The Architecture of Science by Peter Galison

By Peter Galison

How do the areas within which technology is completed form the identification of the scientist and the self-conception of medical fields? How do the sciences constitution the identification of the architect and the perform of structure in a particular interval? and the way does the layout of areas resembling laboratories, hospitals, and museums impact how the general public perceives and interacts with the realm of technological know-how? The structure of technology deals a blinding set of speculations on those concerns via historians of technological know-how, structure, and artwork; architectural theorists; and sociologists in addition to working towards scientists and designers. The essays are equipped into six sections: "Of Secrecy and Openness: technological know-how and structure in Early sleek Europe"; "Displaying and Concealing Technics within the 19th Century"; "Modern Space"; "Is structure Science?"; "Princeton after Modernism: The Lewis Thomas Laboratory for Molecular Biology"; and "Centers, towns, and Colliders."

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16 And within these new towers of medi­ cine, so Brandt and Sloane contend, antiseptic, diagnostic, and monitoring technologies altered the practice of medicine. The vertical, “functional,” research-teaching hospital of the early through mid—twentieth century became the standard site of biomedicine. With the coming of the 1960s and 1970s, these modern towers of medicine were viewed with an increasingly critical eye, no longer as sleek exemplars of efficiency and sci­ ence in the Bauhaus-internationalist spirit, but rather as oppressive, machinelike mon­ sters.

In classic instances, such as the image of Machiavelli’s famous study where he shed the garments of everyday life to commune with the ancients, we are presented with an image of solitude. 16 Elaborating upon a key Christian topos, both humanists implied that speaking to God and speaking to the ancients must be done in solitude. Accordingly, images of the study prior to the sixteenth century lacked the embellishments that we as­ sociate with the museum: a few books, certainly, but virtually no artifacts beyond those precious volumes.

Pérez-Gómez, Polyphilo. 21. On these themes, see also Robert Venturi, Iconography and Electronics; Venturi, Scott Brown, and Izenour, Learning From Las Vegas; and Venturi, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture. 22. On Kahn’s laboratory work, see Anderson, “Louis I. ” 23. ” 24. On early twentieth-century linkages between technical culture and architecture, see Buddensieg, Industriekultur. 25. For more on Safdie’s views about city design, see his City after the Automobile. Anderson, Stan. “Louis I.

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