9781616897543-1616897546-Speaking of Buildings: Oral History in Architectural Research (collected essays by architectural scholars, architectural theory through oral history and spoken testimony)

Speaking of Buildings: Oral History in Architectural Research (collected essays by architectural scholars, architectural theory through oral history and spoken testimony)

ISBN-13: 9781616897543
ISBN-10: 1616897546
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Stead, Naomi
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Format: Paperback 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781616897543
ISBN-10: 1616897546
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Stead, Naomi
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Format: Paperback 320 pages

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Acknowledged authors Stead, Naomi wrote Speaking of Buildings: Oral History in Architectural Research (collected essays by architectural scholars, architectural theory through oral history and spoken testimony) comprising 320 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1616897546 and 9781616897543. Since then Speaking of Buildings: Oral History in Architectural Research (collected essays by architectural scholars, architectural theory through oral history and spoken testimony) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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By and large, architectural historians use texts, drawings, and photographs to craft their narratives. Oral testimony from those who actually occupy or construct buildings is rarely taken as seriously. Speaking of Buildings offers a rebuttal, theorizing the radical potential of a methodology that has historically been cast as unreliable. Essays by an international group of scholars look at varied topics, from the role of gossip in undermining masculine narratives in architecture to workers' accounts of building with cement in midcentury London to a sound art piece created by oral testimonies from Los Angeles public housing residents. In sum, the authors call for a renewed form of listening to enrich our understanding of what buildings are, what they do, and what they mean to people.

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