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Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment free pdf "Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment" is the first publication in any language of the only book devoted to architecture by Henri Lefebvre. Written in 1973 but only recently discovered in a private archive, this work extends Lefebvre s influential theory of urban space to the question of architecture. Taking the practices and perspective of habitation as his starting place, Lefebvre redefines architecture as a mode of imagination rather than a specialized process or a collection of monuments. He calls for an architecture of jouissance of pleasure or enjoyment centered on the body and its rhythms and based on the possibilities of the senses.Examining architectural examples from the Renaissance to the postwar period, Lefebvre investigates the bodily pleasures of moving in and around buildings and monuments, urban spaces, and gardens and landscapes. He argues that areas dedicated to enjoyment, sensuality, and desire are important sites for a society passing beyond industrial modernization.Lefebvre s theories on space and urbanization fundamentally reshaped the way we understand cities. "Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment" promises a similar impact on how we think about, and live within, architecture."

About Henri Lefebvre

Henri Lefebvre (1901 1991) was a Marxist philosopher and sociologist. His many books include"The Right to the City, The Production of Space, Everyday Life in the Modern World, "and"The Urban Revolution"(Minnesota, 2003). ukasz Stanek is lecturer at the Manchester Architecture Centre, University of Manchester, and the author of"Henri Lefebvre on Space: Architecture, Urban Research, and the Production of Theory"(Minnesota, 2011).Robert Bononno, a teacher and translator, lives in New York City. His recent translations include"Speech Begins after Death"by Michel Foucault (Minnesota, 2013) and"Cosmopolitics I"and"II"by Isabelle Stengers (Minnesota, 2010 11)."

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Author : Henri Lefebvre
Publisher : University of Minnesota Press
Data Published : 21 June 2014
ISBN : 0816677204
EAN : 9780816677207
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 248 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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