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Candide 4


Journal for Architectural Knowledge
Axel Sowa

Candide is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to exploring the culture of knowledge specific to architecture. It is released twice a year in English and German. Each issue of Candide is made up of five distinct sections. This frame- work responds to the diversity of architectural knowledge being produced, while challenging authors from all disciplines to test a variety of genres in order to write about and represent architecture. “Essay” provides a forum for discussion of architectural knowledge, including both fundamental research into and speculative arguments on its nature.
“Analysis” allows for in-depth examination of built form: how can the knowledge embodied in buildings be retrospectively extracted and creatively re-used? “Project” is directed at architects who see design as a theoretical tool: how can a specific design proposal become a model of thought? “Encounters” gives access to the personal knowledge of renowned, unjustly forgotten, or entirely unknown protagonists of architecture. “Fiction” reflects the editors’ conviction that sometimes the imaginary may reveal more about architectural knowledge than science.

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Author: Axel Sowa
  16,7 x 23,9 cm./ 9.4 x 6.6 in.
Pages: 144
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Flexibound
Publication date: October 2011
ISBN: English 9788492861835
Price: 17€ / $24.95 / £15

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