Elements of Architecture: Assembling archaeology, atmosphere and the performance of building spaces

Mikkel Bille (Editor), Tim Flohr Sørensen (Editor)

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Elements of Architecture explores new ways of engaging architecture in archaeology. It conceives of architecture both as the physical evidence of past societies and as existing beyond the physical environment, considering how people in the past have not just dwelled in buildings but have existed within them. The book engages with the meeting point between these two perspectives. For although archaeologists must deal with the presence and absence of physicality as a discipline, which studies humans through things, to understand humans they must also address the performances, as well as temporal and affective impacts, of these material remains. The contributions in this volume investigate the way time, performance and movement, both physically and emotionally, are central aspects of understanding architectural assemblages. It is a book about the constellations of people, places and things that emerge and dissolve as affective, mobile, performative and temporal engagements.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages444
ISBN (Print) 9781138775411
ISBN (Electronic)9781315641171
Publication statusPublished - 2016
SeriesArchaeological Orientations

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