Plumbing: Sounding Modern Architecture

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Nadir Lahiji, Daniel S. Friedman
Princeton Architectural Press, 1997 - Architecture - 232 pages
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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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Contents

Acknowledgments
1
Introduction
7
Plumbers
15
The Right Angle
21
Architecture in Abjection
35
HELEN MOLESWORTH
75
This
76
Ground Level
93
Ornament and Sentimentality
123
Poche
137
The Pneumatic Bathroom
163
Siegfried Giedion and the Fascination of the
201
List of contributors
225
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About the author (1997)

Nadir Lahiji is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Canberra. He is the editor of A"rchitecture Against the Pot-Political: Re-Claming the Critical Project" and "The Political Unconscious of Architecture: Re-Opening Jameson's Narrative.

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