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Framing Places
By Kim Dovey

Framing Places

Mediating Power in Built Form 2nd Revised edition

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Framing Places by Kim Dovey

Book Description

Framing Places is an account of the nexus between place and power, investigating how the built forms of architecture and urban design act as mediators of social practices of power. Explored through a range of theories and case studies, this examination shows how lives are 'framed' within the clusters of rooms, buildings, streets and cities. These silent framings of everyday life also mediate practices of coercion, seduction and authorization as architects and urban designers engage with the articulation of dreams; imagining and constructing a 'better' future in someone's interest. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include a look at the recent Grollo Tower development in Melbourne and a critique on Euralille, a new quarter development in Northern France. The book draws from a broad range of methodology including: * analysis of spatial structure * discourse analysis * phenomenology. These approaches are woven together through a series of narratives on specific cities - Berlin, Beijing and Bangkok - and global building types including the corporate tower, shopping mall, domestic house and enclave.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415416351
ISBN-10: 0415416353
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 174mm x 13mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Becoming Places by Kim Dovey Becoming Places, Paperback (July 2009)

Deals with the practices and politics of place and identity formation - the slippery ways in which who we are becomes wrapped up with where we are. Drawing on the social theories of Deleuze and Bourdieu, this book analyzes the sense of place as socio-spatial assemblage and as embodied habitus, through a broad range of case studies.

Fluid City by Kim Dovey Fluid City, Paperback (December 2004)

This book traces the transformation of the urban waterfront of Melbourne, the re-vitalization of the Yarra River waterfront, Melbourne Docklands and Port Philip Bay.

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Author Biography - Kim Dovey

Kim Dovey is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Melbourne. He has published and broadcast widely on issues of place and ideology including the book Fluid City (Routledge 2005).

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