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New Books

The Architecture of neoliberalism Douglas Spencer 2016

Neoliberalism is a project to remake us, and our world, according to a purely economic rationality. In societies where the logic of the market reigns unopposed we must fashion our lives as entrepreneurial endeavors.  The Architecture of Neoliberalism pursues an uncompromising critique of architecture's part in this neoliberal turn. This book reveals how a self-styled parametric, post-critical and projection architecture serves mechanisms of control and compliance while promoting itself as progressive.

The sympathy of things : Ruskin and the ecology of design Lars Spuybroek 2017

If there is one thing we can learn from John Ruskin, it is that each age must find its own way to beauty' writes Lars Spuybroek in The Sympathy of Things. Spuybroek argues that we must 'undo' the twentieth century and learn to understand the aesthetic insights of the nineteenth-century art critic John Ruskin, from which he distils pointers for the contemporary age. Linking philosophy, design, and the digital, with art history, architecture, and craft, Spuybroek explores the romantic notion of 'sympathy', a core concept in Ruskin's aesthetics, re-evaluating it as the driving force of the twenty-first century aesthetic experience. For Ruskin, beauty always comprises variation, imperfection and fragility, three concepts that wholly disappeared from our mindsets during the twentieth century, but which Spuybroek argues to be central to contemporary aesthetics and design.

Welcome to your Architecture Subject Guide

The subject guide for Architecture, Landscape- and Interior Architecture is compiled with you the student, lecturer and researcher in mind. Hopefully your task in finding the best scholarly sources will be made easier by these guidelines. I am here to assist with library orientation, literature searches, locating articles, and many more.  Please contact me:

Read your e-journals here

  Architectural Design  LINK Wiley Online Library Full Collection

  Architectural Theory Review 

   Journal of Interior Design

Journal of Architectural Education  LINK Taylor + Francis

 The journal of Architecture

  Journal of Housing and the Built Environment LINK Springer Complete

 Journal of Urban Design

Landscape Journal

  Landscape and Urban Planning LINK Freedom Collection (SANLiC subset)

Urban Design International EMBARGO OF 1 YEAR ON FULL TEXTS

 Urban Forum 

 Urban Studies

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