Wednesday, June 12, 2013

White Papers, Black Marks : Architecture, Race, Culture

White Papers, Black Marks : Architecture, Race, Culture
by Lesley Naa Norle Lokko
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press | edition 2000 | PDF | 379 pages | 18,0 mb

Mapping the relationship between race and architecture, the authors of this volume explore the vexed if often unspoken ways in which notions of "difference" figure in the shaping of the built environment. The terms of architectural design and study-"space, site, form, architect, and user"-are derived from the historical task of adapting space to an existing socioeconomic structure. Exposing the racial subtext in this language of vision and logic, this book brings to light the complex connection between the question of identity and the questions architecture poses: Whose pleasures are pursued, who gets to build what, whose histories and experiences are represented, whose voice is heard?

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