New PDF release: Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive

By Annabel Jane Wharton

Buildings aren't benign; particularly, they as a rule control and abuse their human clients. Architectural Agents makes the case that constructions act on this planet independently in their makers, consumers, vendors, or occupants. and sometimes they act badly.

Treating structures as our bodies, Annabel Jane Wharton writes biographies of symptomatic buildings for you to diagnose their pathologies. The violence of a few websites is rooted in old trauma; the dangerous spatial behaviors of alternative areas stem from political and financial ruthlessness. The locations tested diversity from the Cloisters Museum in big apple urban and the Palestine Archaeological Museum (renamed the Rockefeller Museum) in Jerusalem to the grand Hostal de los Reyes Católicos in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and Las Vegas on line casino motels. spotting learn of pathological areas wouldn't be entire with no an research of electronic buildings, Wharton integrates into her argument an unique attention of the strong architectures of games and immersive worlds. Her paintings mounts a persuasive critique of renowned phenomenological remedies of structure.

Architectural Agents advances another theorization of structures’ agency—one rooted in constructions’ crucial materiality and historic formation—as the root for her major intervention in present debates over the limits setting apart people, animals, and machines.

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