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Leave a comment Architectural historian Beatriz Colomina wants to know what people get up to in bed — it will affect the way we design cities in the future, she says. The combination of smart-phone technology, the flexible and untethered nature of work, the sharing economy, and the rise of co-living has given the "horizontal architecture" of the bed a new significance, she claims. The "horizontal architecture" of the bed has a new significance in the digital age, says Beatriz Colomina. Photograph is by Daria Scagliola "Our cities should already be changing," she said. In medieval times people used to sleep in stages, waking up in the middle of the night to be productive, both in work and sex. It was industrialisation that led to a schedule of eight hours sleep, and a more rigid separation between work, leisure and sleep.

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Endorsements With her investigation of the apparent contradiction between the realms of intimate life at home and public communication, Beatriz Colomina shapes a fresh interpretation of the design strategies of Loos and Le Corbusier.

Photography appears here not only as an instrument of mere documentation, but as a potent tool used in the first third of the century by these revolutionary architects in shaping the reading of new domestic space.

Colomina skillfully unveils the opening scene of an architectural epic based on public seduction strategies and private spatial intrigues. As the book progresses, the entire structure that organizes the diffusion of the commonplace of modern architecture is gradually unfolded until we are presented with a reading that is both critical and highly innovative.

To think architecture as hovering between the question of space and the question of representation—to think architecture in its rich and multiple forms of materiality—is one of the crucial incitements of this book. Strongly recommended for anyone who wants to rethink and positively question common assumptions about modernist architecture. She perceptively recognizes the interaction between the image of the city and the culture of images.

Her book shows that modern architecture can only be understood when read in conjuction with photography, film, publicity, fashion, and other forms of visual display. Looking at architecture through the lens of the mass media, Colomina entrusts architecture criticism with a wonderfully mobile, cinematic outlook. She inventively turns the tools of film theory, theroies of gaze and spectatorship, towards an understanding of architectural space.

In doing so, the author gives space to gender issues. This important book knows that theorizing architecture involves addressing the housing of gender. It is a pleasure to read such a book.

As with the subject matter of modern art, the peripheral turns out to be the central.

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But this would presumably have been too literal a project for the theorists gathered. The approaches taken by the authors are also widely divergent. Yet most of the articles, despite their apparent divergence of subject, are united by theoretical protocols as well as by the central concern of the book as a whole, which is not eroticism but gender, and not architecture but space in a variety of manifestations, many of them historical. The main uniting factor is psychoanalytic theory. The material throughout is rich and detailed. Beatriz Colomina contributes an analysis of representations of house designs, particularly interiors, by Adolf Loos and Le Corbusier.

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Endorsements With her investigation of the apparent contradiction between the realms of intimate life at home and public communication, Beatriz Colomina shapes a fresh interpretation of the design strategies of Loos and Le Corbusier. Photography appears here not only as an instrument of mere documentation, but as a potent tool used in the first third of the century by these revolutionary architects in shaping the reading of new domestic space. Colomina skillfully unveils the opening scene of an architectural epic based on public seduction strategies and private spatial intrigues. As the book progresses, the entire structure that organizes the diffusion of the commonplace of modern architecture is gradually unfolded until we are presented with a reading that is both critical and highly innovative. To think architecture as hovering between the question of space and the question of representation—to think architecture in its rich and multiple forms of materiality—is one of the crucial incitements of this book. Strongly recommended for anyone who wants to rethink and positively question common assumptions about modernist architecture. She perceptively recognizes the interaction between the image of the city and the culture of images.

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