Race and modern architecture: A critical history from Enlightenment to the present

CAD 63.95

Race and modern architecture: A critical history from Enlightenment to the present

CAD 63.95

This volume offers a welcome and long-awaited intervention for the field by shining a spotlight on constructions of race and their impact on architecture and theory in Europe and North America and across various global contexts since the eighteenth century. Challenging us to write race back into architectural history, contributors confront how racial thinking has intimately shaped some of the key concepts of modern architecture and culture over time, including freedom, revolution, character, national and indigenous style, progress, hybridity, climate, representation, and radicalism. By analyzing how architecture has intersected with histories of slavery, colonialism, and inequality — from eighteenth-century neoclassical governmental buildings to present-day housing projects for immigrants — 'Race and Modern Architecture' challenges, complicates, and revises the standard association of modern architecture with a universal project of emancipation and progress.

 

Irene Cheng, Charles L. Davis II, Mabel O. Wilson

University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020

25.5 x 17.8 cm, 425 pages

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