5213906

9789085940074

Institution And Home Architecture As a Cultural Medium

Institution And Home Architecture As a Cultural Medium
$116.66
$3.95 Shipping
  • Condition: New
  • Provider: Ergodebooks Contact
  • Provider Rating:
    81%
  • Ships From: Multiple Locations
  • Shipping: Standard
  • Comments: Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.

   30-day money back guarantee
$32.28
$3.95 Shipping
List Price
$63.00
Discount
48% Off
You Save
$30.72

  • Condition: Good
  • Provider: Ergodebooks Contact
  • Provider Rating:
    81%
  • Ships From: Multiple Locations
  • Shipping: Standard
  • Comments: Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.

   30-day money back guarantee

Ask the provider about this item.

Most renters respond to questions in 48 hours or less.
The response will be emailed to you.
Cancel
  • ISBN-13: 9789085940074
  • ISBN: 9085940079
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Publisher: Purdue University Press

AUTHOR

Robinson, Julia Williams, Robinson, Julia W.

SUMMARY

The traditional dichotomy between institutional and domestic space does not adequately explain design in the 21st century, nor does it relate to the layperson's conception of a continuum between institution and home. By comparing various institutional and home environments, this book identifies the attitudes and behaviors associated with diverse housing settings and the design elements that generate and express them. While the cultural analysis of design is generally based on subjective interpretation, this book goes beyond this, employing additional quantitative measures to provide a more definitive analysis. On the basis of methods such as semantic differential evaluation of images, inventories, and space syntax diagrams, Julia Williams Robinson develops a territorial gradient delineating seven domains from intimate to public-urban based on numbers of users and spatial dimensions. On the basis of this, the text identifies different kinds of domesticity and institutionality. Such distinctions raise important questions about how design can empower residents, and how the designer can become a positive force, constructing and influencing cultural messages using the medium of architecture. Institution and Home: Architecture as a Cultural Medium offers a timely response to the debate on the effects of cultural change and consumer power in the built environment of the 21st century. It provides a wealth of information on housing that will interest both designers and theorists, students of contemporary urban culture as well as urban planners and architects.Robinson, Julia Williams is the author of 'Institution And Home Architecture As a Cultural Medium', published 2007 under ISBN 9789085940074 and ISBN 9085940079.

[read more]

Questions about purchases?

You can find lots of answers to common customer questions in our FAQs

View a detailed breakdown of our shipping prices

Learn about our return policy

Still need help? Feel free to contact us

View college textbooks by subject
and top textbooks for college

The ValoreBooks Guarantee

The ValoreBooks Guarantee

With our dedicated customer support team, you can rest easy knowing that we're doing everything we can to save you time, money, and stress.