Critique of Architecture - Essays on Theory, Autonomy, and Political Economy

Author(s): Douglas Spencer

theory and history | Birkhauser

Critique of Architecture offers a renewed and radical theorization of the relations between capital and architecture. It explicates the theoretical gymnastics through which architecture legitimates its services to neoliberalism, examines the discipline's production of platforms for happily compliant consumers, and challenges its entrepreneurial self-image. Critique of Architecture also addresses the discourse of autonomy, questioning its capacity to engage effectively with the terms and conditions of capitalism today, analyses the post-political turns of contemporary architecture theory, and reckons with the legacies and limitations of critical theory.


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General Fields

  • : 9783035621631
  • : Walter de Gruyter GmbH
  • : Birkhauser
  • : January 2021
  • : March 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Douglas Spencer
  • : Paperback
  • : 228