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Critique of Architecture

Critique of Architecture: Essays on Autonomy, Theory and Political Economy
Author: Douglas Spencer
Published: Birkhäuser 2021

Critique of Architecture offers a renewed and radical theorisation of the relations between capital and architecture. It explicates the theoretical gymnastics through which architecture legitimates its services to neoliberalism, examines the discipline’s production of platforms for happily compliant consumers, and challenges its entrepreneurial self-image. Critique of Architecture also addresses the discourse of architectural autonomy, analyses the post-political turns of contemporary architecture theory, and reckons with the legacies and limitations of critical theory.

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