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Imagining and Making the World

Reconsidering Architecture and Utopia

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Edited By Nathaniel Coleman

Although the association between architecture and utopia (the relationship between imagining a new world and exploring how its new conditions can best be organized) might appear obvious from within the domain of utopian studies, architects have long attempted to dissociate themselves from utopia. Concentrating on the difficulties writers from both perspectives experience with the topic, this collection interrogates the meta-theoretical problematic for ongoing intellectual work on architecture and utopia. The essays explore divergent manifestations of the play of utopia on architectural imagination, situated within specific historical moments, from the early Renaissance to the present day. The volume closes with an exchange between Nathaniel Coleman, Ruth Levitas, and Lyman Tower Sargent, reflecting on the contributions the essays make to situating architecture and utopia historically and theoretically within utopian studies, and to articulating utopia as a method for inventing and producing better places. Intriguing to architects, planners, urban designers, and others who study and make the built environment, this collection will also be of interest to utopian studies scholars, students, and general readers with a concern for the interrelationships between the built environment and social dreaming.

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Adorno, Theodor, and Max Horkheimer 159 Dialectic of Enlightenment 161 Alberti, Leon Battista 41, 44 n, 56, 107, 160 On the Art of Building (De re aedfica- toria) 41, 44n, 56, 107, 160 d’Alembert, Jean-Baptiste le Rond 88, 89, 104 Encyclopédie 88, 89, 104 Alienation 18, 208, 231, 232, 234, 237, 244 Amsterdam, Netherlands 79, 292, 293, 294 Andreae, Johann Valentin 32, 40, 41 n, 55 Christianopolis 40 Arendt, Hannah 46, 47, 48, 53 The Human Condition 47, 54 “Tradition and the Modern Age” 46, 54 Aristotle 22 n, 24, 254 Arts and Crafts Movement 234 Averlino, Antonio di Pietro (“Filar- ete”) 3, 9, 16, 23, 29, 31, 33–45, 47, 49–54, 55, 56, 166, 323 Sforzinda 9, 34–5, 37–40, 42–5, 47, 49, 55, 166 Trattato 29, 33–4, 36, 38–9, 41–5, 47, 53, 55 Badiou, Alain 283, 284, 288, 289, 290, 296, 297 Being and Event 284n, 290, 297 Ethics 57, 297 Theory of the Subject 283, 284, 297 Ballanche, Pierre-Simon 60, 61 de Balzac, Honoré vii, 71–2, 79, 81, 83–7, 94–7, 99–100, 102–3, 104, 323 Le Curé de village 81, 83, 85, 87, 94, 95, 97, 99, 103, 104 Barcelona, Spain viii, 15, 141, 144–7, 153–4, 156, 161, 161, 162, 163 Barthes, Roland 77, 78, 93, 104 Battisti, Eugenio 313 Bauhaus, the 116 Behne, Adolf 112–14, 121, 127, 128, 131–3, 135 Sachlichkeit 113–14, 121, 132–3, 135 Behrens, Peter 113 Bellamy,...

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