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The university is now on air, broadcasting modern architecture

The university is now on air, broadcasting modern architecture

Joaquim Moreno

€30.00

The university is now on air, broadcasting modern architecture

The university is now on air, broadcasting modern architecture

Joaquim Moreno

€30.00

Architecture / New titles / Theory / Urbanism

ISBN

978-94-92852-01-4

Editor-in-charge

Claire Lubell

Editorial assistance

Geneviève Godbout, Federico Ortiz, Ushma Thakrar

Graphic designer

(Studio) Jonathan Hares, Clément Gicquel

Number of pages

362

Book size

17 x 24 cm

Illustrations

152 bl&w, 168 fc illustrations

Binding

Paperback

This book is published by Jap Sam Books in cooperation with the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA)

English

The university is now on air, broadcasting modern architecture examines a key experiment by The Open University to mobilize new media environments for distance and adult education.
Eight episodes written by Joaquim Moreno, conversations with Tim Benton, Nick Levinson, Adrian Forty, Joseph Rykwert and Stephen Bayley, and contributions by Nick Beech, Laura Carter, Ben Highmore, and Joseph Bedford, offer a close reading of the course A305, History of Architecture and Design 1890-1939, which was taught through television and radio broadcasts, aired on the BBC between 1975 and 1982.
As current models for producing and transmitting knowledge are being brought into question, The university is now on air, broadcasting modern architecture traces a radical attempt at rethinking the mandate of higher education through mass media.

‘Open, wireless, of the air, at a distance, door-to-door, by correspondence, extramural, remedial, continuing and adult education—when these notions collided in postwar Britain, the tensions between them reorganized the relationship among media, geography, and education, transforming the very idea of a university.’ – Joaquim Moreno