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Architecture and nihilism : on the philosophy of modern architecture

Author: Massimo Cacciari; Stephen Sartarelli; Patrizia Lombardo
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [1993]
Series: Theoretical perspectives in architectural history and criticism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Massimo Cacciari, one of the most influential social philosophers in Italy today, is the founder of the trend of criticism known as "negative thought" that focuses on the failure of traditional logic to explicate the problems of modernity. This book, which introduces his writings to an English-speaking audience, provides a striking social and philosophical account of the twentieth-century metropolis. Patrizia
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Massimo Cacciari; Stephen Sartarelli; Patrizia Lombardo
ISBN: 0300052154 9780300052152 0300063040 9780300063042
OCLC Number: 26767692
Language Note: Translation from the Italian.
Notes: Essays substantially revised and translated for this publication.
Description: lviii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Philosophy of the City / Patrizia Lombardo --
pt. I. The Dialectics of the Negative and the Metropolis --
1. Metropolis --
2. On the German Sociology of the City at the Turn of the Century --
3. Merchants and Heroes --
4. Negative Thought and Artistic Representation --
5. Essay and Tragedy --
6. The City as Essay --
pt. II. Loos and His Contemporaries --
7. Loosian Dialectics --
8. The Contemporaries --
9. The Oikos of Wittgenstein --
pt. III. Loos and His Angel --
10. Loos and His Angel --
11. Being Loyal --
12. The Other --
13. Tabula Rasa --
14. The New Space --
15. The House --
16. Lou's Buttons --
17. The Chain of Glass --
18. Of Progress and Pioneers --
19. On Loos's Tomb --
Epilogue: On the Architecture of Nihilism.
Series Title: Theoretical perspectives in architectural history and criticism.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Massimo Cacciari ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli ; introduction by Patrizia Lombardo.

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A social and philosophical account of the 20th century metropolis. This text studies the relation between philosophy and modern architecture and applies the thinking of avant-garde architects,  Read more...

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