Item description for 5 Codes: Architecture, Paranoia and Risk in Times of Terror by Igmade...
When the World Trade Center's Twin Towers collapsed into a heap of rubble and ash, the United States government created the Department of Homeland Security. Its primary task is to keep the terrorist threat in permanent view. To do this, it developed a five-stage warning system based on the colors green, blue, yellow, orange, and red: 5 codes.
The hypnotic character of this system prompted the editors of this book to conceive a history of architecture based on these 5 codes. For the fifth anniversary of September 11, the book gazes spellbound into the abyss of the indissoluble entanglements and connections between culture and fear, which determine our lives more than ever today. Urban and regional planning, urbanism, and architecture are more and more powerfully marked by this culture of fear throughout the world.
With a fascinating collection of texts by noted authors and spectacular architectural projects, 5 Codes presents a vivid and informative account of the light and shadow sides of our collective paranoia.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.13" Width: 6.46" Height: 0.87" Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Release Date Jun 12, 2006
Publisher Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN 3764375981 ISBN13 9783764375980
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More About Igmade
Gerd de Bruyn is a professor of the theory of architecture and director of the Institut Grundlagen moderner Architektur und Entwerfen (IGMA) at the University of Stuttgart.
Stephan TrA1/4by is a research associate at the Institut Grundlagen moderner Architektur und Entwerfen; Daniel HundsdArfer and Iassen Markov study at the IGMA.
IGMADE is a label and the "think and action tank" of the IGMA.