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9780262071901

The Architecture of Science

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  • ISBN13:

    9780262071901

  • ISBN10:

    0262071908

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-05-28
  • Publisher: Mit Pr
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Summary

How do the spaces in which science is done shape the identity of the scientist and the self-conception of scientific fields? How do the sciences structure the identity of the architect and the practice of architecture in a specific period? And how does the design of spaces such as laboratories, hospitals, and museums affect how the public perceives and interacts with the world of science? The Architecture of Scienceoffers a dazzling set of speculations on these issues by historians of science, architecture, and art; architectural theorists; and sociologists as well as practicing scientists and architects. The essays are organized into six sections: "Of Secrecy and Openness: Science and Architecture in Early Modern Europe"; "Displaying and Concealing Technics in the Nineteenth Century"; "Modern Space"; "Is Architecture Science?"; "Princeton after Modernism: The Lewis Thomas Laboratory for Molecular Biology"; and "Centers, Cities, and Colliders."

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Notes on Contributors xiii
Buildings and the Subject of Science
1(28)
Peter Galison
I OF SECRECY AND OPENNESS: SCIENCE AND ARCHITECTURE IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE
Masculine Prerogatives: Gender, Space, and Knowledge in the Early Modern Museum
29(30)
Paula Findlen
Alchemical Symbolism and Concealment: The Chemical House of Libavius
59(20)
William R. Newman
Openness and Empiricism: Values and Meaning in Early Architectural Writings and in Seventeenth-Century Experimental Philosophy
79(28)
Pamela O. Long
II DISPLAYING AND CONCEALING TECHNICS IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
Architectures for Steam
107(34)
M. Norton Wise
Illuminating the Opacity of Achromatic Lens Production: Joseph von Fraunhofer's Use of Monastic Architecture and Space as a Laboratory
141(24)
Myles W. Jackson
The Spaces of Cultural Representation, circa 1887 and 1969: Reflections on Museum Arrangement and Anthropological Theory in the Boasian and Evolutionary Traditions
165(16)
George W. Stocking
Bricks and Bones: Architecture and Science in Victorian Britain
181(32)
Sophie Forgan
III MODERN SPACE
``Spatial Mechanics'': Scientific Metaphors in Architecture
213(20)
Adrian Forty
Diagramming the New World, or Hannes Meyer's ``Scientization'' of Architecture
233(20)
K. Michael Hays
Listening to/for Modernity: Architectural Acoustics and the Development of Modern Spaces in America
253(28)
Emily Thompson
Of Beds and Benches: Building the Modern American Hospital
281(28)
Allan M. Brandt
David C. Sloane
IV IS ARCHITECTURE SCIENCE?
Architecture, Science, and Technology
309(28)
Antoine Picon
Architecture as Science: Analogy or Disjunction?
337(16)
Alberto Perez-Gomez
The Mutual Limits of Architecture and Science
353(22)
Kenneth Frampton
The Hounding of the Snark
375(10)
Denise Scott Brown
V PRINCETON AFTER MODERNISM: THE LEWIS THOMAS LABORATORY FOR MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Thoughts on the Architecture of the Scientific Workplace: Community, Change, and Continuity
385(14)
Robert Venturi
The Design Process for the Human Workplace
399(14)
James Collins
Life in the Lewis Thomas Laboratory
413(10)
Arnold J. Levine
Two Faces on Science: Building Identities for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
423(36)
Thomas F. Gieryn
VI CENTERS, CITIES, AND COLLIDERS
Architecture at Fermilab
459(16)
Robert R. Wilson
The Architecture of Science: From D'Arcy Thompson to the SSC
475(22)
Moshe Safdie
Factory, Laboratory, Studio: Dispersing Sites of Production
497(44)
Peter Galison
Caroline A. Jones
Index 541

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