248 pp., 9 x 12 in, 180 color illus.
- Published: April 9, 2024
- Publisher: The MIT Press
How architecture conceals, obscures, or camouflages itself in plain sight, and how such hiding functions as a form of power.
Architecture is the perfect form of camouflage. As buildings recede into the background of everyday life, the myriad forces that shape our natural, social, and political landscapes hide in plain sight. Embedded within the material and spatial organizations of the built environment are ideas of value, hierarchy, and control that tilt the ground and influence perception in the name of endless, competing interests. This issue of Perspecta, edited by Guillermo Acosta Navarrete, Gabriel Gutierrez Huerta, and Mari Kroin, considers the complexities and potentialities of architectural concealment, obfuscation, and mimicry—of the power inherent in architecture's expanding capacity as media. In the veiled extents of our physical and digital worlds, what is still not found?