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.

Virtual Architecture, Actual Media

Virtual Architecture, Actual Media

Virtual architecture, actual media
N.Katherine Hayles and ToddGannon

Architectural studies boasts a wealth of material that examines the role of print, paper and other analogue media in forming and transforming architectural practice.1 While numerous titles on the significance of digital media exist (for example, Beckman, Benedikt, Perry and Hight, Poster, Castronova) that explore their impact on architectural production, no definitive analysis has yet emerged. Indeed, given the rapid pace of change and the development of new digital devices and applications, a definitive work on this topic may never be possible. We offer this chapter as a gathering of resources and a framework within which analyses may proceed. The work done on print media's effects clearly shows that medial effects go beyond architectural practice ...

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