The “Bread & Butter” of Architecture:
Investigating Everyday Practices
Nelson Mota & Ricardo Agarez (Eds.)
The focus on star architects in contemporary Western architecture has marginalized the role of everyday practitioners and others who play vital roles in the field of architecture today. Footprint 17 addresses the architectural production of those in inconspicuous offices and unexciting departments who contribute their insights and experience to the making of architecture, the formulation of architectural history, and the politics of architectural design and theory. Footprint 17 explores the intellectual frameworks, didactic practices, research methods and analytical instruments that develop the disciplinary focus beyond the work of the “prime mover,” and the relevance of salaried architects and institutional agencies in shaping the spatial and social practices of the everyday. Essays by Ricardo Agarez, Nelson Mota (editors), Nick Beech, Amir Djalali, Andri Gerber, Ellen Rowley, Tim Gough, Elizabeth Keslacy; visual essay by João Paulo Martins, Sofia Diniz and reviews by Karen Lisa Burns, Justine Clark, Jullie Willis, Tahl Kaminer and Javier Arpa.
Softcover / 7 ½ x 10 ¼ in.
184 pp / 62 b&w
Retail Price: $36.00
DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, THE NETHERLANDS