Spatialities (Book)

The Geographies of Art and Architecture

Spatialities: The Geographies of Art and Architecture draws on a distinguished panel of artists, cultural theorists, architects and geographers to offer a nuanced conceptual framework for understanding the ever-evolving spatial orderings that materially constitute our world. With chapters covering a wide range of topics, including the interstitial, the liminal and the relational processes of networks, accumulations and assemblage as possibilities for spatial reflection, this volume shows space to be less a defining category and more an abstract terrain whose boundaries may be continually probed and contested.

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Judith Rugg is a reader in critical and cultural theory at the University for the Creative Arts at Canterbury and the author of Exploring Site-Specific Art: Issues of Space and Internationalism.

Craig Martin is a senior lecturer in cultural studies at the University for the Creative Arts at Farnham.

INTRODUCTION – Judith Rugg
 
PART I: TIME, LANDSCAPE AND ERODED SPACE 
 
Chapter 1: Unfolding Time: Landscapes, Seascapes and the Aesthetics of Transmission – Susan Collins
 
Chapter 2: Timespaces in the Debris of Globalization – Mike Crang
 
Chapter 3: Materiality, Time and the City: The Multiple Temporalities of Building Stone – Tim Edensor
 
PART II: RELATIONAL CONFIGURATIONS 
 
Chapter 4: Shifting Topographies: Sound and The Fragmented Orchestra – Jane Grant and John Matthias
 
Chapter 5: Ergin Çavu!o"lu and the Art of Betweenness – Tim Cresswell
 
Chapter 6: Daniel Buren’s Theoretical Practice – Dominic Rahtz
 
Chapter 7: Smuggler-Objects: The Material Culture of Alternative Mobilities – Craig Martin
 
PART III: PROJECTED UTOPIAS 
 
Chapter 8: The Cruel Dialectic: On the Work of Nils Norman – T. J. Demos
 
Chapter 9: Layla Curtis’s Traceurs: To Trace, to Draw, to Go Fast – Richard Grayson
 
Chapter 10: Oblique Angles: Nonsuch and Nonnianus: A Conversation between
Steff Klenz, Jennifer Thatcher, Jeremy Till and Jean Wainwright
 
Chapter 11: From the Melancholy Fragment to the Colour of Utopia: Excess and Representation in Modernist Architectural Photography – Nigel Green
 
PART IV: DISRUPTED CONCEPTS OF ‘HOME’ 
 
Chapter 12: The Barbican: Living in an Airport without the Fear of Departure – Judith Rugg
 
Chapter 13: Defining Space — Making Space and Telling Stories: Homes Made by Amateurs – Roni Brown
 
Chapter 14: Remains – Lucy Harrison

'This reader explores qualitative geography as manifested in art and architecture. A summary of the book’s appeal is found in the editor’s introduction: ‘The book’s range of disciplinary perspectives offers different approaches through which to consider the critical aspects of space and its span incorporates contemplative and academic strategies as well as conversations and reflections on practice’. The chapter authors include an equal number of artists and art or cultural historians, several geographers, and an architect, most active in the United Kingdom.[…] The collection likely will find an appreciative audience in upper-level and graduate courses in art and architecture curricula.' – Katherine Cowan, Senior Reference Librarian, Decker Library, Maryland Institute College of Art

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