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The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture, and Design

Edited by: Chris Brisbin , Myra Thiessen

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  August  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138189232
eBook ISBN: 9781315623412
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315623412
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The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture, and Design presents an in-depth exploration of criticism and criticality in theory and practice across the disciplines of art, architecture, and design. Professional criticism is a vital part of understanding the cultural significance of designed objects and environments that we engage with on a daily basis, yet there is evidence to show that this practice is changing. This edited volume investigates how practitioners, researchers, educators, and professionals engage with, think about, and value the practice of critique. With contributions from a multi-disciplinary authorship from nine countries - the UK, USA, Australia, India, Netherlands, Switzerland, South Africa, Belgium, and Denmark - this companion provides a wide range of leading perspectives evaluating the landscape of criticality and how it is being shaped by technological and social advances. Illustrated with over 60 black and white images and structured into five sections, The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture, and Design is a comprehensive volume for researchers, educators, and students exploring the changing role of criticism through interdisciplinary perspectives.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Criticality; or woe is me, what is it good for! Download PDF
Chapter  2:  You, me, I, or we Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Crits, consensus, and criticality Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Memories bind us together Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Curatorial practice as a critical agent in urban contexts Download PDF
Chapter  6:  How to be a good witness Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Deviant theory Download PDF
Chapter  8:  An outline politics of the critical Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Configuring critique (or ‘the art of not being governed quite so much’) Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Looks aren’t everything, except when they are Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The After Critical Download PDF
Chapter  12:  On architecture’s metacriticality Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Horse horse tiger tiger Download PDF
Chapter  14:  A Marxist critique of iconic architecture Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Performance-critical architecture Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Ungraspable criticality Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Reading resonance Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Don’t take this the wrong way, but . . . Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The landscape of practices Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Of neon, road signs, and head shapes Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Best Made Re Made  Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Professional reflection and visual arguments for patients Download PDF
Chapter  23:  But, it won an award Download PDF
Chapter  24:  On the expert and the amateur in online architectural commentary Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Insta-critique Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Less woe, more wow! Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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