Semper's primitive hut: duration, construction and self-creation
55(8)
Jonathan A. Hale
6 Mineral matters: formation and transformation
63(10)
Richard Weston
Part 3: Questioning colonial constructs 71(54)
7 Post-colonizing the primitive
73(13)
Felipe Hernandez and Lea Knudsen Allen
8 Notes for an alternative history of the primitive hut
86(10)
Stephen Cairns
9 Reinventing 'primitiveness': Henri Lacoste and the Belgian Congo Pavilion at the 1931 International Colonial Exposition in Paris
96(12)
Johan Lagae
10 The radicalization of the primitive in Brazilian modernism
108(13)
Styliane Philippou
11 The need to be critical
121(4)
Robert Brown
Part 4: Urban myths 125(56)
12 Practically primitive
127(12)
David Leatherbarrow
13 Giants and columns
139(11)
Nicholas Temple
14 The emblematic city: John Wood and the re-founding of Bath
150(16)
Jo Odgers
15 Alvar Aalto and the primitive suburb
166(10)
Harry Charrington
16 Metaphorical Manhattan - 'Paradise Lost'
176(5)
Lorna McNeur
Part 5: Making marks 181(46)
17 The perception of self-negation in the space of emptiness: the primitive in Tadao Ando's architecture
183(11)
Jin Baek
18 The 'primitive surface': carving, modelling, marking and transformation
194(13)
Stephen Kite
19 The modern-day primitive hut? "Self-building' with Jung, Aalto and Le Corbusier
207(14)
Flora Samuel and Sarah Menin
20 The wisdom of the sands
221(6)
Simon Unwin
Part 6: Primitive futures? 227(46)
21 Digital commerce and the primitive roots of architectural consumption
229(11)
Richard Coyne
22 Primitive and the everyday: Sergison Bates, Lefebvre and the guilt of architectural expertise
240(11)
Adam Sharr
23 Heart of Darkness: air of comfort
251(9)
Helen Mallinson
24 Primitive: from which construction begins
260(7)
Peter Salter
25 The United Cultures of Britain
267(6)
CJ Lim
Select bibliography 273(6)
Index 279

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