Niche Tactics aligns architecture's relationship with site with its ecological analogue: the relationship between an organism and its environment. Bracketed between texts on giraffe morphology, ecological perception, ugliness, and hopeful monsters, architectural case studies investigate historical moments when relationships between architecture and site were productively intertwined, from the anomalous city designs of Francesco de Marchi in the sixteenth century to Le Corbusieras near eradication of context in his Plan Voisin in the twentieth century to the more recent contextualist movements. Extensively illustrated with 140 drawings and photographs, Niche Tactics considers how attention to site might create a generative language for architecture today.Searle, Contexts, Games, Riddles, I New Literary History, 13, 3 (Theory: Parodies, Puzzles, Paradigms) (Spring, 1982) ... in Scripts, Plans, Goals, and Understanding: An Inquiry into 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 17 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 29 Human ... Own Junkyard: The Planned Deterioration of Americaa#39;s Landscape ( New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1979). ... seems to be reduced to the decorative grafting of some aesthetic skin or the insertion of a particular use into the given geometry.
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