Category Archives: Henri Lefebvre

Books received – The Care of Life, Lefebvre for Architects, Henry IV, Part I and Issues in Political Theory

Some other books received recently – an old edition of Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part I; Nathaniel Coleman’s Lefebvre for Architects; the new collection The Care of Life, edited by Miguel de Beistegui, Giuseppe Bianco and Marjorie Gracieuse; the new edition of Catriona McKinnon’s Issues in … Continue reading

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The most important academic books to me from 2014

A non-systematic, alphabetically ordered list of the academic books published this year I read and most liked – the photo is of some that were to hand. Louis Althusser, On the Reproduction of Capitalism (Verso) Ben Anderson, Encountering Affect: Capacities, Apparatuses, Conditions (Ashgate) Étienne Balibar, Equaliberty: … Continue reading

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The other Henri Lefebvre – excerpt from The Missing Pieces in Berfrois

Although it appears in at least one bibliography of the better-known Henri Lefebvre, Les unités perdues, translated as The Missing Pieces, is actually by a different author, born in 1959. It’s an interesting book on abandoned, lost, destroyed, forgotten and unfinished works, … Continue reading

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Urban Revolution Now: Henri Lefebvre in Social Research and Architecture – now published

Urban Revolution Now: Henri Lefebvre in Social Research and Architecture. Edited by  Łukasz Stanek, Christian Schmid and Ákos Moravánszky, it includes contributions by many leading Lefebvre and urban scholars. When Henri Lefebvre published The Urban Revolution in 1970, he sketched a … Continue reading

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A new project on Lefebvre’s rural writings with Adam David Morton

At the Warwick Politics and International Studies blog, Politics Reconsidered, Adam David Morton and I have a short post introducing a new research project. Entitled ‘Why read a long dead French Marxist to think about land struggles today?‘ the post discusses Lefebvre’s … Continue reading

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Henri Lefebvre, Vers une architecture de la jouissance

While there is a published translation into English, Henri Lefebvre’s 1973 manuscript Vers une architecture de la jouissance has, until now, not been available in French. Now an excerpt has been published in Criticat, and a full edition may be forthcoming. This issue of … Continue reading

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Books received – Linklater on land, Stubbs on Krautrock, Recherches 13 and Foucault, Lefebvre et. al. interviews

A book of interviews with, among others, Foucault and Lefebvre; one of the collaborative projects with which Foucault  was involved; David Stubbs, Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany and Andro Linklater‘s last book Owning the Earth: The Transforming History of Land … Continue reading

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