Commodification and spectacle in architecture : a Harvard design magazine readerSeries: Harvard design magazine readers. 1 Publication details: University of Minnesota Press Minneapolis, ©2005Description: xviii, 122 p. : ill. ; 23 cmISBN:
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Spectacle and its discontents: or, the elusive joys of architainment / Luis Fernández Galiano -- Less for less yet: on architecture's value(s) in the marketplace / Michael Benedikt -- Brand aid: or, the Lexus and the Guggenheim (further tales of the notorious B.I.G.ness) / Michael Sorkin -- Hyphenation nation: blurred forms for a blurred world / Rick Poynor -- Architecture for sale(s): an unabashed apologia / Kevin Ervin Kelley -- Rocking for the clampdown: creativity, corporations, and the crazy curvilinear cacophony of the Experience Music Project / Thomas Frank -- Rockbotton: villa by OMA / Wouter Vanstiphout -- Inside the blue whale: a day at the Bluewater Mall / Rick Poynor -- We dig graves--all sizes / Daniel Naegele -- The second greatest generation / Michael Sorkin.
Presents diverse points of view on the relationship between design and capitalism. The contributions to this book stake out a variety of positions in the debate over the extent to which it is possible - or desirable - to escape from, resist, or suggest plausible alternatives to the dominant culture of consumer capitalism.