The Place of Silence: Architecture/Media/Philosophy

Mark Dorrian (Editor), Christos Kakalis (Editor)

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The Place of Silence explores the poetics and politics of silence. Bringing together contributions by both internationally recognized and emerging scholars in architecture and the humanities, the book examines diverse practices, affects, politics and cultural meanings of silence, silent places and silent buildings in historical and contemporary contexts.

What counts as silence in specific situations is highly relative, and the term itself carries complex and varied significations which make it a revealing field of study. Chapters explore a range of themes across a variety of case studies and media, from cultural practices of silence and modes to listening; through materialisations of silence and designed silent spaces; to the forced silences of oppression, catastrophe, or technological breakdown. The book unfolds a rich and complementary array of perspectives which address – primarily through the lens of architecture and place – questions of sound, atmosphere, and experience, together building a volume which will form the key scholarly resource on architecture and silence.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
ISBN (Electronic)9781350076600
ISBN (Print)9781350076594
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2020


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