Silent Itineraries: Making Places in Architectural History

  • Greig Crysler


The methods used to describe and analyze the spaces of the city have recently become subject to intense scrutiny and debate. Re-presenting the City, with its broad range of different and sometimes conflicting approaches, is an instance of this. Yet consideration of the way objects of knowledge are constituted is often reduced to acts of autonomous reason. In this chapter I will examine how a range of forces, both discursive and non-discursive, are intertwined in the production and dissemination of scholarly knowledge.1


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