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Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings

Annabel Jane Wharton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693382
eISBN:
9781452950853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693382.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Buildings are not benign; rather, they commonly manipulate and abuse their human users. Architectural Agents makes the case that buildings act in the world independently of their makers, patrons, ... More


Conclusion: A Catalogue of Errors

Samuel J. M. M. Alberti

in Morbid Curiosities: Medical Museums in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199584581
eISBN:
9780191725159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584581.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Finally, Chapter 7 traces the diminution of audiences as the medical museum ceased to be such a prestigious site for the construction and reception of pathology. In part an epilogue, it traces the ... More


Murder

Annabel Jane Wharton

in Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693382
eISBN:
9781452950853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693382.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 1 examines the mutilated bodies of buildings left behind in France and Spain by The Cloisters Museum in New York.


Spoils

Annabel Jane Wharton

in Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693382
eISBN:
9781452950853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693382.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 2 treats both the spoils of archaeological research and the spoliation of one of the great museums of the early twentieth century, the Palestine Archaeological Museum in Jerusalem (a.k.a. the ... More


Amnesia

Annabel Jane Wharton

in Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693382
eISBN:
9781452950853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693382.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 3 examines Ferdinand and Isabella’s great hospital in Santiago, Spain—the progeny of the Counter Reformation and Inquisition, built with blood money from the conquest of Granada and the ... More


Urban Toxicity

Annabel Jane Wharton

in Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693382
eISBN:
9781452950853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693382.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 4 investigates a healthy building’s immunity to the toxic urbanism of Jerusalem. An old Palestinian house, now the core of a luxury hotel, the American Colony, survives as healthy enclave in ... More


Gambling

Annabel Jane Wharton

in Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693382
eISBN:
9781452950853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693382.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 5 offers a reassessment of the post-Venturi Las Vegas Strip as a cyborg.


Digital Play

Annabel Jane Wharton

in Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693382
eISBN:
9781452950853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693382.003.0006
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 6 appraises the contribution of virtual architectonics to addictive play through a consideration of paradigmatic digital genres—the video game, massively multiplayer online role-playing ... More


Buildings/Things, Bodies/Texts, History/Theory

Annabel Jane Wharton

in Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693382
eISBN:
9781452950853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693382.003.0007
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The conclusion theorizes architectural agency. An investigation of two actors, the Tribune Tower and the Tomb of David, provides evidence for a sustained critique of popular phenomenological ... More


Commemorating and Forgetting: Challenges for the New South Africa

Martin J. Murray

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816682997
eISBN:
9781452948607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816682997.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The end of apartheid and the transition to parliamentary democracy brought to the surface a host of tensions that were long suppressed under white minority rule. Yet as the ‘new nation’ struggled to ... More


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