Communications Project

Document Type:Master's Thesis
Name:James Coley
Title:A Reconstitution of Place
Degree:Master of Architecture
Department:College of Architecture and Urban Studies
Committee Chair: William Brown
Committee Members:V. Hunter Pittman
Pia Sarpaneva
Frank Weiner
Keywords:Reconstitution, Place, Poetic, Poetry
Date of defense:February 5, 1997
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By drawing upon the essential characteristics of a locality, an architect may, through reinterpretation, reconstitute a place. This occurs when mundane characteristics of a locality are reformulated in such a manner that their presence becomes significant.

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