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Architectures of the near future

Architectures of the near future

Clear, Nic (ed.) (2009) Architectures of the near future. In: Clear, Nic, (ed.) Architectures of the Near Future: Architectural Design. Wiley. ISBN 978-0470699553 ISSN 0003-8504 (Print), 1554-2769 (Online)

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In this highly pertinent issue, guest-editor Nic Clear questions received notions of the future. Are the accepted norms of economic growth and expansion the only means by which society can develop and prosper? Should the current economic crisis be making us call into question a future of unlimited growth? Can this moment of crisis – economic, environmental and technological – enable us to make more informed choices about the type of future that we want and can actually achieve? Architectures of the Near Future offers a series of alternative voices, developing some of the neglected areas of contemporary urban life and original visions of what might be to come. Rather than providing simplistic and seductive images of an intangible shiny future, it rocks the cosy world of architecture with polemical blasts.

Draws on topics as diverse as synthetic space, psychoanalysis, Postmodern geography, post-economics, cybernetics and developments in neurology.

Includes an exploration of the work of JG Ballard.
Features the work of Ben Nicholson.

Item Type: Edited Book
Additional Information: [1] Nic Clear was guest editor for this Special Issue: Architectures of the near future: Architectural Design. (Volume 79, Issue 5. September/October 2009).
Uncontrolled Keywords: architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Architecture, Design & Construction
School of Architecture, Design & Construction > Department of Architecture & Urbanism
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