This book provides the first overview of how anthropologists have studied architecture and the thought and data this has produced. Each chapter uses a broad range of case studies from around the world to examine from within anthropology what architecture 'does' - how it makes people and shapes, sustains and unravels social relations
Architectural Anthropology focuses solely on human constructive or building behavior. With the help of insights from architecture and other disciplines that have an impact on the field, the contributors to this study seek to develop new methods that can better serve to understand, describe, and represent the world-views embodied in the different built environments of all societies.
Combining theoretical investigations and documentation of practice based experiments, this text addresses methodological questions concerning the re-conceptualisation of the relation between design and use from both theoretical and practice-based positions.
Design Anthropology by Wendy Gunn (Editor); Ton Otto (Editor); Charlotte Rachel; Rachel Charlotte Smith (Editor)
Ingold proposes an anthropology and archaeology not of but with art and architecture. He advocates a way of thinking through making in which sentient practitioners and active materials continually answer to, or 'correspond', with one another in the generation of form.
Architecture Oriented Otherwise by David Leatherbarrow
Issues around the built environment are increasingly central to the study of the social sciences and humanities. The essays offer a refreshing take on the question of architecture and provocatively rethink many of the accepted tenets of architecture theory from a broader cultural perspective.
Encompassing two thousand years of building history, these writings engage persistent concerns in architecture and design, including the role of the architect, and the relationships between architecture, nature, art and science.
Architecture as Colonial Tool: Case Studies
Colonialism and Modern Architecture in Germany by Itohan Osayimwese