A Reader in Cultural Theory
By Neil Leach
Routledge – 1997 – 432 pages
Brought together for the first time - the seminal writing on architecture by key philosophers and cultural theorist of the twentieth century.
Issues around the built environment are increasingly central to the study of the social sciences and humanities. The essays offer a refreshing take on the question of architecture and provocatively rethink many of the accepted tenets of architecture theory from a broader cultural perspective.
The book represents a careful selection of the very best theoretical writings on the ideas which have shaped our cities and our experiences of architecture. As such, Rethinking Architecture provides invaluable core source material for students on a range of courses.
"This book brings together for the first time the principal writings on architecture by many of the key philosophers and culutral theorists of the twentieth century. These essays contain some of the most insightful observations on contemporary architecture, and offer refreshingly original perspectives on the subject. Together they constitute a body of material which prompts the rethinking of many accepted tenets of architectural theory from a broader cultural perspective." – Lonaard
Part 1: Modernism Part 2: Phenomenology Part 3: Structuralism Part 4: Postmodernism Part 5: Poststructuralism