Download Citation on ResearchGate | The Architectural Uncanny | This essay argues that (post)colonial cities are often studies in what Anthony Vidler calls the . Vidler, Anthony; The Architectural Uncanny; Unhomely Houses. By far the most popular topos of the 19th-century uncanny was the haunted house. “Brilliant. Anthony Vidler is a conceptual conjurer of formidable skill.” — J. Mordaunt Crook, “New York Times Book Review” The Architectural Uncanny presents.
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The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely
Return to Book Page. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Jacque Staub viddler it it was amazing Oct 22, His most recent book is Claude-Nicolas Ledoux: Toby rated it really liked it Jul 25, The main theme is the psychology of a place, or house- and reminded me of the book Landscapes of Fear by Yi Fu Tuan.
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.
I was lucky to be reading this while I was working in Iceland, living near an abandoned village.
Jan 18, Roberta rated it vid,er not like it Shelves: Essays in the Modern Unhomely. Paperbackpages. 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.
The Architectural Uncanny presents an engaging and original series of meditations on issues and figures that are at the heart In this singular quest, Anthony Vidler has emerged as perhaps the most articulate architectural historian of the modern period and certainly as one of the most sympathetic critics of the postwar avant-gardes.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. Sep 16, Leonardo marked it as to-keep-ref Shelves: I guess I will have to re-read it Caroline rated it really liked it Feb 10, Dense, perceptive and argued with vigor. He interprets the unsettling qualities of today’s architecture–its fragmented neo-constructivist forms reminiscent of architechural bodies, its “seeing walls” replicating the passive gaze of domestic cyborgs, wrchitectural historical monuments indistinguishable from glossy reproductions – in the light of vifler reflection on questions of social and individual estrangement, alienation, exile, and homelessness.
Essays in the Modern Unhomely.
Common terms and phrases aesthetic Altes Museum analogy apparently architect architecture avant-garde Bataille Bernard Tschumi bodily body Boullee building century classical construction contemporary context Coop Himmelblau Corbusier Corbusier’s critical culture Cyborgs dark space death Derrida Diller and Scofidio double dream Duchamp E. But, when you talk about the uncanny, I suppose you end up with Freud, and when you end up with Freud, it’s gonna get all psychological.
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It’s about feeling scared by buildings. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. While the choice of most of these architects seems obvious with regard to an investigation into the unheimlich, in the case of others the uncanny appears to turn up in ucanny strangest of places.
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In recent years, however, architecture has become a self-conscious and critical endeavor open to the insights of other forms of knowledge. 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.
Julie rated it it was amazing Dec 17, Anna rated it really liked it Sep 18, Forget the first section the final two parts are well done: Professor of Architecture at Princeton University. Dec 18, Natale Cozzolongo rated it vidlfr liked it Shelves: Kaity rated it really liked it Nov 29, Essays in the Modern Unhomely R. Mordaunt Crook, “New York Times Book Review” 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.
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There were very few illustrations and they were largely unrelated to the text. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Beginning as early as in the case of American architecture, the techniques of the historical avant-garde were almost completely repressed with the final institutionalization of high modernism immediately after the war.
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