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X-Ray Architecture


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BEATRIZ COLOMINA is founding director of the program in Media and Modernity at Princeton University and Professor in the School of Architecture. She has written extensively on the inter- relationships between architecture, art, media, sexuality, and health.


A new theory of architecture is on the horizon.--Ashley Simone "Bomb"
After years of research, the book by Beatriz Colomina explores the impact of medical theories and diagnostic technologies on the formation, representation and reception of modern architecture--Elena Sommariva "Domus"
Beatriz Colomina is one of the most exciting voices in architecture, bringing her unfailing canny perspective to topics as broad as Playboy, domesticity, the bed, and even what it means to be human--AD EditorialTeam "ArchDaily"
You don't have to be passionate about architecture to be engrossed in this book. The text is witty, clear and packed with anecdotes. [...] In short, the book might be entertaining but it also does a great job at highlighting how the architectural discipline is capable of assimilating and reflecting changes in society.--Regine Debatty "We Make Money Not Art"
X-Ray Architecture, contends that the interrelated phenomena of the tuberculosis pandemic and the discovery of the X-ray were the progenitors of European Modernism and its exports. With a minimum of six feet distance between us, Colomina recounted the glossed-over history of glassy architecture as a cure-all.--Drew Zeiba "PIN-UP"

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