The dialectics of appropriation

Brooker, Graeme (2016) The dialectics of appropriation. In: The Interior Architecture Theory Reader. Routledge, London:New York. . [Book Section] (Accepted/In press)


Fundamental to the history, theory, processes and practices of making an interior space is the comprehension of appropriation and of reuse. Whether a space is yet to be built, or whether an interior will be placed in an already existing ancient or modern building, the design of the interior is reliant upon the understanding of the patterns and forms of a given outline, or of a found site. The processes of making sense of what is extant, and how it will be utilised, requires a very particular sensibility: one that is predisposed to working on-site and one that is concerned with a multiplicity of processes of reuse and of appropriation. These processes form the basis of the interior sensibility: a predilection for the extant, and a profound curiosity for working with what is already there.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords (uncontrolled): interior architecture design dialectics appropriation
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Item ID: 15989
Depositing User: Graeme Brooker
Date Deposited: 14 May 2015 09:48
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:34

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