Dialectic III

Dream of Building or the Reality of Dreaming


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SpecificationsSKU: 90468Size: 8.5″ x 11″ portrait Pages: 110 Binding: Soft Bound ISBN: 978-1-941806-93-7 World Rights: Available Publication Date: February 2016

The third issue of Dialectic focuses on the history, theory, and practice of design-build studios and the nonprofit design industry. A critical venue for articulating the challenges and opportunities for architects in contemporary practice, Dialectic engages faculty and students through self-inquiry and reflection while supporting the evolution of the University of Utah’s pedagogic mission.

As learning environments, design-build studios draw students out of the grounded certainties of home and school, and transport them to a world incompatible with the accepted norms of their educational institutions. Design-build studios force investigation of the ordinary, the understated, and the invisible. With efforts inventing projects that are financed with soft funds, they produce clients and do so in communities too poor to be of interest to the real estate industry and too voiceless to be heard by their government

Dialectic III is the journal of the School of Architecture at the University of Utah providing a forum for the true spirit of dialectical thinking. This journal brings together the most compelling opposing voices in the discipline today, interrogating the issues, values, methods, and debates that are important to the community of educators at the University of Utah and abroad. Themes for each issue arise from concerns that inform our teaching in studios, lectures, and seminars resulting in the publication of some of the best student works with editorial commentary related to the chosen theme.


Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 2 in

8.5" x 11" portrait




Soft Bound



World rights

Publication date

February 2016