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Architecture & Culture

Architecture & Culture:  Aims and Scope

Architecture and Culture, the international, peer-reviewed journal of the Architectural Humanities Research Association, investigates the relationship between architecture and the culture that shapes and is shaped by it. Whether culture is understood extensively, as shared experience of everyday life, or in terms of the rules and habits of different disciplinary practices, Architecture and Culture asks how architecture participates in and engages with it – and how both culture and architecture might be reciprocally transformed.

Architecture and Culture publishes explorations that are rigorously speculative, purposively imaginative, visually and verbally stimulating. From historians of culture and architecture, from geographers, anthropologists and other social scientists, from architects and urban designers, from film-makers, animators and other artists, from thinkers and writers of all kinds, established and new, it solicits essays, critical reviews, interviews, fictional narratives in both words and images, art and building projects, and design hypotheses. Architecture and Culture aims to promote a conversation between all those who are curious about what architecture might be and what it can do.

 

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Architecture_media_politics_society

Architecture_media_politics_society is.a.fully.peer.reviewed academic journal. It is a forum for the analysis of architecture in the mediated environment of contemporary culture. It sees architecture as a phenomenon contained by, formed in, and intrinsically linked to, the complex web of its social context. Its focus is cross disciplinary and draws the media, politics and the social sciences into our analysis of the built environment. It functions as a platform for publication but, uniquely, .also operates as a resource repository  offering up-to-date materials.and listings for research / study.

 

 

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Environmental and Architectural Phenomenology

The winter 2013 issue of Environmental and Architectural Phenomenology is now available on line at:
 
http://www.arch.ksu.edu/seamon/70%2013%20wint%2024%201.pdf <http://www.arch.ksu.edu/seamon/70%2013%20wint%2024%201.pdf>

One aim of EAP is to present student research and writing, and this issue includes essays by Philosophy doctoral student Matthew Bower and Architecture masters student Thomas Owen. Bower considers traditional bathhouses and bathhouse rituals as they relate to sociability and “the porosity of flesh.” Owen contributes to a continuing EAP discussion on “architectural phenomenology” (see the fall 2012 issue) by considering how design might move beyond visual images and contribute to a more multivalent environmental experience.
 
This issue also includes two book reviews and two essays. EAP Editor David Seamon discusses influential American architect Christopher Alexander’s recent Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth, which tells the story of designing and building the 36-building, 10-million-dollar Eishin campus in suburban Tokyo. Philosopher Ingrid Leman Stefanovic reviews The Language of School Design, a primer using Alexander’s “pattern language” to think through the lived relationship between architecture and learning.
 
 
Back issues of EAP, 1990-present, are now available at: http://www.krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/1522 <http://www.krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/1522> .
 
David Seamon
Architecture Department, Kansas State University
Editor, EAP
www.arch.ksu.edu/seamon/ <http://www.arch.ksu.edu/seamon/>
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) <mailto:triad@ksu.edu>
  

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Call for Papers: Architecture and Culture, Vol. 2, Issue no. 01

Editors: Igea Troiani and Suzanne Ewing

Vol. 2/Issue 01 is an open call for submissions that address Architecture and Culture through the broad lens of disciplinary practices. We welcome full-length submissions that explore historical, geographical, anthropological, sociological, filmic, acoustic, design or literary interpretations of what this might mean. Architecture and Culture publishes explorations that are rigorously speculative, purposively imaginative, visually and verbally stimulating. We welcome orthodox and unorthodox methods of representation and critical writing. Whether a comic strip, film, fiction story, drawing, design hypothesis or scholarly paper, in this CFP we seek submissions with a critical argument about disciplinary practices, architecture and culture.

The submission deadline is 14th June 2013, 5pm UK time. We seek full submissions, not abstracts, by this date. All papers should be submitted electronically via Editorial Manager at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/archcult/

For author instructions, please go to ‘Notes to Contributors’ at

http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/journal/architecture-and-culture

Accepted articles will be published in March 2014.

 

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Studies in Art Historiography

Studies in Art Historiography, published by Ashgate welcomes contributions from architectural historians:Much recent historiography has focused on scholars of 'Art History' but many of these made considerable contributions to architectural history, from Heinrich Wölfflin whose Renaissance und Barock is essentially architectural history, to Rudolf Wittkower whose impact is usually assessed in relation to the architectural profession and Modernist architecture. Cornelius Gurlitt, Geoffrey Scott, Hans Sedlmayr, Nikolaus Pevsner, Colin Rowe, Venturi and Scott Brown are just some of the names that come to mind and Studies in Art Historiography welcomes proposals for volumes dedicated to relevant themes in architectural historiography as well as individual studies of significant figures in the field. Submission guidelines are available at the publisher's website.

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Demystifying Doha: On Architecture and Urbanism in an Emerging City

Ashraf M. Salama and Florian Wiedmann, Qatar University

While focusing on the architectural and planning aspects of Doha's intensive urbanization, this first comprehensive examination of the city sets this within the socio-political and economic context of the wider Arabian Peninsula. It features a comprehensive discussion on contemporary architecture and urbanism of Doha as an emerging regional metropolis and it provides a critical analysis of the evolution of architecture and urbanism as products of the contemporary global condition. The book concludes by suggesting a framework for future studies of the city as well as for investigating the future of similar cities, setting out an agenda for sustainable urban growth, while invigorating the multiple roles urban planners and architects can play in shaping this future.

Contents: Preface; Introduction: globalisation and the emerging city; Overview of architecture and urbanism in the Arabian peninsula; The urban evolution of Doha: from a vernacular settlement to an emerging service hub; Contemporary urbanism in Doha: from decentralised governance to integrated urban development strategies; Contemporary architecture and image-making practices in Doha; Dynamics of population and the urban environment of Doha; The challenges of sustainable urbanism and the future of Doha; Conclusion: introducing an analytical framework for emerging Doha; bibliography; Index.
Table of contents and introduction are available on the publisher website. 

Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2013. 

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