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Architectural philosophy : repetition, function, alterity

Author: Andrew E Benjamin
Publisher: New Brunswick : Athlone Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text outlines a philosophical account of architecture and attempts to establish the singularity of architectural practice and theory. The essays touch on issues as wide ranging as the problem of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew E Benjamin
ISBN: 0485004151 0485006057 9780485004151 9780485006056
OCLC Number: 123100173
Description: viii, 216 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Time, function and alterity in architecture --
Resisting ambivalence: form and function in Eisenman's architecture --
Opening resisting forms: recent projects of Reiser and Umemoto --
Building experience: Kant and Leibniz --
Building philosophy: towards architectural theory --
Lines of work: on diagrams and drawings --
Housing the future: the architecture of Blade Runner --
Policing the body: Descartes and the architecture of change --
Interrupting confession, resisting absolution: monuments after the Holocaust.
Responsibility: Andrew Benjamin.

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