“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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There was a lot of philosophy and literature and a little psychology but I was hard pressed to find any architecture. Contact Contact Us Help. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sep 20, David Thomas rated it really liked it. 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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. 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.
Stephen rated it liked it Jan 04, There were very few illustrations and they were largely unrelated to the text.
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. Published March 29th by Mit Press first published Somol The Architectural Uncanny: My library Help Advanced Book Search.
No trivia or quizzes yet. It’s about feeling scared by buildings. Julie rated it it was amazing Dec 17, Dec 18, Natale Cozzolongo rated it really liked it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem?
Liz rated it it was amazing May 08, 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.
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Tom M rated it it was ok Aug 18, Common terms and phrases aesthetic Altes Museum analogy apparently architect architecture avant-garde Bataille Bernard Tschumi bodily body Boullee building century classical construction contemporary context Coop Himmelblau Corbusier Corbusier’s critical culture Cyborgs dark space death Derrida Diller and Scofidio double dream Duchamp E.
Anna rated it really liked it Sep 18, In his own attempt to advance a criticism and theory that could support neo-avant-garde experimentation and dispute uuncanny Forget the first section the final two parts are well done: I guess I will have to re-read it 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, alienation, exile, and homelessness.
Paperbackpages. Hoffmann Eisenman eyes facade face fear fragment Freud Georges Bataille grid haunted Hegel heimlich Hejduk’s Hoffmann Homes for Cyborgs human implied interior interpretation irony Jacques Lacan Architectueal Lacan Le Corbusier literal meaning memory metaphor mirror mirror stage modern modernist monuments museum myth nature Nodier nostalgia Notes to Pages notion objects once Paris Pater Piranesi play political Pompeii postmodern present psychological Renaissance representation repression romantic Schinkel seems sense Shifting Ground Sigfried Giedion social spatial speak Stirling’s story strange structure sublime surrealist symbolic tion traces traditional transformed translated transparency Tschumi uncanny unheimlich Unhomely Houses urban vision walls Walter Benjamin Wiel Arets.
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The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely
Hazirah Hamzah rated it really liked it May 20, Refresh and try again. The Architectural Uncanny presents an engaging and original series of meditations on issues and figures that are at the heart Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Hedwig Van wuijkhuijse rated it liked it Feb 25, References to this book Warped Space: 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.
Alas– poorly illustrated, with little visual sense of what uncanny architecture looks like. Rather than complementing one another within the same pages of the current volume, however, these twin roles have not reached an entirely comfortable resolution in accommodating his broader project precisely and perversely within the elastic concept of the uncanny. Apr 08, DoctorM rated it it was ok Shelves: Wes rated it liked it Jun 16, Sep 16, Leonardo marked it as to-keep-ref Shelves: Rebecca rated it liked it Mar 21, 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.