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The Architecture of Science Hardcover – 10 Jun 1999

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Impressive contributors discuss architecture and science
How do the spaces in which science is done shape the identity of the scientist and the self-conception of scientific fields? How do the sciences structure the identity of the architect and the practice of architecture in a specific period? And how does the design of spaces such as laboratories, hospitals, and museums affect how the public perceives and interacts with the world of science? THE ARCHITECTURE OF SCIENCE offers a dazzling set of speculations on these issues by historians of science, architecture, and art; architectural theorists; and sociologists as well as practicing scientists and architects.

The essays are organized into six sections: "Of Secrecy and Openness: Science and Architecture in Early Modern Europe"; "Displaying and Concealing Technics in the Nineteenth Century"; "Modern Space"; "Is Architecture Science?"; "Princeton after Modernism: The Lewis Thomas Laboratory for Molecular Biology"; and "Centers, Cities, and Colliders."

Peter Galison is the Mallinckrodt Professor of the History of Science and of Physics at Harvard University. He is the author of Image and Logic: A Material Culture of Microphysics and How Experiments End. Emily Thompson is Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Contributors Allan M. Brandt, Denise Scott Brown, James Collins, Jr., Paula Findlen, Sophie Forgan, Adrian Forty, Kenneth Frampton, Peter Galison, Thomas F. Gieryn, K. Michael Hays, Myles W. Jackson, Caroline Jones, Arnold J. Levine, Pamela O. Long, William R. Newman, Alberto Pérez-Gómez, Antoine Picon, Moshe Safdie, David Charles Sloane, George W. Stocking, Jr., Emily Thompson, Robert Venturi, Robert R. Wilson, M. Norton Wise.

About the Author

Peter Galison is Pellegrino University Professor of the History of Science and of Physics at Harvard University. He is the author of Einstein's Clocks, Poincare's Maps: Empires of Time, How Experiments End, and Image and Logic: A Material Culture of Microphysics, among other books, and coeditor (with Emily Thompson) of The Architecture of Science (MIT Press, 1999). Emily Thompson is a Professor of History at Princeton University.

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