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Description - This is Not Architecture by Kester Rattenbury

Architecture's relationship with its representations is peculiar, powerful and critical. Though driven by belief in the characteristics of physical reality, architecture is identified, discussed, and explained almost entirely through representations. Indeed, the representations are often described as though they were architecture itself. The status of the imaginary project, and the shifts in media technology which affect how we make and see architecture, are part of a construct of media representations, including photographs, exhibitions, journalism, books, critical theory, by which we define what is architecture. This is Not Architecture assembles architectural writers of different kinds - historians, theorists, journalists, computer game designers, technologists, film-makers and architects - to discuss the characteristics, cultures, limitations and bias of the different kinds of media, and to build up an argument as to how this complex culture of representations is constructed. James Ackerman, Philip Campbell, Beatriz Colomina, Paul Finch, David Greene, Alberto Perez Gomez, Charles Jencks, Patrick Keiller, William Mitchell, Alan Powers, Kester Rattenbury, Pierluigi Serraino,

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415231800
ISBN-10: 0415231809
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Spon Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kester Rattenbury

Kester Rattenbury is an architectural writer and teacher. She trained as an architect before doing a PhD on the coverage of architecture in the UK national press, and then going on to work as an architectural journalist. She now works as a freelance architectural writer and reviewer, and teaches a design to architectural students. She lives and works in London.

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