Obsolescence: An Architectural History

Note moyenne 3,9
( 10 avis fournis par Goodreads )
 
9780226478050: Obsolescence: An Architectural History
Afficher les exemplaires de cette édition ISBN
 
 
Présentation de l'éditeur :

In our architectural pursuits, we often seem to be in search of something newer, grander, or more efficient—and this phenomenon is not novel. In the spring of 1910 hundreds of workers labored day and night to demolish the Gillender Building in New York, once the loftiest office tower in the world, in order to make way for a taller skyscraper. The New York Times puzzled over those who would sacrifice the thirteen-year-old structure, “as ruthlessly as though it were some ancient shack.” In New York alone, the Gillender joined the original Grand Central Terminal, the Plaza Hotel, the Western Union Building, and the Tower Building on the list of just one generation’s razed metropolitan monuments.

In the innovative and wide-ranging Obsolescence, Daniel M. Abramson investigates this notion of architectural expendability and the logic by which buildings lose their value and utility. The idea that the new necessarily outperforms and makes superfluous the old, Abramson argues, helps people come to terms with modernity and capitalism’s fast-paced change. Obsolescence, then, gives an unsettling experience purpose and meaning.

Belief in obsolescence, as Abramson shows, also profoundly affects architectural design. In the 1960s, many architects worldwide accepted the inevitability of obsolescence, experimenting with flexible, modular designs, from open-plan schools, offices, labs, and museums to vast megastructural frames and indeterminate building complexes. Some architects went so far as to embrace obsolescence’s liberating promise to cast aside convention and habit, envisioning expendable short-life buildings that embodied human choice and freedom. Others, we learn, were horrified by the implications of this ephemerality and waste, and their resistance eventually set the stage for our turn to sustainability—the conservation rather than disposal of resources. Abramson’s fascinating tour of our idea of obsolescence culminates in an assessment of recent manifestations of sustainability, from adaptive reuse and historic preservation to postmodernism and green design, which all struggle to comprehend and manage the changes that challenge us on all sides.

Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

EUR 23,99

Autre devise

Frais de port : Gratuit
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis

Destinations, frais et délais

Ajouter au panier

Autres éditions populaires du même titre

9780226313450: Obsolescence: An Architectural History

Edition présentée

ISBN 10 :  022631345X ISBN 13 :  9780226313450
Editeur : University of Chicago Press, 2016
Couverture rigide

Meilleurs résultats de recherche sur AbeBooks

1.

Daniel M. Abramson
Edité par The University of Chicago Press, United States (2017)
ISBN 10 : 022647805X ISBN 13 : 9780226478050
Neuf Paperback Quantité disponible : 1
Vendeur
The Book Depository
(London, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre The University of Chicago Press, United States, 2017. Paperback. Etat : New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. In our architectural pursuits, we often seem to be in search of something newer, grander, or more efficient and this phenomenon is not novel. In the spring of 1910 hundreds of workers labored day and night to demolish the Gillender Building in New York, once the loftiest office tower in the world, in order to make way for a taller skyscraper. The New York Times puzzled over those who would sacrifice the thirteen-year-old structure, "as ruthlessly as though it were some ancient shack." In New York alone, the Gillender joined the original Grand Central Terminal, the Plaza Hotel, the Western Union Building, and the Tower Building on the list of just one generation's razed metropolitan monuments. In the innovative and wide-ranging Obsolescence, Daniel M. Abramson investigates this notion of architectural expendability and the logic by which buildings lose their value and utility. The idea that the new necessarily outperforms and makes superfluous the old, Abramson argues, helps people come to terms with modernity and capitalism's fast-paced change. Obsolescence, then, gives an unsettling experience purpose and meaning.Belief in obsolescence, as Abramson shows, also profoundly affects architectural design. In the 1960s, many architects worldwide accepted the inevitability of obsolescence, experimenting with flexible, modular designs, from open-plan schools, offices, labs, and museums to vast megastructural frames and indeterminate building complexes. Some architects went so far as to embrace obsolescence's liberating promise to cast aside convention and habit, envisioning expendable short-life buildings that embodied human choice and freedom. Others, we learn, were horrified by the implications of this ephemerality and waste, and their resistance eventually set the stage for our turn to sustainability the conservation rather than disposal of resources. Abramson's fascinating tour of our idea of obsolescence culminates in an assessment of recent manifestations of sustainability, from adaptive reuse and historic preservation to postmodernism and green design, which all struggle to comprehend and manage the changes that challenge us on all sides. N° de réf. du vendeur AAH9780226478050

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 23,99
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

2.

Abramson, Daniel M.
ISBN 10 : 022647805X ISBN 13 : 9780226478050
Neuf Quantité disponible : 2
Vendeur
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre Etat : New. N° de réf. du vendeur 28111945-n

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 26,05
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 2,35
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

3.

Daniel M. Abramson
Edité par The University of Chicago Press, United States (2017)
ISBN 10 : 022647805X ISBN 13 : 9780226478050
Neuf Paperback Quantité disponible : 1
Vendeur
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre The University of Chicago Press, United States, 2017. Paperback. Etat : New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. In our architectural pursuits, we often seem to be in search of something newer, grander, or more efficient and this phenomenon is not novel. In the spring of 1910 hundreds of workers labored day and night to demolish the Gillender Building in New York, once the loftiest office tower in the world, in order to make way for a taller skyscraper. The New York Times puzzled over those who would sacrifice the thirteen-year-old structure, "as ruthlessly as though it were some ancient shack." In New York alone, the Gillender joined the original Grand Central Terminal, the Plaza Hotel, the Western Union Building, and the Tower Building on the list of just one generation's razed metropolitan monuments. In the innovative and wide-ranging Obsolescence, Daniel M. Abramson investigates this notion of architectural expendability and the logic by which buildings lose their value and utility. The idea that the new necessarily outperforms and makes superfluous the old, Abramson argues, helps people come to terms with modernity and capitalism's fast-paced change. Obsolescence, then, gives an unsettling experience purpose and meaning.Belief in obsolescence, as Abramson shows, also profoundly affects architectural design. In the 1960s, many architects worldwide accepted the inevitability of obsolescence, experimenting with flexible, modular designs, from open-plan schools, offices, labs, and museums to vast megastructural frames and indeterminate building complexes. Some architects went so far as to embrace obsolescence's liberating promise to cast aside convention and habit, envisioning expendable short-life buildings that embodied human choice and freedom. Others, we learn, were horrified by the implications of this ephemerality and waste, and their resistance eventually set the stage for our turn to sustainability the conservation rather than disposal of resources. Abramson's fascinating tour of our idea of obsolescence culminates in an assessment of recent manifestations of sustainability, from adaptive reuse and historic preservation to postmodernism and green design, which all struggle to comprehend and manage the changes that challenge us on all sides. N° de réf. du vendeur BTA9780226478050

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 28,44
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

4.

Abramson
Edité par Univ Chicago
ISBN 10 : 022647805X ISBN 13 : 9780226478050
Neuf Couverture souple Quantité disponible : 1
Vendeur
C. Clayton Thompson - Bookseller
(BOONE, NC, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre Univ Chicago. Etat : BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. N° de réf. du vendeur 4346887

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 29,29
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

5.

Daniel M. Abramson
Edité par University of Chicago Press 2016-02-12 (2016)
ISBN 10 : 022647805X ISBN 13 : 9780226478050
Neuf Paperback Quantité disponible : 1
Vendeur
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre University of Chicago Press 2016-02-12, 2016. Paperback. Etat : New. N° de réf. du vendeur 6666-WLY-9780226478050

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 19,70
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 16,06
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

6.

ABRAMSON
ISBN 10 : 022647805X ISBN 13 : 9780226478050
Neuf Quantité disponible : 1
Vendeur
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre 2017. Etat : NEW. 9780226478050 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. N° de réf. du vendeur HTANDREE01233045

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 24,21
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 16,79
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

7.

Abramson, Daniel M.
ISBN 10 : 022647805X ISBN 13 : 9780226478050
Neuf Quantité disponible : 4
Vendeur
GreatBookPricesUK
(Castle Donington, DERBY, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre Etat : New. N° de réf. du vendeur 28111945-n

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 25,20
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 16,79
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

8.

Daniel M. Abramson
Edité par The University of Chicago Press
ISBN 10 : 022647805X ISBN 13 : 9780226478050
Neuf Paperback / softback Quantité disponible : 3
Vendeur
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre The University of Chicago Press. Paperback / softback. Etat : New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. N° de réf. du vendeur B9780226478050

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 30,39
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 13,37
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

9.

Abramson, Daniel M.
Edité par University of Chicago Press (2017)
ISBN 10 : 022647805X ISBN 13 : 9780226478050
Neuf Couverture souple Quantité disponible : 1
Vendeur
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre University of Chicago Press, 2017. Etat : New. book. N° de réf. du vendeur M022647805X

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 30,62
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 13,35
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

10.

Abramson, Daniel M.
Edité par Univ of Chicago Pr (2017)
ISBN 10 : 022647805X ISBN 13 : 9780226478050
Neuf Paperback Quantité disponible : 2
Vendeur
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre Univ of Chicago Pr, 2017. Paperback. Etat : Brand New. reprint edition. 202 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.90 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du vendeur __022647805X

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 24,05
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 33,57
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais