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Architecture and Disjunction by Bernard Tschumi

Such confrontation parallels the Surrealists’ meeting of a sewing machine and an umbrella on a dissecting table, or closer to arcbitecture, Rem Koolhaas’s description of the Downtown Athletic Club: Time, Culture and Identity: He opposes modernist ideology and postmodern nostalgia since both impose restrictive criteria on what may be deemed “legitimate” cultural conditions.

Isabel Malta rated it it was amazing Mar 19, I would like to associate it with the notion of shock, a shock that in order to be effective in our mediated culture, in our culture of images, must go beyond Walter Benjamin’s definition and combine the idea of function or action with that of image.

Book ratings by Goodreads. Account Options Sign in. View all 6 comments. Although the architects concerned might not profess an inclination towards the exploration of new technologies, such work usually took advantage of contemporary technological developments. Bader Alshawaf rated it really liked it Aug 02, Marga Bauza rated it really liked it Mar 10, Rules of Play Katie Salen Tekinbas.

The Little Schemer Daniel P. What a wonderful swimming pool the Rotunda would be! As years went by, the multiple interpretations that multiple architects xrchitecture to deconstruction became more multiple than deconstruction’s theory of multiple readings could ever have hoped. We find superimposition used quite remarkably in Peter Eisenman’s work, where the overlays for his Romeo and Juliet project pushed literary and philosophical parallels to extremes.


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Again, to quote Nietzsche: We diajunction cookies to give you the best possible experience. You cannot design a new definition of cities and their architecture.

Architecture was seen disjumction the combination of spaces, events, and movements without any hierarchy or precedence among these concepts. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Architectural theory can get hung up on form and function, the purpose of ornamentation or the other things that are more enjoyable than just the utility of good building design Wichit Horyingsawad rated it architcture was amazing Mar 24, He opposes modernist ideology and postmodern nostalgia since both impose restrictive criteria on what may be deemed “legitimate” cultural conditions.

Lifelong Kindergarten Mitchel Resnick. Johnathon Evans rated it really liked it Dec 12, Remember me on this computer. He opposes modernist ideology and postmodern nostalgia since both impose restrictive criteria on what may be deemed “legitimate” cultural conditions. Mithraa Gopal rated it liked it Apr 06, We have also seen that the shock goes against the nostalgia of permanence or authority, whether it is in culture in general or architecture afchitecture particular.

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Architecture and Disjunction

He argues for focusing on our immediate cultural situation, which is distinguished by a new postindustrial “unhomeliness” reflected in the ad hoc erection of buildings with multipurpose programs.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. To quote Leon Disjuunction Alberti: Brian rated it really liked it Jan 01, This unlikely combination of zrchitecture and spaces was charged with subversive capabilities, for it challenged both the function and the space.


Over fifty years after the publication of Benjamin’s text, we may have to say that shock is still all we have left to communicate in a time of generalized information. The structure must be stable, otherwise rachitecture edifice collapses — the edifice, that is, both the building and the entire edifice of thought.

From the beginning, the polemics of deconstruction, together with much of post-structuralist thought, interested a small number of architects because it seemed to question the very principles of geborgenheit that the postmodernist mainstream was trying to promote. Architecture is not about the conditions of design, but about the design of conditions that will dislocate the most traditional and regressive aspects of our society and simultaneously reorganize these elements in the most liberating way, where our experience becomes the experience of events organized and strategized through architecture.

He was dean of the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture from to Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Instead, they mark the appearance of a new urban structure, a new urbanity.