Weak and Diffuse Modernity

In this book Branzi examines how transformations in the concept of modernity have changed project strategy following new territorial and social developments.

Author: Andrea Branzi

Publisher: Skira Editore

ISBN: 9788876246517

Category: Architecture

Page: 180

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In Weak and Widespread, modernity stands as a contrasting operative practice when compared to that of the 20th century, which was based on finding definitive solutions to old and new problems of industrial society. Today's architecture and urban planning tends to operate through reversible solutions, taking their references from models that are incomplete, imperfect and elastic. Precisely for this reason they are capable of withstanding the continuous processes of innovation. In this book Branzi examines how transformations in the concept of modernity have changed project strategy following new territorial and social developments. He puts this into relation to his own projects and research from the mid-1960's with the radical experience of the Archizoom group until the present.

Annales de l architecture en Flandre

Weak and Diffuse Modernity : The World of Projects at the Beginning of the 21st
Century . Milan : Skira . 2006 . Maret S.M. PO MM Studio Associato Secchi -
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Infrastructure Sustainability and Design

For a comprehensive rethinking of growth as an economic driver of urbanization
and the notion of stability, see Andrea Branzi's “Weak and diffuse modernity: The
world of projects at the beginning of the 21st Century” (Milan: Skira, 2006) and ...

Author: Spiro N. Pollalis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136320385

Category: Architecture

Page: 360

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You're overseeing a large-scale project, but you're not an engineering or construction specialist, and so you need an overview of the related sustainability concerns and processes. To introduce you to the main issues, experts from the fields of engineering, planning, public health, environmental design, architecture, and landscape architecture review current sustainable large-scale projects, the roles team members hold, and design approaches, including alternative development and financing structures. They also discuss the challenges and opportunities of sustainability within infrastructural systems, such as those for energy, water, and waste, so that you know what's possible. And best of all, they present here for the first time the Zofnass Environmental Evaluation Methodology guidelines, which will help you and your team improve infrastructure design, engineering, and construction.

The Past is the Present It s the Future Too

ProQuest (NR74781). See Andrea Branzi, Weak and Diffuse Modernity: The
Worlds of Projects at the Beginning of the 21st Century (Milan: Skira, 2006); and
Charles Waldheim, “Weak work: Andrea Branzi's 'weak metropolis' and the
projective ...

Author: Christine Ross

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441105921

Category: Art

Page: 360

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The term 'temporality' often refers to the traditional mode of the way time is: a linear procession of past, present and future. As philosophers will note, this is not always the case. Christine Ross builds on current philosophical and theoretical examinations of time and applies them to the field of contemporary art: films, video installations, sculpture and performance works. Ross first provides an interdisciplinary overview of contemporary studies on time, focusing on findings in philosophy, psychology, sociology, communications, history, postcolonial studies, and ecology. She then illustrates how contemporary artistic practices play around with what we consider linear time. Engaging the work of artists such as Guido van der Werve, Melik Ohanian, Harun Farocki, and Stan Douglas, allows investigation though the art, as opposed to having art taking an ancillary role. The Past is the Present; It's the Future Too forces the reader to understand the complexities of the significance of temporal development in new artistic practices.

The Project of Autonomy

... 39 Courtesy Andrea Branzi and translation by Giorgio Grassi ( Padua : Marsilio
, 42 Courtesy Museum of Modern Art ... an early manifestation of a " weak and
diffuse modernity , " in Andrea Branzi , Weak and Diffuse : A World of Projects at ...

Author: Pier Vittorio Aureli

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568987941

Category: Architecture

Page: 88

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"The Project of Autonomy radically rediscusses the concept of autonomy in politics and architecture by tracing a concise and polemical argument about its history in Italy in the 1960's and early 1970's. Architect and educator Pier Vittorio Aureli analyzes the position of the Operaism movement, formed by a group of intellectuals that produced a powerful and rigorous critique of capitalism and its intersections with two of the most radical architectural-urban theories of the day: Aldo Rossi's redefinition of the architecture of the city and Archizoom's No-stop City. Readers are introduced to major figures like Mario Tronti and Raniero Panzieri who have previously been little known in the English-speaking world, especially in an architectural context, and to the political motivations behind the theories of Rossi and Archizoom. The book draws on significant new source material, including recent interviews by the author and untranslated documents."--PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE.

TARA

This is a modernism able to utilise soft and diffuse energies that Lage sind , ohne
Traumata und Erdbeben enorme ... den Lärm der Me weak and diffuse or soft
and distributed and that we will try to illustrate as chanik erzeugen , sondern den
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Author: Thomas Edelmann

Publisher: Birkhauser

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 97

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A classic of modern design: the TARA sanitary fittings, For the western world, having ready access to running water is one of the hallmarks of our civilization. Yet what was once intended to merely fulfil the requirements of hygiene, has now moved on considerably and a long way lies between the first water channels of the Ancient Romans and the modern shower cubicle. It was not until the beginning of the 20th century, however, that water began to be piped directly into the home, making it something which is readily available to everyone everywhere. Since that time the bathroom has become an important part of daily life, and the style and designs continue to change. The TARA fitting was created by the manufacturer Dornbracht in cooperation with Sieger Design, and it has long become a classic in modern fittings. With its elegant lines and clarity of form, TARA succeeds in combining the present with memories of the past. It has been honoured many times worldwide - and copied almost as frequently. Inthis beautifully produced book the New York photographer Jesse Frohman captures the TARA with its characteristic forms in striking black and white illustrations, portraying it as design classic of our times. Prominent architects, designers, communication scientists, and critics discuss the TARA and its significance in the fields of design theory and art.

The Landscape Urbanism Reader

For all these reasons , contemporary architecture should start to look at modern
agriculture as a reality with which to set ... An architecture that renovates
completely its reference patterns , facing the challenge of a weak and diffused
modernity .

Author: Charles Waldheim

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568984391

Category: Architecture

Page: 295

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Charles Waldheim has assembled the definitive collection of essays by many of the field's top practitioners - capturing the origins, the contemporary milieu, and the aspirations of this relatively new field. An indispensable reference for students, teachers, architects, and urban planners.

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のなかでも動けるよう極小の大きさからはじまっていく。 Questa modernità
debole e diffusa corrisponde This weak and diffused modernity corresponds al
nostro modo di sentire , e nasce dal nostro to the way we listen and it derives
from our ...

Author: 内田繁

Publisher: Books Nippan

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

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Award-winning Japanese designer, Shigeru Uchida has worked on a wide range of projects from interior design and furniture to products and urban planning, in Japan and abroad. Divided into sections named "Simplification of Space," "Surface and Space" and "Light, Hues and Spaces" this superb book features the lobby of the Kyoto Hotel, the Hotel II Palazzo in Fukuoka (a collaboration with Aldo Rossi), the tea rooms 'Ji-an, So-an, and Gyo-an' and the Mojiko Hotel. Uchida's works are included in the permanent collections of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts and others. His awards include the Mainichi Design Award, Best Store of the Year Special Award, and the Shokankyo Design Award Grand Prize.

The Weak Thought and Its Strength

the ' post ' in the term “ post - modernity ' indicates in fact a taking leave of
modernity . ... Apart from the fact that the expectation of a ' decline of the West'll
which was widely diffused in the culture of the nineteenth century is today
anything but ...

Author: Dario Antiseri

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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This book examines how contemporary philosophical thought (Friedrich A. von Hayek, Karl R. Popper, Hans Georg Gadamer, and Gadamer's Italian follower, Gianni Vattimo) has analysed and described the limitations of human reason.

On the Roads to Modernity

... allowed to call an " abyss of meaninglessness ” ; there , power ( or desire ) to
develop adjustive behaviors which are at all operative in the prescribed
environment may be excessively weak , diffuse , intermittent , slight or altogether
lacking .

Author: Benjamin Nelson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 316

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Therav da Buddhist Encounters with Modernity

Oscillation between strong/centralized and weak/diffused power—but with a long
-term linear trend toward centralization—was characteristic of the socio-political
circumstances of Theravåda Buddhist ideology throughout its premodern history.

Author: Juliane Schober

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317268520

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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Although recent scholarship has shown that the term ‘Theravāda’ in the familiar modern sense is a nineteenth- and twentieth-century construct, it is now used to refer to the more than 150 million people around the world who practice that form of Buddhism. Buddhist practices such as meditation, amulets, and merit making rituals have always been inseparable from the social formations that give rise to them, their authorizing discourses and the hegemonic relations they create. This book is composed of chapters written by established scholars in Buddhist studies who represent diverse disciplinary approaches from art history, religious studies, history and ethnography. It explores the historical forces, both external to and within the tradition of Theravāda Buddhism and discusses how modern forms of Buddhist practice have emerged in South and Southeast Asia, in case studies from Nepal to Sri Lanka, Burma, Cambodia and Southwest China. Specific studies contextualize general trends and draw on practices, institutions, and communities that have been identified with this civilizational tradition throughout its extensive history and across a highly diverse cultural geography. This book foreground diverse responses among Theravādins to the encroaching challenges of modern life ways, communications, and political organizations, and will be of interest to scholars of Asian Religion, Buddhism and South and Southeast Asian Studies.

Andrea Branzi

These two projects are in keeping with the ideas expressed in my book, Weak
and Diffuse Modernity, which explores the possibility of taking architecture to an
abstract level, a level of immateriality.1 Rethinking architecture, in other words,
not ...

Author: Andrea Branzi

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 112

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The record of Branzi's installations at the Cartier Foundation in Paris: digital sketches, exhibition creation, and photographs. Andrea Branzi is an architect, graphic designer, and theorist. Founding father of the Domus Academy in Milan and a former member of the legendary radical architecture group Archizoom, he has influenced a whole generation from Gehry to Libeskind, from Koolhaas to Tschumi. For his March-June 2008 exhibition in Paris, he wove together materials such as hemp and bamboo with glass and metal, creating fragile, poetic architectural structures that reconciled the natural with the man-made. 65 illustrations.

Abitare

Unlike travellers in the past , the modern - day visitor would struggle to configure
a forma urbis to transfer to a map or ... The inventive minimalism of the interiors of
Istanbul is the aesthetic sign of “ weak ” and diffused modernity , which sees
interior design not as a staging process but as free ground between the
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Blueprint

»BUDR ANDREA BRANZI Fondation Cartier, Paris 28 March-22 June £ Andrea
Branzi's 2006 book Weak and Diffuse Modernity, sets out a case for an
architecture that is both abstract and transformative. His argument goes that
architecture ...

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American Book Publishing Record

7 Weak and diffuse modernity : the world of projects at the beginning of the 21st
century / Andrea Branzi . Milano : Skira , 2006 . 180 p . : ill . ( chiefly col ) ; 21 cm .
Includes bibliographical references . [ NA687 . B636 2006 ] 22 2007 - 270956 ...

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Talcott Parsons and the Capitalist Nation state

Modernization theory combined an extraordinary faith in the efficacy of modernity
' s past with no image of the ... in Latin America are simply too weak , too diffuse ,
too dispersed to mobilize the political power necessary to bring about ...

Author: William Buxton

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Category: Social Science

Page: 331

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The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

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Category: Bibliography, National

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The Re Enchantment of the West

... of community which binds individuals together and enables the construction of
orthodoxies is very weak in diffuse ... to be both countercultural and also critical of
many aspects of modernity , in reality their spiritual individualism has little ...

Author: Christopher Partridge

Publisher: T&T Clark

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 276

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Western society and culture is often described in sociological and theological texts as increasingly secular. This work challenges this thesis and introduces the reader to the principal theories and debates about the state of religion in the West (secularization, sacralization, Easternization, the development of New Religious Movements etc.) In so doing it demonstrates the significance of popular culture in the construction of eclectic alternative spiritual worldviews in the West. One of the principal theses posited in this book is that there is a broad 'occulture' -- a reservoir of ideas, beliefs, theories, and practices from which new religions, alternative spiritualities, and popular culture all drink.

Social Scientific Interpretations of Religion

We have , needless to say , somewhat reversed this sense of appropriate
meanings in modernity . ... Our personal knowledge of this as experience may be
weak and diffuse , but our discursive knowledge of the existence and extensions
of ...

Author: Gregory V. Loewen

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 299

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This study of religion is at once a taking stock of the historical consciousness of the texts that define the object, here, those of James, Weber, Heidegger, Durkheim, and others, while at the same time making meaning anew, which for history had been but tacit or perhaps unknown, accomplishing the renewal of both the most profound dialouge as it takes place within human history by representing the fundamental insights from an age which affirmed its triumph over religion, as well as aiding the realization that this event is achieved only by the recognition that the idea of the sacred is the source of dialouge itself.

Polish Sociological Review

This is one of the main signs of the globalization of “ late modernity . ” Since
vernacular , Polish capital is weak and diffuse , Polish petty entrepreneurs are
either defending themselves against international expansion and demanding
state ...

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