Best Practices

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In visually cataloging the endearing and enigmatic ways in which the built environment takes shape, Best Practices proposes a new way of thinking about neighborhoods, housing developments, streetscapes…

Binding: Soft Bound
ISBN: 978-1-951541-11-8
Size: 6.125” x 9.25” Portrait
Pages: 224pp
Publication Date: Spring 2021
World Rights: Available

Description

“This book advocates for a more thorough consideration of the unauthorized remodels”

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Binding

Soft Bound

ISBN

978-1-951541-11-8

Size

6.125” x 9.25” Portrait

Pages

224pp

Publication date

Spring 2021

World rights

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Overview

In visually cataloging the endearing and enigmatic ways in which the built environment takes shape, ‘Best Practices’ proposes a new way of thinking about neighborhoods, housing developments, streetscapes, and storefronts, not so much as places defined by building codes, dimensions, or geographic features, but as assemblages of ad hoc interventions and incidental ephemera.

Drawing on the history of architecture, media theory, cultural anthropology, and urban studies, ‘Best Practices’ pairs photographic documentation with extensive captions and citations to define a territory within the margins between the sanctioned and unsanctioned, the regulated and unregulated, the tasteful and tacky, the novel and the nonsense. While not necessarily in opposition of those mechanisms, ‘Best Practices’ asserts that interest, knowledge, and meaning are more often generated on the lines that divide such categories. This book advocates for a more thorough consideration of the unauthorized remodels, slap-dash handiwork, haphazard paint jobs, half-hearted do-it-yourself projects, cracked facades, contradictions, compromises, and coincidences.

Authors

Erin Besler is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Princeton University and co-founder of Besler & Sons. Erin’s work is characterized by a particular interest in construction technologies, social media, and other platforms for producing and sharing content that rely more on ubiquity than expertise.

Ian Besler is a designer, educator, and writer whose work is situated at the edges between interfaces, media, software, and cities. Ian’s work is especially interested in the defaults, incidentals, and workarounds of visual communication and digital interactions. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute and a co-founder of Besler & Sons.

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Additional Info

Binding: Soft Bound
ISBN: 978-1-951541-11-8
Size: 6.125” x 9.25” Portrait
Pages: 224pp
Publication Date: Spring 2021
World Rights: Available


Best Practices

“This book advocates for a more thorough consideration of the unauthorized remodels”

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