Valuing Architecture
Heritage and the Economics of Culture
Edited by Ashley Paine, Susan Holden, John Macarthur

Daniel M. Abramson, Tom Brigden, Alex Brown, Amy Clarke, Wouter Davidts, Bart Decroos, Susan Holden, Jordan Kauffman, Hamish Lonergan, John Macarthur, Joanna Merwood-Salisbury, Ashley Paine, Anton Pereira and rea Phillips, Lara Schrijver, Ari Seligmann, Kirsty Volz, Rosemary Willink


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Valuing Architecture explores different perspectives on the value of architecture, looks at inherent cultural and historical value and how to link to economic value, and sparks the discussion on heritage with new content. It brings together a collection of essays that tackle concrete cases, both historical and contemporary, to explore how the values of architecture intersect, and what is at stake for architecture in the economics of culture.

Architecture, Popular Culture, Theory / History / Criticism
Architecture has always been found in a space between its economic and cultural values. As distinct from the intrinsic values attributed to the visual and performing arts, literature and music, architecture's values are often seen to be compromised by, or contingent upon, forces outside of the discipline—on property prices, real estate markets and the vicissitudes of local and global economies. Such intersections of cultural and economic values are especially conspicuous in architectural heritage where conflicts between values are most publicly and passionately contested. Valuing Architecture is not concerned with arguments for or against the cultural value of architecture and heritage per se but, rather, with the different sites and occasions where such values are bestowed, exchanged and come into conflict. Study cases: The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Kanal–Centre Pompidou, Brussels; Robin Hood Gardens, Peter & Alison Smithson, London; Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, US; MoMA, New York, among others.
Designed by Sam de Groot.

Ashley Paine is an architect and Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland.
Susan Holden is an architect, architectural educator and researcher with a PhD in Architecture from the University of Queensland.
John Macarthur is Professor of architecture at the University of Queensland where he conducts research and teaches in the history and theory of architecture, and in architectural design.

288 pages
Paperback, 23.4x26.5 cm
Valiz, 1st edition 2020
ISBN 9789492095930