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Lefebvre for Architects Thinkers for Architects Series

Langue : Anglais

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Couverture de l’ouvrage Lefebvre for Architects

While the work of Henri Lefebvre has become better known in the English-speaking world since the 1991 translation of his 1974 masterpiece, The Production of Space, his influence on the actual production of architecture and the city has been less pronounced. Although now widely read in schools of architecture, planning and urban design, Lefebvre?s message for practice remains elusive; inevitably so because the entry of his work into the Anglosphere has come with repression of the two most challenging aspects of his thinking: romanticism and Utopia, which simultaneously confront modernity while being progressive.

Contemporary discomfort with romanticism and Utopia arguably obstructs the shift of Lefebvre?s thinking from being objects of theoretical interest into positions of actually influencing practices. Attempting to understand and act upon architecture and the city with Lefebvre but without Utopia and romanticism risks muting the impact of his ideas. Although Utopia may seem to have no place in the present, Lefebvre reveals this as little more than a self-serving affirmation that ?there is no alternative? to social and political detachment. Demanding the impossible may end in failure but as Lefebvre shows us, doing so is the first step towards other possibilities. To think with Lefebvre is to think about Utopia, doing so makes contact with what is most enduring about his project for the city and its inhabitants, and with what is most radical about it as well.

Lefebvre for Architects offers a concise account of the relevance of Henri Lefebvre?s writing for the theory and practice of architecture, planning and urban design. This book is accessible for students and practitioners who wish to fully engage with the design possibilities offered by Lefebvre?s philosophy.

1. Introduction: Lefebvre for Architects  Lefebvre for Architects  The Problematic of Architecture  Lefebvre and Architecture  Architecture Thinking Its Own Thoughts  2. Utopia and a New Romanticism  Utopia as the Prospect of the Possible  Romanticism & Utopia  Generate & Degenerate Utopias  Critiques of Everyday Life  There is no alternative? Or, Lefebvre and Utopia  Lefebvre’s Other Vision of Utopia  Dialectical Utopianism  Experimental and Theoretical Utopias  The Utopian Prospect of Lefebvre  3. The Production of Space  Problematic of The Production of Space  From Space to Place  Overcoming Cartesian Logic  Representations of the Relations of Production  Recuperating the Social  Repetition Everywhere  Spatial Codes  Spatial Practice / Representations of Space / Representational Space  The Antithesis of Systems  4. Rhythmanalysis and the TimeSpace of the City  Counterpractices for Today  Elements of Rhythmanalysis  Phenomenology from Your Window?  The Perils of Capital  The Rhythmanalyst and the Architect  5. Conclusion: Another Scale?  Further Reading  Bibliography  Index

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