The Resource The signature of power: : buildings, communications, and policy, Harold D. Lasswell, (ebook)

The signature of power: : buildings, communications, and policy, Harold D. Lasswell, (ebook)

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The signature of power: : buildings, communications, and policy
Title
The signature of power:
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buildings, communications, and policy
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Harold D. Lasswell
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eng
Summary
Advanced industrial societies are becoming aware of the impact of what they do to the physical and biological environment, and also what that environment does to individuals. In The Signature of Power, Harold D. Lasswell examines the symbolic use people make of their surroundings and the complexity of the way they interpret an altered environment. Transformed habitats can change experiences and behaviors. All people seek to maximize their preferred events, such as power and wealth, when they use the environment-be it through glass skyscrapers or Gothic estates. In all cases, physical structures give expression to the perspectives of influential individuals and groups. This volume considers the complex interplay between the material and the symbolic. Physical changes introduced for political purposes by architects, planners, and engineers are guided by the perspectives of designers. These and other interactions in human society are simultaneous acts of communication and collaboration. Regardless of whether physical resources are used to transmit messages, such interactions nevertheless have a degree of communicative impact. Physical structures may be profoundly affected by the purposes, assumptions, and identities of those people who plan or change them. Environmental design, says Lasswell, is an instrument of political power
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Midwest
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1902-1978
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Lasswell, Harold D.
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Fox, Merritt B.
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  • Communication in politics
  • Communication in architectural design
  • Political science
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Architecture
  • Electronic books
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adult
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The signature of power: : buildings, communications, and policy, Harold D. Lasswell, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781412834094
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11647693
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remote
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11647693
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MWT11647693
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The signature of power: : buildings, communications, and policy, Harold D. Lasswell, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781412834094
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11647693
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11647693
System control number
MWT11647693
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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