NATO Narrative Architecture in Postmodern London

Chronicling the last radical architectural group of the twentieth century - NATØ (Narrative Architecture Today) - who emerged from the Architectural Association at the start of the 1980s, this book explores the group's work which echoed a ...

NATO  Narrative Architecture in Postmodern London

Outgrowth of the author's thesis (doctoral--Royal College of Art, 2015), under title: NAT[: exploring architecture as a narrative medium in postmodern London.

NAT Narrative Architecture in Postmodern London

Claire Jamieson's wonderful history of punk- and Thatcher-era London provides one answer, and it extends our understanding of vanguard architecture into the 1980s. NATØ's architecture reimagined the post-industrial city as though it was ...

NAT    Narrative Architecture in Postmodern London

Chronicling the last radical architectural group of the twentieth century – NATØ (Narrative Architecture Today) – who emerged from the Architectural Association at the start of the 1980s, this book explores the group’s work which echoed a wider artistic and literary culture that drew on the specific political, social and physical condition of 1980s London. It traces NATؒs identification with a particular stream of post-punk, postmodern expression: a celebration of the abject, an aesthetic of entropy, and a do-it-yourself provisionality. NATØ has most often been documented in reference to Nigel Coates (the instigator of NATØ), which has led to a one-sided, one-dimensional record of NATؒs place in architectural history. This book sets out a more detailed, contextual history of NATØ, told through photographs, drawings, and ephemera, restoring a truer polyvocal narrative of the group’s ethos and development.

Resisting Postmodern Architecture

... of Late Capitalism (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1991). Jameson, Fredric, The Seeds of Time (New York: Columbia University Press, 1994). Jamieson, Claire, NATØ: Narrative Architecture in Postmodern London (London: Routledge, ...

Resisting Postmodern Architecture

Since its first appearance in 1981, critical regionalism has enjoyed a celebrated worldwide reception. The 1990s increased its pertinence as an architectural theory that defends the cultural identity of a place resisting the homogenising onslaught of globalisation. Today, its main principles (such as acknowledging the climate, history, materials, culture and topography of a specific place) are integrated in architects’ education across the globe. But at the same time, the richer cross-cultural history of critical regionalism has been reduced to schematic juxtapositions of ‘the global’ with ‘the local’. Retrieving both the globalising branches and the overlooked cross-cultural roots of critical regionalism, Resisting Postmodern Architecture resituates critical regionalism within the wider framework of debates around postmodern architecture, the diverse contexts from which it emerged, and the cultural media complex that conditioned its reception. In so doing, it explores the intersection of three areas of growing historical and theoretical interest: postmodernism, critical regionalism and globalisation. Based on more than 50 interviews and previously unpublished archival material from six countries, the book transgresses existing barriers to integrate sources in other languages into anglophone architectural scholarship. In so doing, it shows how the ‘periphery’ was not just a passive recipient, but also an active generator of architectural theory and practice. Stylianos Giamarelos challenges long-held ‘central’ notions of supposedly ‘international’ discourses of the recent past, and outlines critical regionalism as an unfinished project apposite for the 21st century on the fronts of architectural theory, history and historiography.

Narrative Environments and Experience Design

London; New York, NY: Routledge. Herman, A. (2012) Freedom's Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II. New York, NY: Random House. Jamieson, C. and Poyner, R. (2017) NATO: Narrative Architecture in Postmodern London ...

Narrative Environments and Experience Design

This book argues narrative, people and place are inseparable and pursues the consequences of this insight through the design of narrative environments. This is a new and distinct area of practice that weaves together and extends narrative theory, spatial theory and design theory. Examples of narrative spaces, such as exhibitions, brand experiences, urban design and socially engaged participatory interventions in the public realm, are explored to show how space acts as a medium of communication through a synthesis of materials, structures and technologies, and how particular social behaviours are reproduced or critiqued through spatial narratives. This book will be of interest to scholars in design studies, urban studies, architecture, new materialism and design practitioners in the creative industries.

Lives in Architecture

Hudson, 1999 Claire Jamieson, NATØ: Narrative Architecture in Postmodern London, Routledge, 2016 Claire Jamieson, 'NATØ', in Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen (ed), Exhibit A: Exhibitions that Transformed Architecture 1948–2000, Phaidon, ...

Lives in Architecture

Irreverent and iconoclastic, Nigel Coates has been stirring up the architectural scene for over 40 years. In this warm and compelling autobiography, he explores the highs and lows of life at the cutting edge of architecture and design. Coates’ work often treads playfully at the intersection between bodies, sexuality and design. His portfolio includes interiors for Liberty, Jigsaw and Caffè Bongo in Tokyo, the Body Zone in the Millennium Dome, and built work such as Noah's Ark and the Wall (both in Tokyo) and the Geffrye Museum extension, London. He has also collaborated with high-end product and lighting manufacturers Fornasetti, Fratelli Boffi and Slamp. Formerly the Head of Architecture at the Royal College of Art, London, he is now a leading light of the new London School of Architecture. Featuring over 100 images of Coates’ most celebrated projects, this memoir is a visual feast for any devotee of contemporary British design. It encompasses his childhood in postwar provincial Malvern, student years at the Architectural Association, the founding of radical architectural group NATØ, 70s and 80s London club culture and lost loves along the way, as well as his prolific professional career, which has spanned buildings, interiors, teaching, exhibitions, furniture and products. This is a searingly honest, unvarnished personal history of one of the UK’s most versatile designers.

Drawing and Experiencing Architecture

55 Tschumi, “Henri Lefebvre's 'Le droit a la ville'”, Architectural Design, 42(9) (1972): 581–582. 56 Tschumi, Questions of ... Claire Jamieson, NATØ: Narrative Architecture in Postmodern London (London; New York: Routledge, 2017), 101.

Drawing and Experiencing Architecture

How were the concepts of the observer and user in architecture and urban planning transformed throughout the 20th and 21st centuries? Marianna Charitonidou explores how the mutations of the means of representation in architecture and urban planning relate to the significance of city's inhabitants. She investigates Le Corbusier and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's fascination with perspective, Team Ten's interest in the humanisation of architecture and urbanism, Constantinos Doxiadis and Adriano Olivetti's role in reshaping the relationship between politics and urban planning during the postwar years, Giancarlo De Carlo's architecture of participation, Aldo Rossi's design methods, Denise Scott Brown's active socioplactics and Bernard Tschumi's conception praxis.

Soviet Critical Design

Peter Lang and William Menkling ( New York : Rizzoli , 2003 ), 31–49 ( 48 ) ; see Claire Jaimeson , NATØ : Narrative Architecture in Postmodern London ( London : Routledge , 2017 ) ; Dagmar Koudelková , Atika 1987–1992 ( Olomouc ...

Soviet Critical Design

Soviet Critical Design is the first monograph to explore the socialist design practice of 'artistic projecteering', which was developed by the USSR's Senezh Experimental Studio in the 1960s. Tom Cubbin first examines the studio as a site for the development of the design discipline in the optimistic environment of the Soviet Thaw of the 1960s. He then explores how designers adapted to new realities of the Soviet Union of the 1970s and 80s. Over two decades, designers at the studio worked on critical projects that highlighted how the Soviet state's treatment of citizens, urban heritage and the environment was manifest in daily life. Drawing on previously unpublished visual material from private archives and also extensive interviews, this book presents a new history of the late socialist period in the USSR, which gives insight into the creative strategies of designers who engaged their practice as a contribution to broader discussions on alternative models for socialist existence. Overall, it argues that artistic projecteering must be read as a utopian activity which privileged the political and ideological over the functional.

Art in America

Indeed , the installation by Narrative Architecture Today ( NATO ) was both a seriocomic archeologizing and a ... was a revision of London's Heathrow Airport and its terminals , in which this important social site in the postmodern ...

Art in America


Alexander Brodsky Ilya Utkin

... at London's Architectural Association , fostered a movement called Narrative Architecture Today ( NATO ) . ... scenographic postmodern architecture was vigorously promoted by critics and commentators through the early eighties .

Alexander Brodsky   Ilya Utkin


Eye

Early ideas were formulated under the aegis of the NATO ( Narrative Architecture Today ) collaborative ... Ecstacity , the place , is parts of seven cities ( Cairo , London , Mumbai ( Bombay ) , New York , Rio , Rome and Tokyo ) ...

Eye


Design Book Review

The target now includes postmodernism , which is perceived as a fake , fabulistic tendency in architecture and a superficial ... The inner cities of England , sites that Coates and his office , NATO ( Narrative Architecture Today ) ...

Design Book Review


The Art Bulletin

The author does not define the term so much as use the grand narrative ( which most Anglophone theorists cite as the ... Production of Space ( Oxford : Blackwell , 1974 ) ; and Soja , Postmodern Geographies ( London : Verso , 1989 ) .

The Art Bulletin

Includes section: Notes and reviews.

Postmodernism and a Sociology of the Absurd and Other Essays on the nouvelle Vague in American Social Science

Julian Pefanis , Heterology and the Postmodern : Bataille , Baudrillard , and Lyotard ( Durham , N.C . ... 1995 ) ; Gar Alperovitz , The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb and the Architecture of an American Myth ( New York : Alfred A.

Postmodernism and a Sociology of the Absurd and Other Essays on the  nouvelle Vague  in American Social Science

In the fifth volume in the Studies in American Sociology Series, Stanford M. Lyman offers commentaries on and critiques of postmodernism, poststructuralism, and deconstruction, posing questions concerning theoretical and epistemological problems arising from what appears to be a "nouvelle vague." Postmodernism, poststructuralism, and deconstructionism are interrelated aspects of the newest theoretical development in sociology and the social sciences. This new wave of thought challenges virtually all paradigms currently in use. In this, his fifth volume in the Studies in American Sociology Series, Stanford M. Lyman offers commentaries on and critiques of this new perspective, posing questions concerning theoretical and epistemological problems arising from what appears to be a nouvelle vague. Among the basic themes and issues explored are the allegation that modernity has defaulted on the promise of the Enlightenment; the question of whether the rational basis for knowledge and action is still valid; the controversy over the place of metanarratives and macrosociological outlooks; and newer concerns over race, gender, sexual preferences, the self, and the "Other." Professor Lyman provides empirically based and historically specific analyses of the relation of the race question to the problem of otherness and to the legal construction of racial identity in American court proceedings. Focusing on the issues of citizenship affecting European, Middle Eastern, and Asian immigrants; African Americans; and the special cases of the Chinese and Native Americans, he relates major public problems to the modern as well as the postmodern perspectives on justice. The debate over assimilation and multiculturalism, the dynamics of gender-specific emotions as expressed in six decades of Hollywood films, and the postmodern approach to deviance are each examined. He also offers proposals for a social science attuned to, but critical of, postmodernism and poststructuralism. Such a sociology might offer a perspective that treats the drama of social relations in the routine as well as the remarkable aspects of everyday life. Professor Lyman provides not only a new understanding of postmodernism but also a program of how to proceed with respect to its challenges.

Choice

41-1623 Modern architecture and other essays . 41-1361 Modernizing China's military . ... 41-1386 Postmodern approaches to the short story . ... ( Internet Resource ) 41-1640 NATO , the European Union , and the Atlantic community .

Choice


Cumulative Book Index

Cumulative Book Index

A world list of books in the English language.

T L S the Times Literary Supplement

The future of Nato in the new Europe From the ruins of the Great Contest - Civil society , nationalism and Islam ... in Ireland Sean Rothery Mary Pat Kelly Ireland and the New Architecture , 1900-1940 Martin Scorsese - A journey Cape ...

T   L   S  the Times Literary Supplement


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