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. Just a moment while we sign you in to qnthony Goodreads account. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Other editions – View all The Architectural Uncanny: I bought this book because I thought it was about architecture The art and science of designing and erecting buildings.
For me, the emphasis on the psychological approach to knowing eclipsed other modes of knowledge. Liz rated it ujcanny was amazing May 08, In his own attempt to advance a criticism and theory that could support neo-avant-garde experimentation and dispute the Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. 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 cidler.
Luca rated it liked it Feb 01, Julie rated it it was amazing Dec 17, Anthony Vidler interprets contemporary buildings and project “Brilliant References to this book Warped Space: Jul 07, Isa rated it it was amazing. Forget the first section the final two parts are well done: Paperbackpages.
The Architectural Uncanny presents an engaging and original series of meditations on issues and figures that are at the heart of the most pressing architecturql surrounding architecture today. In recent years, however, architecture has become a self-conscious and critical endeavor open to the insights of other forms of knowledge.
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In part, this difference can be measured by the fact that, while architecture may have always had a privileged relation to the unheimlich, with its construction of an ultimately faulty barrier between the interior and exterior, in the early discussions architecture was merely a necessary backdrop for uncanny experiences.
Sep 16, Leonardo marked it as to-keep-ref Shelves: The essays are at once historical and theoretical, opening up uncanby 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. No trivia or quizzes yet. Published March 29th by Mit Press first published There were very few illustrations and they were largely unrelated to the text.
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. Essays in the Modern Unhomely Mit Press.
Dec 18, Natale Cozzolongo rated it really liked it Archltectural Anthony Vidler interprets contemporary buildings and projects in light of the resurgent interest in the uncanny as a metaphor for a fundamentally “unhomely” modern condition.
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Josh rated it it was amazing Aug 09, Anthony Vidler interprets contemporary buildings and projects in light of the resurgent interest in the uncanny as a metaphor for a fundamentally “unhomely” modern condition. It’s about feeling scared by buildings. Anthony Vidler is a conceptual conjurer of formidable skill. Jeanmarie rated it liked it Jun 27, Goodreads helps you keep track of books architecturxl want to read.
As an historian of the last two hundred years, Vidler suggests that the discourse of the uncanny cuts through such stylistic categories as romanticism, modernism, and qnthony, and enables a more productive understanding of modernity with its related experiences of estrangement, alienation, nostalgia, etc. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. I guess I will have to re-read it Anthony Vidler is William R. As a critic of the past twenty-five years, however, Vidler must also make the seemingly opposed claim that the manifestation of the uncanny in the postwar period is unique. Caroline rated it really liked it Feb 10, Lists with This Book. Good focus on the early work of Coop Himmelblau. Dense, perceptive and argued with vigor.
There was a lot of philosophy and literature and a little psychology but I was hard pressed to find any architecture. Alas– poorly illustrated, with little visual sense of what uncanny architecture looks like. Kirsten rated it liked it Jun 02, Professor of Architecture at Princeton University.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Architectural Uncanny presents an engaging and original series of meditations on issues and figures that are at the heart