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James J. Gibson

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The Tectonic Sensibility

One of the problems that haunts any discussion of tectonics in architecture (typically defined as the raising of construction to an art form) is that it can often seem like an obvious fallacy is being committed, broadly of the pars pro toto variety. If we become too fixated on the fabric of the building as … Continue reading

Making Sense in the Mid-Lands

In a recent lecture at the University of Nottingham, David Leatherbarrow (University of Pennsylvania) set out what might be called – in an echo of his Philadelphia neighbours Robert Venturi and Denise Scott-Brown – a ‘gentle manifesto’ for a not-too-complex-but-just-a-little-bit-contradictory approach to contemporary design. [1] In a typically precise and measured delivery, and in language … Continue reading

Latest Book

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MACLEOD, S, AUSTIN, T, HALE, J and HO, O, eds., The Future of Museum and Gallery Design: Purpose Process Perception. Abingdon: Routledge 2018.

Latest Article

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HALE, J., "Buildings as Objects and Buildings as ‘Tool-Beings’," in BEDFORD, J., ed., Is There an Object-Oriented Architecture: Engaging Graham Harman, London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.

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