Mimesis International offers a range of critical analyses that engage with the ongoing debates around architectural theory and production. Bringing together powerful interventions by leading intellectuals and architects, these portable volumes are as accessible as they are essential reading for anyone who wishes to enhance their knowledge in the field.

Architecture

Public Space

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Public spaces have been and still are the central topic of countless numbers of studies. Despite their continuing considerable relevance, which crosses the threshold of metropolitan settings, there has been hardly any in-depth professional and academic debate on what public spaces are outside the city walls and how they take part in this process of transformation. The purpose of the volume is to spark this debate, by staking out, through Henri Lefebvre, an alternative vision of public space centred on the peculiar local rhythms of rural areas and geared towards... Read more →

Reducing Boundaries. Understanding Exclusion Through Security Defensive Systems in Wealthy Urban Areas

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Reducing Boundaries offers a new perspective on an often under researched topic: what is the upper and middle classes perception of their own security? While human sciences have mainly focused on poor and low-middle classes evicted from urban space, Reducing Boundaries explores the strategies that the most privileged classes enact in order to preserved their own (real or perceived) security. In the context of an interdisciplinary framework of analysis and through a series of case studies (from Porto Alegre, to Brussels, to Venice), class-specific security measures and policies are considered... Read more →

Peter Eisenman. In Dialogue with Architects and Philosophers

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Peter Eisenman discusses with architects and philosophers: Jörg H. Gleiter (Germany), Kim Förster (Switzerland), Preston Scott Cohen (USA), Emmanuel Petit (USA), Mario Carpo (USA), Sarah M. Whiting (USA), Manuel Orazi (Italy), John McMorrough (USA), Gabriele Mastrigli (Italy), Panayotis Pangalos (Greece), Cynthia Davidson (USA), Ingeborg M. Rocker (USA), Alejandro Zaera-Polo (USA), Djordje Stojanović (Serbia), Greg Lynn (USA) performing on the stage for two days in Belgrade. Through the structure of the monograph, the book represents a dynamic approach to the development of contemporary architectural thought. The dialogue between architects and philosophers... Read more →

Millenium London. Of other spaces and the metropolis

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This study explores different visions of contemporary London using the tools of cultural and literary studies and comparing works by Iain Sinclair and Will Self. Both indebted to the tradition of psychogeography, these two authors consider the act of walking as the best way to investigate the changes, evolutions and revisions of the city. For both London is basically an experience where the physical and topographical environment evokes the endless reservoir of films, novels, images, and cultural materials that finds in this city a fruitful source of inspiration. The book... Read more →

 
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