ABSTRACT

Ordnance: War + Architecture & Space investigates how strategies of warfare occupy and alter built and other landscapes. Ranging across the modern period from the eighteenth century to the present day, the book presents a series of case-studies which operate in and between a number of settings and scales, from the infrastructures of the battlefield to the logistics of the domestic realm. The book explores the patterns, forms and systems that articulate militarised spaces, excavates how these become re-circulated and reconfigured within other domains and discusses the often ephemeral legacies and residues of these architectures. The complexities of unpicking the spaces of the 'fog of war' are addressed by an inter-disciplinary approach which deploys graphic and textual analyses and techniques to provide new and unique perspectives on a hitherto underexplored aspect of architectural and spatial discourse: the tactics and programmes through which the built environment has historically been made to respond to the imperatives and threats of conflict and, in the context of the 'war on terror', continues to be so in ever more pervasive ways.

chapter |6 pages

Introduction: A Place Called War

ByGary A. Boyd, Denis Linehan

part |2 pages

PART I URBAN ORDERS: MILITARISED TERRAINS IN THE CITY

chapter 1|24 pages

To Gather in War and Peace: The City Squares of Savannah, Georgia

ByNathaniel Robert Walker

chapter 2|18 pages

The Political Aesthetics of Counter-Terrorism Design

ByPeter Mörtenböck, Helge Mooshammer

chapter 3|16 pages

Protecting the Population: Bureaucracy, Affectivity and Governing the Liverpool Blitz

ByBlitz Peter Adey (with Barry Godfrey and Dave Cox)

part |2 pages

PART II THE INVISIBLE FRONT: DOMESTICITY AND DEFENCE

part |2 pages

PART III WAR IN THE LANDSCAPE: INFRASTRUCTURES AND TOPOLOGY

part |2 pages

PART IV TRAUMA: SPACES OF MEMORY

chapter 12|12 pages

Defending the Irish Border: The Map of Watchful Architecture

ByGarrett Carr

chapter 14|16 pages

Contested Spaces: Invisible Architectures

ByReenie (Karin) Elliott

chapter 15|18 pages

Sketches of War: The Graveyards of Historical Memory

ByJonathan Charley