Against Architecture: The Writings of Georges Bataille

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MIT Press, 1992 - Architecture - 201 pages
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Over the past 30 years the writings of Georges Bataille have had a profound influenceon French intellectual thought, informing the work of Foucault, Derrida, and Barthes, among others.Against Architecture offers the first serious interpretation of this challenging thinker, spellingout the profoundly original and radical nature of Bataille's work.Denis Hollier is Professor ofFrench at Yale University.

 

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Hollier approaches Bataille through his criticism of architecture. Bataille stressed the authoritarian potential of monuments: their builders often sought to mold human beings according to a fixed ... Read full review

Contents

The Hegelian Edifice
3
On Bataille
23
Summa Theologica
36
Contents
42
The Labyrinth the Pyramid and the Labyrinth
57
The Caesarean
74
The Caesarean
138
Notes
173
Index
197
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Denis Hollier is Professor of French at Yale University.

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