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How Architecture Got Its Hump

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In How Architecture Got Its Hump, Roger Connah explores the "interference" of other disciplines with and within contemporary architecture. He asks whether photography, film, drawing, philosophy, and language are merely fashionable props for architectural hallucinations or alibis for revisions of history. Or, are they a means for widening the site of architecture? Connah shows how these disciplines have not only contributed to new developments in architectural theory and practice, but have begun to insinuate new possibilities of space. Sometimes seamless, sometimes awkward like the hump acquired by the camel in one of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories, these disciplines have had their own responsibilities and excesses grafted onto architecture, just as architecture has tried to shake off their limitations.

Taking interference a step further, Connah also considers the implications of philosophical incongruity and architectural unrest. He asks how architecture loses its head, transcends the dead language it now entraps, and houses meanings it wants to contest. Hardly bleak questions, suggests Connah, for they point to ways for architecture to rescue itself.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262265324
Publisher:
MIT Press
Subject:
Philosophy
Author:
Connah, Roger
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Architecture -- Philosophy.
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / Reference
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20010401
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
209

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