# 0309976

The Architectural Uncanny

Essays in the Modern Unhomely


Συγγραφέας: Vidler Anthony
Εκδότης: MIT Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780262720182
Σειρά βιβλίου: The MIT Press
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 274
Διαστάσεις: 23x2x15
Γλώσσα Γραφής: english
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 1994
Έτος Έκδοσης: 1994

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Architectural Uncanny"

Anthony Vidler interprets contemporary buildings and projects in light of the resurgent interest in the uncanny as a metaphor for a fundamentally "unhomely" modern condition. The Architectural Uncanny presents an engaging and original series of meditations on issues and figures that are at the heart of the most pressing debates surrounding architecture today. Anthony Vidler interprets contemporary buildings and projects in light of the resurgent interest in the uncanny as a metaphor for a fundamentally "unhomely" modern condition. The essays are at once historical-serving to situate contemporary discourse in its own intellectual tradition and theoretical-opening up the complex and difficult relationships between politics, social thought, and architectural design in an era when the reality of homelessness and the idealism of the neo-avant-garde have never seemed so far apart. Vidler, one of the deftest and surest critics of the contemporary scene, explores aspects of architecture through notions of the uncanny as they have been developed in literature, philosophy, and psychology from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. He interprets the unsettling qualities of today's architecture-its fragmented neo-constructivist forms reminiscent of dismembered bodies, its "seeing walls" replicating the passive gaze of domestic cyborgs, its historical monuments indistinguishable from glossy reproductions - in the light of modern reflection on questions of social and individual estrangement, alienation, exile, and homelessness. Focusing on the work of architects such as Bernard Tschumi, Rem Koolhaas, Peter Eisenman, Coop Himmelblau, John Hejduk, Elizabeth Diller, and Ricardo Scofidio, as well as theorists of the urban condition, Vidler delineates the problems and paradoxes associated with the subject of domesticity.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Vidler Anthony
Σειρά βιβλίου: The MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262720182
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 29/03/1994
Εκδότης: MIT Press Ltd
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 274
Γλώσσα βιβλίου: english
Τόπος έκδοσης: Cambridge, Mass.
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 454 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x2x15 cm
Στοιχεία έκδοσης: New edition
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 14
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 1994

εναλλακτικά δες...

συνδύασέ το με...

υπηρεσίες πριν και μετά την αγορά!