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Four Walls and a Roof

The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession

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$24.00 • £19.95 • €21.50

ISBN 9780674241466

Publication Date: 10/15/2019

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528 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

70 illus.

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  • Preface
  • I. Authority
    • 1. I Will Learn You Architecture!
    • 2. More Specifically, Everything!
    • 3. Let Me Finish!
    • 4. Four Walls and a Roof
  • II. Default by Design
    • 5. Bloody Fools! The Story of Pimlico School, 1970–2010
    • 6. Architektur ohne Eigenschaften
    • 7. Neufert: The Exceptional Pursuit of the Norm
    • 8. Reference without a Source: The Appeal of Atlanta Airport
    • 9. The Inevitable Box
  • III. Found Causes
    • 10. Spaceship Earth
    • 11. Mies en Scène
    • 12. Intruders: How Smart Technology Infiltrates Architecture
    • 13. “Public” Space
    • 14. From CIAM to Cyberspace: Architecture and the Community
    • 15. With the Masses: The Architecture of Participation
  • IV. Trial and Error
    • 16. Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit: Part One
    • 17. London
    • 18. How Is Denmark?
    • 19. Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit: Part Two
    • 20. Facing the Facts
    • 21. Naukograd
    • 22. A Spanish Tender
    • 23. On Hold
  • V. Powers That Be
    • 24. After the End of History
    • 25. The Other Truth
    • 26. Socialist in Content, Realist in Form
    • 27. The Descendant: A Conversation with Xenia Adjoubei, Nikita Khrushchev’s Great-Granddaughter
    • 28. Undesirable Work Styles
    • 29. A Benevolent Dictator with Taste
    • 30. Royal Approval
    • 31. His Architect
    • 32. A Property Developer for President
  • VI. Megalopoli(tic)s
    • 33. A Faustian Bargain
    • 34. Amanhã
    • 35. Smart Cities of the Future
    • 36. The Sum of All Isms
    • 37. Dear Mr. Barber
    • 38. At Your Service: Ten Steps to Becoming a Successful Urban Consultant
    • 39. Rankings
  • VII. Progress
    • 40. Coup de Grâce: Pruitt-Igoe Revisited
    • 41. The Century That Never Happened
    • 42. In Memoriam: A Photo Essay
    • 43. The Captive Globe
    • 44. Remains of a Brave New World
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapters Previously Published

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