The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theory documents and builds upon some of the most innovative developments in architectural theory over the last two decades. Bringing into dialogue a range of geographically, institutionally and historically competing positions, the book examines and explores parallel debates in related fields. The book is divided into eight sections. Creating openings for future lines of inquiry and establishing the basis for new directions for education, research and practice, the book organizes itself around specific case studies to provide a critical, interpretive and speculative enquiry into the relevant debates in architectural theory. A methodical, authoritative and comprehensive addition to the literature, the Handbook is suitable for academics, researchers and practitioners in architecture, urban geography, cultural studies, sociology and geography.

Introduction – 2: Reading the Handbook

Introduction – 2: Reading the Handbook

Introduction – 2: Reading the handbook
C. GreigCrysler, StephenCairns and HildeHeynen

The Structure of the Handbook

We have structured the Handbook to stage some of the tensions inherent in thinking architecturally. It is divided into eight thematic sections, each of which is guided or activated by a set of three keywords. We have chosen themes and keywords that rehearse, scrutinize and, we hope, extend major debates of the last decades. We have loosely arranged the terms so that they define a shift in scale as one moves through the collection, beginning with the body and concluding with the transnational territory. The Handbook also attempts to accommodate and mobilize some of the effects that are generated when thinking in close proximity to the ...

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