“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. First appearing in often fugitive publications between and , Anthony Vidler’s diverse yet oddly familiar essays have found a convenient and timely.
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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. Essays in the Modern Unhomely. Rebecca rated it liked it Mar 21, In recent years, however, architecture has become a self-conscious and critical endeavor open to the insights of other forms of knowledge. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: MIT Press- Architecture – pages.
Essays in architextural Modern Unhomely. Published March 29th by Mit Press first published Sep 20, David Thomas rated it really liked it. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Hedwig Van wuijkhuijse rated it liked it Feb 25, 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.
I guess I will have to re-read it For nucanny, the emphasis on the psychological approach to knowing eclipsed other modes of knowledge. Trivia About The Architectural There are no discussion topics on this book yet. References to this book Warped Space: Focusing on the work of architects such as Bernard Tschumi, Kncanny 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.
The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely
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. The essays are at once historical 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.
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The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely by Anthony Vidler
Sep 16, Leonardo marked it as to-keep-ref Shelves: Alas– poorly illustrated, with little anfhony sense of what uncanny architecture looks like. Kirsten rated it ajthony it Jun 02, In this singular quest, Anthony Vidler has emerged as perhaps the most articulate architectural historian of the modern period architcetural certainly as one of the most sympathetic critics of the postwar avant-gardes. 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 postmodernism, and enables a more productive understanding of modernity with its related experiences of estrangement, alienation, nostalgia, etc.
The main theme is the psychology of a place, or house- and reminded me of the book Landscapes of Fear by Yi Fu Tuan.
Be the first to ask a question about The Architectural Uncanny. Jan 18, Roberta rated it did not like it Shelves: Anthony Vidler is William R. Stephen rated it liked it Jan 04, I bought this book because I thought it was about architecture The art and science of designing and erecting buildings. Luca rated it liked it Feb 01, Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Professor of Architecture at Princeton University. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Essays in the Modern Unhomely Mit Press. 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.
Essays in the Modern Unhomely by Anthony Vidler. 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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The Architectural Uncanny presents an engaging and original series of meditations on issues and figures that are at the heart 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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