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Kai Horstmannshoff 
The Loop 
Chicago Architecture and the Social Imaginary

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The Loop: Chicago Architecture and the Social Imaginary discusses the social function of architecture. Through close readings of skyscrapers, opera houses and urban parks in Chicago, Kai Horstmannshoff develops a theoretical framework that allows his readers to understand architectural styles as concrete expressions of historically shifting conceptions of the human, matter, space and time. As such, the book appeals to both a general public interested in exploring what architecture means, and experts working in the fields of aesthetic theory, art history and cultural studies.
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Kai Horstmannshoff (Ph D) studied American Studies, Art History, and philosophy at FU Berlin, UC Berkeley, and at the University of Oxford. His work explores the intersection of aesthetic and social theory.
Language English ● Format PDF ● Pages 300 ● ISBN 9783839440223 ● Publisher transcript Verlag ● City Bielefeld ● Country DE ● Published 2025 ● Edition 1 ● Downloadable 24 months ● Currency EUR ● ID 6406003 ● Copy protection Social DRM

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