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Easterling, Keller 1959-

Works: 33 works in 98 publications in 4 languages and 2,861 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Documentary films  Fiction  Interviews  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Thesis advisor, Other
Classifications: NA735.S44, 720.975941
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Keller Easterling
Most widely held works by Keller Easterling
Seaside : making a town in America by David Mohney( Book )

12 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organization space : landscapes, highways, and houses in America by Keller Easterling( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The dominant architectures in our culture of development consist of generic protocols for building offices, airports, highways, and houses. For Keller Easterling, these organizational formats are not merely the context of design efforts - they are the design. Bridging the theoretical gap between architecture and infrastructure, Easterling views architecture as part of an ecology of interrelationships and linkages, and she treats the expression of organizational character as part of the architectural endeavor." "By showing the reciprocal relations between systems of thinking and modes of designing, Easterling establishes unexpected congruencies between natural and built environments, virtual and physical systems, highway and communication networks, and corporate and spatial organizations. She frames her unconventional notion of site not in terms of singular entities, but in terms of relationships between multiple sites that are both individually and collectively adjustable."--Jacket
Enduring innocence : global architecture and its political masquerades by Keller Easterling( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Enduring Innocence, Keller Easterling tells the stories of outlaw "spatial products"--Resorts, information technology campuses, retail chains, golf courses, ports, and other hybrid spaces that exist outside normal constituencies and jurisdictions - in difficult political situations around the world. These spaces - familiar commercial formulas of retail, business, and trade - aspire to be worlds unto themselves, self-reflexive and innocent of politics. But as Easterling shows, these enclaves can become political pawns and objects of contention. Jurisdictionally ambiguous, they are imbued with myths, desires, and symbolic capital. Their hilarious and dangerous masquerades often mix quite easily with the cunning of political platforms. Easterling argues that the study of such "real estate cocktails" provides vivid evidence of the market's weakness, resilience, or violence." "Enduring Innocence collects six stories of spatial products and their political predicaments: cruise ship tourism in North Korea; high-tech agricultural formations in Spain (which have reignited labor wars and piracy in the Mediterranean); hyperbolic forms of sovereignty in commercial and spiritual organizations shared by gurus and golf celebrities; automated global ports; microwave urbanism in South Asian IT enclaves; and the global industry of building demolition that suggests urban warfare. These regimes of nonnational sovereignty, writes Easterling, "move around the world like weather fronts"; she focuses not on their blending - their global connectivity - but on their segregation and the cultural collisions that ensue."--Jacket
Extrastatecraft : the power of infrastructure space by Keller Easterling( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Infrastructure is not only the underground pipes and wires that control our cities but also the hidden rules for structuring the spaces all around us--free trade zones, smart cities, suburbs and malls. Extrastatecraft charts the rise of the hidden rules that control this "infrastructure space," and shows how it is creating new forms of power, beyond the reach of government. In a series of fascinating case studies, Easterling visits fields of infrastructure with the greatest impact on our world-- tracking everything from standards for the thinness of credit cards, to the urbanism of mobile telephony as the world's largest shared platform, to the rules for the free zone as the most contagious new world city paradigm. In conclusion, she proposes some unexpected techniques for resisting power in a contemporary world"--
American town plans : a comparative time line by Keller Easterling( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subtraction by Keller Easterling( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unbuilding is the other half of building. Buildings, treated as currency, rapidly inflate and deflate in volatile financial markets. Cities expand and shrink; whether through the violence of planning utopias or war, they are also targets of urbicide. Repeatable spatial products quickly make new construction obsolete; the powerful bulldoze the disenfranchised; buildings can radiate negative real estate values and cause their surroundings to topple to the ground. Demolition has even become a spectacular entertainment. Keller Easterling's volume in the 'Critical Spatial Practice' series analyzes the urgency of building subtraction. Often treated as failure or loss, subtraction - when accepted as part of an exchange - can be growth. All over the world, sprawl and overdevelopment have attracted distended or failed markets and exhausted special landscapes. However, in failure, buildings can create their own alternative markets of durable spatial variables that can be managed and traded by citizens and cities rather than the global financial industry
Call it home the house that private enterprise built( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pictorial history of suburban development planned by developers, government agencies and savings and loan companies. Begins at the time of the Depression (1929-1940) and concludes with the 1960's. Includes garden cities and Levittowns and financial, real estate and building industries. Maps show racial segregation. Depicts the mutual influence of highways and urban sprawl. And ends with interior design and furnishings, particularly kitchens
Floor by Keller Easterling( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical prison design : Mas d'Enric penitentiary by AiB arquitectes + Estudi PSP Arquitectura by Roger Paez( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The newly built Mas d'Enric penitentiary sparks a series of reflections on architecture's role in the problematic subject of prison design. The prison is an uncomfortable institution and its architecture is often subjugated to technocratic criteria. This servility forces the prison out of the socio-cultural realm where it belongs, thus erasing it from public discourse. 'Mas d'Enric' is a new penitentiary that overturns preconceptions and posits architecture as a medium to critically rethink contemporary prison buildings. The discussion is enriched by contributions from a number of influential architects and architectural theorists, and is complemented by original work in film, photography, literature, sculpture and visual arts
Elements [of Architecture] : [a series of 15 books accompanying the exhibition Elements of Architecture at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale]( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements by Rem Koolhaas( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture is a strange mixture of persistence and flux, an amalgamation of elements -- some that have been around for over 5,000 years and others that were (re)invented yesterday. The fact that these elements change independently of each other, according to different cycles and economies, and for different reasons, turns each building into a complex collage of the archaic and the current, the site-specific and the standard, mechanical smoothness and the spontaneous. Only by looking at the elements under a wide lens can we recognize the cultural preferences, forgotten symbolism, technological advances, mutations triggered by intensifying global exchange, climatic adaptions, political calculations, regulatory requirements, new digital regimes, and, somewhere in the mix -- the ideas of the architect that constitute the practice of architecture today. A collection of these essential elements into 15 books in a package launched at the 2014 Venice Biennale that allows us to look through a microscope at the real fundamentals of our buildings and see again the essential design techniques used by any architect, anywhere, anytime
Situating( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The work by the six young architectural practices presented here offers myriad responses to contemporary site conditions, including poisoned soil, dead malls, abandoned freight containers, and industrial infrastructure. The projects also embrace new design methods and materials enabled by emerging technologies. The seventh in an annual series of publications, Situating reveals the ideals of young practices addressing a redefined and dynamic concept of site and demonstrates design methodologies that reimagine the role of the architect."--Jacket
Empower! Essays on the Political Economy of Urban Form - Vol. 3( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Products for organising by Simon Denny( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin H. Bratton : dispute plan to prevent future luxury constitution by Benjamin H Bratton( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You are the city : observation, organization, and transformation of urban settings by Petra Kempf( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cities are hybrid entities based on multilayered and sometimes contradictory organizing principles. As complex networks of geographic, economic, political and cultural segments, they are caught up in a constant process of differentiation. How are we to understand such dynamic processes, especially the complex connections between individuals, whose movements and interactions leave traces in the urban landscape? This publication offers architects, urban planners and general readers interested in city design and growth a novel approach, a mapping tool that creates a framework for understanding the continually changing configuration of the city. With transparent slides, the tool allows one to superimpose various realities like layers and build new urban connections. It invites readers in short to immerse themselves in the complexity of our cities
Suspension : (fig. 47a - 33-8. fig) by Jordan Crandall( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The action is the form : Victor Hugo's TED talk by Keller Easterling( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promiscuous encounters( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrastatecraft by Keller Easterling( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Seaside : making a town in America
Alternative Names
Keller Easterling American architect, urbanist, writer, and teacher

Keller Easterling Amerikaans architecte

Organization space : landscapes, highways, and houses in AmericaEnduring innocence : global architecture and its political masqueradesSituatingYou are the city : observation, organization, and transformation of urban settings