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by Dana Cuff

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  • ISBN 0262031752
  • ISBN13 978-0262031752
  • Language English
  • Author Dana Cuff
  • Publisher MIT Press; 1st Printing edition (1991)
  • Pages 306
  • Formats rtf docx azw txt
  • Category Photography
  • Subcategory Architecture
  • Size ePub 1379 kb
  • Size Fb2 1339 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
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[1991] Cuff uses participant observation, interviews, and semantic ethnography to examine architectural practice as it occurs in the everyday world of work. According to her study, it transpires both inside and outside the office and involves numerous individuals who perform the various tasks required to build buildings. Plus, it is more than that. This book examines how buildings may be collectively conceived; it considers architecture as social construction. CONTENTS: Why Study the Culture of Practice? * Beliefs and Practice * Design Problems in Practice * The Making of an Architect * The Architect's Milieu * Excellent Practice: The Origins of Good Building * Conclusion

Architecture: The Story . .has been added to your Cart. Cuff has produced a remarkable piece of work: thorough in its coverage of the existing literature; attentive to several very important issues of contemporary practice; rich in its description of what it feels like to work in the field.

Architecture: The Story . There is no other book like it. (Roger Gutman, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University, and School of Architecture, Princeton University). Although architecture is the fastest-growing profession in America, its private context remains shrouded in myth.

In this book, Dana Cuff delves into the architect's everyday work world to uncover an intricate social art of design

In this book, Dana Cuff delves into the architect's everyday work world to uncover an intricate social art of design. The result is a new portrait of the profession that sheds light on what it means to become an architect, how design problems are construed and resolved, how clients and architects negotiate, and how design excellence is achieved. Dana Cuff has taught as a social scientist among architects and as an architect among social scientists.

As Dana Cuff shrewdly observes, it is filled with contradictions, particularly in the realm of practice. She delves into the architect's everyday work world to uncover an intricate social art of design. The result is a new portrait of the profession that reveal Although architecture is the fastest-growing profession in America, its private context remains shrouded in myth. As Dana Cuff shrewdly observes, it is filled with contradictions, particularly in the realm of practice. In this penultimate chapter, I take Witz’s theoretical work on patriarchal exclusion in the medical profession (Witz, 1992) and apply her concepts to a key study from the USA on the history of women’s exclusion from science (Rossiter, 1982; 1995).

Dana Cuff is an American architecture theorist, professor, and founding director of cityLAB at the University of California . Architecture: The Story of Practice

Dana Cuff is an American architecture theorist, professor, and founding director of cityLAB at the University of California, Los Los Angeles. Architecture: The Story of Practice. In this book, Dana Cuff delves into the architect's everyday work world to uncover an intricate social art of design.

The Story of Practice. By Dana Cuff Cuff has produced a remarkable piece of work: thorough in its coverage of the existing literature; attentive to several very important issues o. Roger Gutman.

War stories are readily recounted when architects describe their practice, as are tales of great success, but it is difficult to hear about the commonplace. To complicate matters, what architects say and what they do are often 2 very different systems.

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Dana Cuff is an American architecture theorist, professor, and founding director of cityLAB at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She received her P. in Architecture from University of California, Berkeley and her . Psychology and Design from University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of books including Fast Forward Urbanism (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011) and The Provisional City (MIT Press, 2000).