Queer Space: Architecture and Same-Sex Desire (William Morrow and Company, 1997) is Aaron Betsky’s provocative study of architecture and sexuality.
Betsky asserts that gay men and women have always been at the forefront of architectural innovation – reclaiming abandoned neighborhoods, redefining urban spacers, and creating liberating interiors out of hostile environments. These ‘queer spaces’ reflect the experiences of homosexuals in a straight culture. Often forced to hide their true nature, gay men and women have turned inward, playing with the norms of interior space and creating environments of stagecraft and celebration where they can define themselves without fear. Their experiments point the way to an architecture that can free us all from the imprisoning structures and spaces of the modern city.
– Aaron Betsky, Queer Space: Architecture and Same-Sex Desire (William Morrow and Company, 1997), excerpt from the book description
The text is in English. The book is illustrated with black-and-white photographs and some art images.
Our copy in stock is in good condition. The pages are clean, no markings except for a pencil inscription on the first flyleaf. The binding is in great shape. the dust jacket shows some minor signs of use and wear.