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Easterling, Keller 1959-

Works: 54 works in 161 publications in 2 languages and 3,418 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Fiction  Documentary films  Lectures  Nonfiction films  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Interviewee, wat, Other, Editor, Thesis advisor, Author of introduction, wpr
Classifications: NA735.S44, 720.103
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Keller Easterling
Most widely held works by Keller Easterling
Organization space : landscapes, highways, and houses in America by Keller Easterling( )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,399 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
Seaside : making a town in America by David Mohney( Book )

16 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrastatecraft : the power of infrastructure space by Keller Easterling( Book )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 429 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"--
Enduring innocence : global architecture and its political masquerades by Keller Easterling( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 367 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
American town plans : a comparative time line by Keller Easterling( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subtraction by Keller Easterling( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 86 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
Products for organising by Simon Denny( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Floor by Keller Easterling( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Call it home : the house that private enterprise built( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 43 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
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 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equal parts Borges, Burroughs, Baudrillard, and Black Ops, Dispute Plan to Prevent Future Luxury Constitution charts a treacherous landscape filled with paranoid master plans, failed schemes, and dubious histories. Benjamin H. Bratton’s kaleidoscopic theory-fiction links the utopian fantasies of political violence with the equally utopian programs of security and control. Both rely on all manner of doubles, models, gimmicks, ruses, prototypes, and shock-and-awe campaigns to realize their propagandas of the deed, threat, and image. Blurring reality and delusion, they collaborate on a literally psychotic politics of architecture. The cast of characters in this ensemble drama of righteous desperation and tactical trickery shuttle between fact and speculation, action and script, flesh and symbol, death and philosophy: insect urbanists, seditious masquerades, epistolary ideologues, distant dissimulations, carnivorous installations, forgotten footage, branded revolts, imploding skyscrapers, sentimental memorials, ad-hoc bunkers, sacred hijackings, vampire safe-houses, suburban enclaves, big-time proposals, ambient security protocols, disputed borders-of-convenience, empty research campuses, and robotic surgery. In this mosaic we glimpse a future city built with designed violence and the violence of design. As one ratifies the other, the exception becomes the ruler
Critical prison design : Mas d'Enric penitentiary by AiB arquitectes + Estudi PSP Arquitectura by Roger Paez( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 26 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
Local code : 3,659 proposals about data, design & the nature of cities by Nicholas De Monchaux( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Praised in the New York Times for its "intelligent enquiry and actionable theorizing," Local Code: Real Estates is a collection of software tools, design proposals, and theoretical arguments about the future of urban infrastructure and architecture. Local Code combines drawings of over five thousand digitally designed and networked microinterventions for vacant lots in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York in the United States, as well as Venice, Italy, with theoretical essays and information graphics. The book's data-driven layout presents a complex, elegant interface to myriad possible future urban landscapes. Local Code presents a digitally driven, networked approach to urban resilience and environmental justice, and argues that we have just begun to discover the full possibilities of computing and design"--Résumé de l'éditeur
Elements of architecture : 14. International Architecture Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia ; [a series of 15 books accompanying the exhibition Elements of Architecture at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale] by Rem Koolhaas( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Floors are studied, analyzed, and cataloged by means of an endless variety of visual references, from ancient times to modern developments
Situating by Architectural League of New York( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 11 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
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 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empower! Essays on the Political Economy of Urban Form - Vol. 3( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 9 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 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of architecture by Rem Koolhaas( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of Architecture' focuses on the fragments of the rich and complex architectural collage. Window, facade, balcony, corridor, fireplace, stair, escalator, elevator: The book seeks to excavate the micro-narratives of building detail. The result is no single history, but rather the web of origins, contaminations, similarities, and differences in architectural evolution, including the influence of technological advances, climactic adaptation, political calculation, economic contexts, regulatory requirements, and new digital regimes
The next economy : IABR 2016 by International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suspension : (fig. 47a - 33-8. fig) by Jordan Crandall( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Keller Easterling Amerikaans architecte

Κέλερ Ίστερλινγκ

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