Plumbing: Sounding Modern Architecture
Nadir Lahiji, Daniel S. Friedman
Princeton Architectural Press, 1997 - Architecture - 232 pages
One of the fundamental tenets of modernism was its image of hygiene, its ideal of bringing cleanliness and order to the great unwashed, as evident in Adolf Loos's 1898 article, Plumbers. Using Loos as a point of departure, the essays in this collection examine architecture through the multiple meanings inherent in plumbing - from the pipes of modern hygiene, to the plumb line of the right angle, to Marcel Duchamp's Ready-made urinal.
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List of contributors
Adolf Loos aesthetic archi architect architecture argues artifacts artist Bataille bathing bathroom bathtub become belly Benjamin body building Cambridge century chorobate clean cleanliness Colin Rowe concept construction contemporary Corbusier Corbusier's critical culture Dali discourse domestic dream Ellen Lupton essay facade film Fountain Freud gaze geometry Georges Bataille German Hal Foster horizontal human hygiene Ibid idea interior kitchen Kracklite Lacan Le Corbusier Lefebvre logic look Loos's macaronic machine Manole Marcel Duchamp Marco Frascari means ment metaphor mirror modern nature numinous objects painting plumb line plumber poche poetic production ready-made reflection relation representation right angle Scarpa sense Siegfried Giedion sink sion social space of reception superego surface symbolic theory tion trans ture twentieth-century University Press upright urinal vertical Victor Burgin Villa Savoye visible visual vita beata wall Walter Benjamin woman writes York