AAAAARG.ORG – Arkiv for teoretisk litteratur

“AAAAARG is a conversation platform – at different times it performs as a school, or a reading group, or a journal. AAAARG was created with the intention of developing critical discourse outside of an institutional framework. But rather than thinking of it like a new building, imagine scaffolding that attaches onto existing buildings and creates new architectures between them.”

Det er snart 3 år siden at jeg første gang skrev om “læsegruppen” – et forum for personer med indgående lyst og kendskab til teoretisk litteratur. Når først man er registreret har man adgang til et, efterhånden, veludbygget bibliotek af publikationer som allesammen kan downloades. skiftede i 2010 navn til og efterfølgende til Men jeg behøves vist ikke forklare hvorfor.

Udover at du kan søge i arkivet, så er der også oprettet hundredevis af ‘læselister’ – nedenfor har jeg indsat en enkelt af læselisterne der er tagget ‘arkitektur’. Der er generelt et en del trafik på sitet og hvis er interesseret så kan du f.eks. følge deres facebook site (med ca. 5.800 tilhængere)




Ross Adams [x] Longing for a greener present: Neoliberalism and the eco-city Radical Philosophy 163 September/October 2010
Theodor Adorno [x] Aesthetic Theory Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory
Giorgio Agamben [x] What Is an Apparatus? Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2009
Stan Allen[x] Artificial Ecologies Allen considering MVRDV ecological
Arjun Appadurai [x] Arjun Appadurai Essay Collection Arjun Appadurai Essay Collection – 47 Essays
Pier Vittorio Aureli [x] The Project of Autonomy: Politics and Architecture Within and Against Capitalism
Pier Vittorio Aureli traces the influence of autonomia on architectural thinking


Gaston Bachelard [x] The Poetics of Space (book)
Gaston Bachelard – The Poetics of Space [x] The Poetics of Space (Nests) Excerpt only
Walter Behrendt [x] The Victory of the New Building Style Canonical history on modern architecture
Andrew BENJAMIN and Charles RICE [x] Walter Benjamin and the Architecture of Modernity “… an indispensable supplement to the work of Walter Benjamin, as well as providing a guide to some of the obscurities of our own present”
Walter Benjamin [x] A Berlin Chronicle as it appears in volume 2 of Selected Writings.
Barry Blesser and Linda-Ruth Salter [x] Spaces Speak, Are You Listening? Experiencing Aural Architecture
The book is based on the work of thousands of scientists, engineers, architects, scholars, and researchers who created the foundations
Yve-Alain Bois [x] Formless: A User’s Guide this sucker’s out of print
Iain Borden [x] A Performative Critique of the American City: The Urban Practice of Skateboarding skateboarding, performativity, urban realm, architecture, body
[x] Another pavement, another beach:Skateboarding and performative critique of architecture
skateboarding, performativity, urban realm, architecture, body
Carol A. Breckenridge [x] Consuming Modernity: Public Culture in a South Asian World
Our assumption is that modernity is today a global experience (even if the term modernity is, in some sense, a category of Western history)
Giuliana Bruno [x] Public Intimacy: Architecture and the Visual_Arts Book: on architecture, cinema and arts
Ian Buchanan and Gregg Lambert [x] Deleuze and Space Edited collection on space and geography


Massimo Cacciari [x] Architecture & Nihilism: On the Philosophy of Modern Architecture
‘A nihilist is a man who judges of the world as it is that it ought not to be, and of the world as it ought to be that it does not exist.’
Bernard Cache [x] Earth Moves pg 88-98
Albert Camus [x] An Absurd Reasoning An Absurd book
Mario Carpo [x] Tempest in a Teapot
Log, No. 6 (Fall, 2005), pp. 99-106 [x] Theory, Interdisciplinarity, and Methodological Eclecticism
JSAH 64:4, December 2005


Dadaists [x] Dada Magazine: No 1 July 1917 Dada magazine
Manuel De Landa [x] Deleuze and the use of the Genetic Algorithm in Architecture in: Leach, Neil (ed.), Designing for a Digital World
Michiel Dehaene and Lieven De Cauter [x] Heterotopia and the City Public Space in a post-civil society
Manuel DeLanda [x] Material Evolvability and Variability a short DeLanda essay appeared on “The Architecture of Variation” edited by Lars Spuybroek
Kim Dovey [x] Framing Places; Mediating Power in Built Form Framing Places investigates how the built forms of architecture and urban design act as mediators of social practices of power.


Keller Easterling [x] Organization space: landscapes, highways, and houses in America
Organization space: landscapes, highways, and houses in America by Keller Easterling
Perspecta 42 Editors [x] New Monumentality: Architecture and Public Space New Monumentality: Architecture and Public Space
Carl Einstein [x] Bebuquin: Die Dilettanten des Wunders Book: the absolute prose of Carl Einstein (German) (Repost)
Peter Eisenman [x] Aldo Rossi – The Architecture of the City – Introduction Peter Eisenman’s introduction to Aldo Rossi’s The Architecture of the City [x] The Futility of Objects: decomposition and the processes of difference From Harvard Architecture Review (1984) with Daniel Libeskind introduction


Werner Fenz and Maria-Regina Kecht [x] The Monument Is Invisible, the Sign Visible October Vol. 48, Spring 1989, pp.75-78
Finbarr B. Flood [x] Refiguring iconoclasm in the early Indian mosque A critical study on naturalized notions of Islamic aniconism.
Out of Site: A Social Criticism of Architecture (1991) [x] Towards a Critical Regionalism: Six Points for an Architecture of Resistance The Anti-Aesthetic: Essays in Post Modern Culture
R Buckminster Fuller [x] Universal Architecture Universal Architecture, in Ulrich Conrads, Programs and Manifestos on 20th-Century Architecture


mike gane [x] Paul Virilio’s Bunker Theorizing relates to Virilio’s Bunker Archeology, recently uploaded
Madeline & Shusaku Gins & Arakawa [x] Architecture Against Death complete book with pics by contemporary artists arakawa and gins
Malcolm Gladwell [x] Outliers What about those special people who are outside of the mean?
Nathan Glazer [x] What Happened to the Social Agenda  Leading modernist architects once wanted to improve the lives of everyday people; now they hope to astonish and amuse their elite clients.
Benoit Goetz [x] Dislocation: Architecture et Philosophie phenomenology of architecture drawing on Jean-Luc Nancy
Paul Goodman and Percival Goodman [x] Communitas: Ways of Livelihood and Means of Life Brilliant anarchist analysis of urban planning and architecture
Derek Gregory [x] The Black Flag: Guantanamo Bay and the Space of Exception
Examination of the spatial/colonial architectures of Guantanamo Bay in light of Agamben’s notion of the Exception.
Vittorio Gregotti [x] On Modification On Modification from “Inside Architecture”, 4pgs
Elizabeth Grosz [x] Chaos, Territory, Art. Deleuze and the Framing of the Earth This paper is about the ontology, the materiality and logical structure of art.


Sabine Hake [x] Visualizing the Urban Masses – Visualizing the City The use of photography in constructing the image of the city during the Weimar period.
Beatrice Hanssen [x] Walter Benjamin and The Arcades Project book of essays
Gevork Hartoonian [x] The Crisis of the Object Book: on object and architecture
K. Michael Hays [x] Architecture Theory Since 1968 Compendium of architecture theory 1968-late 1990s
Hilde Heynen [x] Architecture and Modernity architecture and modernity interactions
Jonathan Hill [x] Actions of Architecture: Architects and Creative Users institution, creative user, reader, viewer [x] Immaterial Architecture Book advocates an architecture that fuses the immaterial and the material and challenging preconceptions about its practice, purpose, matter
Lorens Holm [x] Glimpsing the Real in Architecture, or The Sun Always Rises Glimpsing the Real in Architecture, or The Sun Always Rises


Augustin Ioan [x] Theory of architecture What is it? what is it good for?
Luce Irigaray [x] Irigaray for Architects The third title in the Thinkers for Architects series examines the relevance of Luce Irigaray’s work for architecture.


Fredric Jameson [x] Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism 1991 book on culture in age of late capitalism


Rem Koolhaas [x] Bigness from S,M,L,XL [x] bigness From S,M,L,XL [x] The Generic City from S,M,L,XL


Léopold Lambert [x] Weaponized Architecture: The Impossibility of Innocence The impossibility of Innocence is an examination of the inherent instrumentalization of architecture as a political weapon.
David Lapoujade [x] Gilles Deleuze. Morceaux choisis Collection of quotations, in french
Bruno Latour and Albena Yaneva [x] “Give me a gun and I will make all buildings move”: an ANT’s view of architecture an Actor-Network Theory’s view of architecture
Bryan Lawson [x] The Language of Space Book: architectural psychology
Le Corbusier [x] When the Cathedrals Were White (Quand les cathedrals etaient blanches)
Neil Leach [x] Rethinking Architecture  Rethinking Architecture edited by Neil Leach
Darian Leader [x] Introducing Lacan Graphic/Comic intro to Lacan – pretty solid
David Leatherbarrow [x] Materials Matter Ch. 3 from Architecture Oriented Otherwise
Tor Lindstrand [x] Express Yourself Architecture as an expanding field and as alternative culture.
Adolf Loos [x] Ornament and Crime Ornament and Crime ~ Adolf Loos


Fumihiko Maki [x] Nurturing Dreams: Collected Essays on Architecture and the City Nurturing Dreams: Collected Essays on Architecture and the City
Katy McCormick [x] Event Cities: Architecture as Performance on photograpy and architecture
Christopher Michlig [x] Monumental Gift Monument as gift
Malcolm Miles [x] Urban Avant-Gardes and Social Transformation; Art, Architecture and Change
Can art or architecture change the world? Is it possible, despite successive failures, to think of a new cultural avant-garde today?
Rafael Moneo [x] Aldo Rossi: The idea of architecture and the modena cemetary Aldo Rossi: The idea of architecture and the modena cemetary


Lise Nelson and Joni Seager [eds] [x] A Companion to Feminist Geography
situates feminist geography within the context of geographical thought and within interdisciplinary feminist debates
Christian Norberg-Schulz [x] Genius Loci (Towards a Phenomenology of Architecture)
Classic work on phenomenology


Erwin Panofsky [x] Perspective as Symbolic Form
A type of “archaeology” of Western representation
Shilpa Phadke, Shilpa Ranade, Sameera Khan [x] Why Loiter? Radical Possibilities for Gendered Dissent
Looks at why loitering is a politics of publicly visible dissent that might enhance women’s access to public space.
Pulska grupa [x] Katarina 06: opening of pula waterfront – part 1 Discourse against privatisation of waterfront with alternative projects designed by studnts of architecture. [x] Katarina 06: opening of pula waterfront – part 2 Discourse against privatisation of waterfront with alternative projects designed by studnts of architecture.


Paul Rabinow [x] French Modern Norms and Forms of the Social Environment A study of space, power and knowledge in France from the 1830s through the 1930s.
Bruno Reichlin [x] The pros and cons of the Horizontal Window: The Perret–Le Corbusier Controversy
The pros and cons of the Horizontal Window: The Perret–Le Corbusier Controversy
Jane Rendell and Iain Borden [x] InterSections: Architectural History and Critical Theory Examines the relationship between architectural history and critical theory
Alois Riegl [x] The Modern Cult of Monuments Art historian Riegl on the aesthetic of the Ruin Sue Roaf and 2 others [x] Adapting Building and Cities for Climate Change A 21th century survival guide
Aldo Rossi [x] A Scientific Autobiography “A Scientific Autobiography,” published by Oppositions Books. Postscript by Vincent Scully. Translation by Lawrence Venuti [x] The Architecture of the City Chapter 1 – The Structure of Urban Artifacts
Colin Rowe [x] Character and Composition; or Some Vicissitudes of Architectural Vocabulary in the Nineteenth Century [1974] , [x] Introduction in “Five Architects” Introduction in the book, “Five Architects,” which includes Eisenman, Graves, Gwathmey, Hejduk, and Meier.[x] the mathematics of the ideal villa
:: the mathematics of the ideal villa /Colin Rowe [x] The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa [1947]


Renata Salecl [x] (Per)Versions of Love and Hate Lacanian approach to film, art, politics
Adam Sharr [x] Heidegger’s Hut (2006) “Heidegger’s Hut is and is not a book about a hut…” [x] Heidegger’s Hut
(2006) “Heidegger’s Hut is and is not a book about a hut…”
Bob Sheil (guest-ed) and Helen Castle (ed) [x] Design Through Making (Architectural Design July / August 2005 Vol. 75 No. 4) This issue celebrates the re-emergence of making as a critical resource that will redefine architectural practices.
Stuart Sim [x] The Routledge Companion to Postmodernism Essays on postmodernism and philosophy, feminism, architecture, politics, art, cinema, etc
Paulette Singley [x] Eating Architecture Eating Architecture describes the fetish of materiality in architecture.
Alvaro Siza [x] Living A House & other short texts Living A House & other short texts from Alvaro Siza: Writings on Architecture
Robert Smithson [x] Ultramoderne Essay with illustrations from 1967.
Joanna Sofaer (ed) [x] Material Identities book
Robert (R.E.) Somol [x] All Systems GO!: The Terminal Nature of Contemporary Urbanism , [x] Green Dots
Couched as a campy primer for the pragmatic utopian approach to architecture, another episode in the critique of the critical.
Robert E. Somol [x] Dummy Text, or The Diagrammatic Basis of Contemporary Architecture Also appears as Preface in Peter Eisenman’s Diagram Diaries
Douglas Spencer [x] The Critical Matter of the Diagram A critical account of the use of the diagram in contemporary architectural theory
Philip Steadman [x] The consequences of the biological fallacy: Functional determinism from The Evolution of Designs: biological analogy in architecture and the applied arts, pp. 179–200


Manfredo Tafuri [x] Architecture and Utopia
Design and Capitalist Development [x] European Graffiti: Five x Five = Twenty-five (in Oppositions 5)
Found in Oppositions 5. Discussing the work of the New York Five. Translation by Victor Caliandro. [x] Operative Criticism , [x] The Historical Project
Jun’ichirō Tanizaki [x] In Praise of Shadows An essay on aesthetics… explores architecture, jade, food… combining an acute sense of the use of space in buildings.
Mark C. Taylor [x] Mark C. Taylor Essay Collection a collection of essays by Mark C. Taylor
Emily Thompson [x] The Soundscape of Modernity Architectural acoustics and the culture of listening in America, 1900-1933
Jeremy Till [x] Architecture and Contingency How architecture would gain to recognize contingency as an opportunity instead of dealing with ordering and purification. [x] Architecture Depends Polemics and reflections on how to bridge the gap between what architecture actually is and what architects want it to be.
Marvin Trachtenberg [x] Suger’s Miracles, Branner’s Bourges: Reflections on “Gothic Architecture” as Medieval Modernism A reexamination of the term “gothic” and a rethinking of the style as antihistorical or modernist
Marc Treib [x] Traces Upon The Land: The Formalistic Landscape On scales of order and patterns, natural and manmade.
Bernard Tschumi [x] Architecture and Transgression bataille, erotic, architecture. From Architecture and Disjunction [x] Sequences edited by Tschumi [x] The State of Architecture at the Beginning of the 21st Century Collection of talks from Columbia Seminar


Roemer Van Toorn and Marcus Miessen [x] Architecture as political practice A conversation between Miessen and van Toorn about the architecture as a political practice.
Robert Venturi [x] Complexity and Contradiction in ArchitectureA gentle manifesto for a nonstraightforward architecture.
Robert Venturi and 2 others [x] Learning from Las Vegas, Revised Edition Part 1 of classic text (part 2 to follow shortly)
Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown [x] Ugly and Ordinary Architecture, or The Decorated Shed Learning From Las Vegas excerpt
Eugene Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc [x] Lectures on Architecture, Vol. 1 Eng. trans. of Entretiens sur l’Architecture, trans. B Bucknall 1881
Paul Virilio [x] Bunker Archeology Paul Virilio’s classic book of wartime architectural history [x] Critical Space From Log 13/14, Fall 2008.
Ivan Vladislavic [x] Propaganda by Monuments
This short story was published in Propaganda by Monuments & other stories, in 1996


Aby Warburg [x] A Lecture on Serpent Ritual Book: on primitivism and image
Colin Ward [x] Anarchy in Action (book) Colin Ward – Anarchy in Action [x] Housing, an Anarchist Approach
An anarchist and a social planner discusses anarchist approaches to housing [x] Talking Houses, Ten Lectures by Colin Ward Several lectures given by Colin Ward on various subjects having to do with that all-too-pervasive need, shelter
McKenzie Wark [x] 50 Years of Recuperation of the Situationist International The third volume in a series of books dedicated to exploring the relationship of architectural form to politics and urban life
Eyal Weizman [x] Lethal Theory The Israeli Defence Forces have been heavily influenced by contemporary philosophy … [x] The Architecture of Ariel Sharon (essay) Eyal Weizman – The Architecture of Ariel Sharon
Ines Weizman [x] Architecture’s Political Spectacles in AA Files 59
Jeremy White [x] The Los Angeles Way of Doing Things: The Olympic Village and the practice of boosterism in 1932 Jeremy White is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Architecture at the College of Environmental Design, The University of California,
Mark Wigley [x] Constant’s New Babylon: The Architecture of Hyper-Desire shitty quality, pretty pictures
Edward Willatt [x] Kant, Deleuze and Architectonics (book) Edward Willatt – Kant, Deleuze and Architectonics
Tom Wolfe [x] From Bauhaus to Our House : Silver-White Silver-Gray  Silver-White Silver-Gray chapter 7 pp 112-128
Wucius Wong [x] Principles of Three-Dimensional Design Analytical focus on the use of simple planes and lines in geometric construction. [x] Principles of Two-Dimensional Design A seminal text. Though dated, still interesting.
Donald Wood and 2 others [x] Vagabondism Reader 2009 Accompanied reader exploring the subject of transience, compiled for six session class offered by the Public School and Basekamp


Albena Yaneva [x] Scaling Up and Down: Extraction Trials in Architectural Design
Scaling Up and Down: Extraction Trials in Architectural Design


Peter Zumthor [x] Book: Thinking Architecture The creative act in which a work of architecture comes into being is beyond all historical and technical knowledge.

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