By Annabel Jane Wharton

Buildings usually are not benign; relatively, they ordinarily manage and abuse their human clients. Architectural Agents makes the case that constructions act on the planet independently in their makers, buyers, vendors, or occupants. and sometimes they act badly.

Treating constructions as our bodies, Annabel Jane Wharton writes biographies of symptomatic buildings so that it will diagnose their pathologies. The violence of a few websites is rooted in old trauma; the dangerous spatial behaviors of alternative areas stem from political and monetary ruthlessness. The locations tested diversity from the Cloisters Museum in big apple urban and the Palestine Archaeological Museum (renamed the Rockefeller Museum) in Jerusalem to the grand Hostal de los Reyes Católicos in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and Las Vegas on line casino inns. spotting examine of pathological areas wouldn't be whole with out an research of electronic buildings, Wharton integrates into her argument an unique attention of the strong architectures of games and immersive worlds. Her paintings mounts a persuasive critique of well known phenomenological remedies of structure.

Architectural Agents advances an alternate theorization of structures’ agency—one rooted in constructions’ crucial materiality and historic formation—as the foundation for her major intervention in present debates over the limits isolating people, animals, and machines.

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