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ARCHITECTURAL THEORY FORMATION THROUGH APPROPRIATION

ARCHITECTURAL THEORY FORMATION THROUGH APPROPRIATION In recent years it has been tacitly accepted that architects appropriate concepts from other disciplines for use in the formation of theories of architecture. Yet while this epistemological operation is widely, if somewhat uncritically, recognised there is little consensus over the reasons why architects appropriate concepts and whether or not such actions are able to fulfil these architects' aims. This paper analyses recent descriptions of theory formation, through appropriation, in architecture for the purposes of determining motives and efficacy. Specifically it identifies and categorises a range of motives for appropriation and considers reasons why such actions may, or may not be useful. In this way it formalises what is known (or thought) about this process of architectural theory formation without criticising any particular model. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architectural Theory Review Taylor & Francis

ARCHITECTURAL THEORY FORMATION THROUGH APPROPRIATION

Architectural Theory Review , Volume 4 (2): 19 – Nov 1, 1999
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Taylor & Francis
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ISSN
1755-0475
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1326-4826
DOI
10.1080/13264829909478370
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Abstract

In recent years it has been tacitly accepted that architects appropriate concepts from other disciplines for use in the formation of theories of architecture. Yet while this epistemological operation is widely, if somewhat uncritically, recognised there is little consensus over the reasons why architects appropriate concepts and whether or not such actions are able to fulfil these architects' aims. This paper analyses recent descriptions of theory formation, through appropriation, in architecture for the purposes of determining motives and efficacy. Specifically it identifies and categorises a range of motives for appropriation and considers reasons why such actions may, or may not be useful. In this way it formalises what is known (or thought) about this process of architectural theory formation without criticising any particular model.

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Architectural Theory ReviewTaylor & Francis

Published: Nov 1, 1999

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