When aesthetics conflicts with economics: architecture's awkward relation to economic factors
Architecture has always been found in the space between its economic and cultural values. Unlike the visual and performing arts, literature and music, architecture's values are often seen to be compromised by, or contingent upon, forces outside of the discipline--property prices, real estate markets and the vicissitudes of economies. These intersections are especially conspicuous in architectural heritage where conflicts between values are most publicly contested.
Valuing Architecture brings together essays that tackle concrete cases, both historical and contemporary, to explore how the values of architecture intersect, and what is at stake for architecture in the economics of culture.
Contributors include: Daniel M. Abramson, Tom Brigden, Alex Brown, Amy Clarke, Wouter Davidts, Bart Decroos, Susan Holden, Jordan Kauffman, Hamish Lonergan, John Macarthur, Joanna Merwood-Salisbury, Ashley Paine, Anton Pereira, Andrea Phillips, Lara Schrijver, Ari Seligmann, Kirsty Volz and Rosemary Willink.