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The Humanities in Architectural Design Book

Architecture Publication – Contemporary and Historical Perspective

26 Oct 2010

The Humanities in Architectural Design

A Contemporary and Historical Perspective

Edited by Soumyen Bandyopadhyay, Jane Lomholt, Nicholas Temple, Renée Tobe

The Humanities in Architectural Design, book
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Offering an in-depth consideration of the impact which humanities have had on the processes of architecture and design, this book asks how we can restore the traditional dialogue between intellectual enquiry in the humanities and design creativity.

Written by leading academics in the fields of history, theory and philosophy of design, these essays draw profound meanings from cultural practices and beliefs. These are as diverse as the designs they inspire and include religious, mythic, poetic, political, and philosophical references.

This timely and important book is not a benign reflection on humanities’ role in architectural design but a direct response to the increased marginalization of humanities in a technology driven world. The prioritization of technology leaves critical questions unanswered about the relationships between information and knowledge, transcription and translation, and how emerging technologies can usefully contribute to a deeper understanding of our design culture.

The Humanities in Architectural Design
Contemporary and Historical Perspective

Publishers: Routledge
Pages: 272
Date: 2010
Hardback: 978-0-415-55113-7 £95.00
Paperback 978-0-415-55114-4 £29.99

About the Authors

Soumyen Bandyopadhyay is Professor of Architecture at Nottingham Trent University. He has co-authored The Collection, the Ruin and the Theatre: Architecture, sculpture and landscape in Nek Chands Rock Garden (Liverpool University Press, 2007) and co-edited a book with Nicholas Temple entitled Thinking Practice (Black Dog Publishing 2007).

Jane Lomholt is a Senior Lecturer in architecture at the University of Lincoln where she is head of History and Theory. She also holds an Honorary Professorship at University of Applied Sciences, Kaiserslautern, Germany. She studied architecture at the School of Architecture in Aarhus, Denmark, and at the University of Portsmouth.

Nicholas Temple is professor of architecture at the University of Lincoln. He has lectured in Europe, the USA and Russia and has written and published on the history and philosophy of architecture, most recently Disclosing Horizons: Architecture, Perspective and Redemptive Space (Routledge, 2007) and Thinking Practice: Reflections on Architectural Research and Building Work, edited with Soumyen Bandyopadhyay (Black Dog Publishing, 2007).

Renée Tobe is a Senior Lecturer in architecture at University of Lincoln. She studied architecture at Cornell University and then at the Architectural Association where she received her Diploma. She has a PhD in Architectural History and Theory from Cambridge University.

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