Sanford Anderson presents an optimistic restoration of architecture's "worldmaking" powers through a methodology of knowledge production.
Foucault concisely explains the history of space, architecture, and power, and brilliantly deals with architecture's misguided anxieties about society and the power of architects.
Jürgen Habermas breaks down the problems of Modernism's preshistory in an evaluation of Post-Modernism's dubious break, ultimately working toward a typology of postmodern movements based on their political agendas.
Koolhaas previews his ironic critique of modernism through the history of the Metropolis, a barbed history relevant to both Modernism and Post-Modernism.
Peter Eisenman defines the real nature of the modern sensibility and of the architectural object in a world no longer ruled by the form-function axis. What remains in this post-functionalist world is an architectural object concerned with itself, its own process and its own history--a theoretical object.
"11 Weeks of Michael Hays" : Colin Rowe : "Introduction" to Five Architects, 1972.
Colin Rowe, like others, is fighting to restore architecture's autonomy from ideology and 'content,' making a way for architecture to proceed, after modernism, as a formal art.