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THE PRACTICE TURN IN ARCHITECTURE: BRUSSELS AFTER 1968. Isabelle Doucet. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham/Burlington, 2015. Ashgate Studies in Architecture. 240 pp. with 82 ills. (22 col.). 25 x 18 cm. LC 2015-19824 ISBN 9781472437358 In English.
Publisher's description: What makes a city? What makes architecture? And, what is to be included in the discussions of architecture and the city? Attempting to answer such ambitious questions, this book starts from a city's specificity and complexity. In response to recent debates in architectural theory around the agency and locus of critical action, this book tests the potential of criticality through-practice. Rather than through conceptual and ideological categorizations, it studies how architecture and criticality work within specific circumstances. Brussels, a complex city with a turbulent architectural and urban past, forms a compelling case for examining the tensions between urban politics, architectural imaginations, society's needs and desires, and the city's history and fabric. Inspired by pragmatist-relational philosophies, this book tests the potential of criticality through-practice. It studies a series of critical actions and tools, which occurred in Brussels' architectural and urban culture after 1968. Weaved together, Brussels' architectural production emerges from a variety of actors, including architects, urban policy makers, activists, social workers, and citizens, but also architectural movements and ideologies, urban renewal programs, urban traumas, plans and projects, and mundane everyday practices and constructions.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Belgium — Post-1970 — Architecture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 170557
Hardcover $119.95    

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