Architectural Philosophy

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Bloomsbury Academic, Aug 1, 2001 - Philosophy - 240 pages
Architectural Philosophy is the first book to outline a philosophical account of architecture and to establish the singularity of architectural practice and theory. This dazzling sequence of essays opens out the subject of architecture, touching on issues as wide ranging as the problem of memory and the dystopias of science fiction. Arguing for the indissolubility of form and function, Architectural Philosophy explores both the definition of the site and the possibility of alterity. The analysis of the nature of the present and the complex sructure of repetition allows for the possibility of judgement, a judgement that arises from a reworked politics of architecture.

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Andrew Benjamin is Professor of Critical Theory and Philosophical Aesthetics at Monash University, Australia. His previous publications include: Writing Art and Architecture(Re: press, 2010) Of Jews and Animals (Edinburgh University Press, 2010), Style and Time: Essays on the Politics of Appearance (Northwestern UP, 2006), Disclosing Spaces: On Painting (Clinamen Press, 2004), Philosophy's Literature (Clinamen Press, 2001) and Present Hope: Philosophy, Aesthetics, Judaism (Routledge, 1997). He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 2005.

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