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Architecture's desire : reading the late avant-garde

Author: K Michael Hays
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010.
Series: Writing architecture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author "writes an account of the 'late avant-garde' as an architecture systematically twisting back on itself, pondering its own historical status, and deliberately exploring architure's representational possibilities right up to their absolute limits ... an architecture confronting its own boundaries with objects of ever more reflexivity, difficulty, and intransigence."--Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K Michael Hays
ISBN: 9780262513029 0262513021
OCLC Number: 305421013
Description: vii, 192 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
Contents: Desire --
Analogy --
Repetition --
Encounter --
Spacing.
Series Title: Writing architecture.
Other Titles: Reading the late avant-garde
Responsibility: K. Michael Hays.

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Theorizes an architectural ethos of extreme self-reflection and finality from a Lacanian perspective.  Read more...

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