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The anaesthetics of architecture

Author: Neil Leach
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this short, intentionally polemical book, Neil Leach draws on the ideas of philosophers and cultural theorists such as Walter Benjamin and Jean Baudrillard to develop a novel and highly incisive critique of the consequences of the growing preoccupation with images and image-making in contemporary architectural culture. The problem with this preoccupation, Leach argues, is that it can induce a sort of numbness as  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Leach
ISBN: 0262621266 9780262621267
OCLC Number: 39887004
Description: viii, 101 pages, 4 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Saturation of the Image --
The Architect as Fascist --
The Aesthetics of Intoxication --
The Architecture of the Catwalk --
Seduction, the Last Resort.
Responsibility: Neil Leach.

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