States of Emergency

Architecture, Urbanism, and the First World War

Edited by Sophie Hochhäusl and Erin Eckhold Sassin

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What World War I meant for architecture and urbanism writ large
More than one hundred years after the conclusion of the First World War, the edited collection States of Emergency. Architecture, Urbanism, and the First World War reassesses what that cataclysmic global conflict meant for architecture and urbanism from a human, social, economic, and cultural perspective. Chapters probe how underdevelopment and economic collapse manifested spatially, how military technologies were repurposed by civilians, and how cultures of education, care, and memory emerged from battle. The collection places an emphasis on the various states of emergency as experienced by combatants and civilians across five continents—from refugee camps to military installations, villages to capital cities—thus uncovering the role architecture played in mitigating and exacerbating the everyday tragedy of war.

Contributors: Aubrey Knox (The Graduate Center of The City University of New York), Deborah Ascher Barnstone (University of Technology Sydney), Emma Thomas (Boston University), Da Hyung Jeong (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University), Julie Willis (The University of Melbourne), Katti Williams (The University of Melbourne), David Caralt (Universidad San Sebastián, Concepción, Chile), Etien Santiago (Indiana University Bloomington), Theodossis Issaias (Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh), Min Kyung Lee (Bryn Mawr College), Massimiliano Savorra (Università degli studi di Pavia), Antje Senarclens de Grancy (Graz University of Technology)

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Format: Edited volume - paperback

Size: 230 × 170 mm

336 pages

ISBN: 9789462703087

Publication: April 28, 2022

Languages: English: United States

Erin Eckhold Sassin is associate professor of history of art and architecture at Middlebury College.
Sophie Hochhäusl is assistant professor in architectural history and theory at the University of Pennsylvania.