Architecture Theory Since 1968

fac_pub_hays_architecture_theory_1968Recent architecture has notoriously been interpreted according to theoretical categories, from such blunt oppositions as white versus grey, or rationalist versus historicist, to more sophisticated and ariticulate-isms. Architecture theory has, since 1968, all but displaced traditional architectural criticism and has heavily influenced architectural history. Its relationship to design practice has been controversial but undeniable.

Architecture Theory since 1968 is the first comprehensive historical account of the emergence of architecture theory and the most authoritative treatment of the subject. This anthology presents forty-eight of the primary texts of architecture theory and introduces each with an explication of the concepts and categories necessary for their understanding and evaluation. It also presents twelve documents of projects or events that had major theoretical repercussions during the period. It is by far the most complete representation of recent architecture theory available, including several essays never before available in English.

MIT Press