“Brilliant. Anthony Vidler is a conceptual conjurer of formidable skill.” — J. Mordaunt Crook, “New York Times Book Review” The Architectural Uncanny presents. Vidler, Anthony; The Architectural Uncanny; Unhomely Houses. By far the most popular topos of the 19th-century uncanny was the haunted house. The architectural uncanny: essays in the modern unhomely. Anthony Vidler Published in in Cambridge (Mass.) by MIT press. Services. Reference details.
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Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. 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. I bought this book because I thought it was about architecture The art and science of designing and erecting archltectural. Rebecca rated it liked it Mar 21, Contact Contact Us Help. While the choice of most of these architects seems obvious with regard to an investigation into the unheimlich, in the case of vidoer the uncanny appears to turn up in the strangest ajthony places.
Focusing on the work of architects such as Bernard Tschumi, Rem Koolhaas, Peter Eisenman, Coop Himmelblau, John Hejduk, Elizabeth Diller, and Ricardo Scofidio, as well as theorists of the urban condition, Vidler delineates the problems and paradoxes associated with the subject of domesticity.
He interprets the unsettling qualities of today’s architecture–its fragmented neo-constructivist forms reminiscent of dismembered bodies, its “seeing walls” replicating the passive gaze of domestic cyborgs, its historical monuments indistinguishable from glossy reproductions – in the light of modern reflection on questions of social and individual estrangement, vixler, exile, and homelessness.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Essays in the Modern Unhomely by Anthony Vidler. Other editions architecturaal View all The Architectural Uncanny: 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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The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely by Anthony Vidler
Mohammad Munib rated it really liked it Jan 14, Published March 29th by Mit Press first published 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. Be the first vicler ask a question about The Architectural Uncanny. Sep 20, David Thomas rated it really liked it. It’s about feeling scared by buildings. Anthony Vidler is a conceptual conjurer of formidable skill.
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.
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. 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.
Unanny of Architecture at Princeton University. Luca rated it liked it Feb 01, In part, this difference can be measured by the fact that, while architecture may have always had a privileged relation to the unheimlich, with architectuarl construction of an ultimately faulty barrier between the interior and exterior, in the early discussions architecture was aarchitectural a necessary backdrop for uncanny experiences.
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Stephen rated it liked it Jan 04, The essays are at once historical and theoretical, opening up the architecturxl 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. The main theme is the psychology of a place, or house- and reminded me of the book Landscapes of Fear by Yi Fu Tuan.
Kirsten rated it liked it Jun 02, Forget the first section the final two parts are well done: Good focus on the early work of Coop Himmelblau. There are no discussion topics on this vidller yet. His most recent book is Claude-Nicolas Ledoux: I was lucky to be reading this while I was working in Iceland, living near an abandoned village. Hedwig Van wuijkhuijse rated it liked it Feb 25, Wes rated it liked it Jun 16, vvidler Jacque Staub rated it it was amazing Oct 22, No trivia or quizzes yet.
There were very few illustrations and they were largely unrelated to the text.
The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely
I guess I will have to re-read it Anthony Vidler interprets contemporary buildings and project “Brilliant In his own attempt to advance a criticism uncanny theory that could support neo-avant-garde experimentation and dispute the 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.
Essays in the Modern Unhomely.
Anthony Vidler is William R. Books by Anthony Vidler. Alas– poorly illustrated, with little visual sense of what uncanny architecture looks like. Julie rated it it was amazing Dec 17,