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OCCUPATION: RUIN, REPUDIATION, REVOLUTION -- CONSTRUCTED SPACE CONCEPTUALIZED. Ed. by Lynn Churchill and Dianne Smith. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham/Burlington, 2015. 214 pp. with 30 ills. 25 x 18 cm. LC 2014-46298 ISBN 9781472440631 In English.
Publisher's description: Bringing together an international range of contributors from the fields of practice, theory and history, this book takes a fresh look occupation. It argues that occupation is a prospect that begins with ruin--a residue from the past, an implied or even a resounding presence of something previous that holds the potential for transformation. This prospect invites us to repudiate, re-imagine and re-define lived-space, thereby asserting occupation as an act of revolution. Authors drawn from the fields of architecture, urbanism, interior architecture, dance dramaturgy, art history, design and visual arts, cultural studies and media studies provide a unique, holistic view of occupation, examining topics such as: the authority of architecture; architecture as an act of revolution; women in hypersexual space; occupation as a serialized act of ruin; and the definition of space as repudiation. They discuss how acts that re-invent territory and or shift boundaries--psychological, social and physical--affect identity and demonstrate possession. This theme of occupation is significant and topical at a time of radical flux, generated by the proliferation of hypermedia, and also by the dramatically shifting environmental, political and economic context of this era.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Architecture, Several Media, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 166418
Hardcover $109.95    

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