Intervals in the Philosophy of Architecture

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Alberto Pérez-Gómez, Stephen Parcell
McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 1996 - Architecture - 325 pages
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Karsten Harries provides a new and long-overdue reading of Martin Heidegger's well-known essay "Building Dwelling Thinking." Donald Kunze and Stephen Parcell consider possibilities of meaningful architectural space for a visual culture, continuing themes they addressed in Chora 1. Further reflections on the spaces of literature, cinema, and architecture include an interview with French writer and film maker Alain Robbe-Grillet and articles by Dagmar Motycka Weston on the surrealist city, Tracey Eve Winton on the museum as a paradigmatic modern building, and Terrance Galvin on spiritual space in the works of Jean Cocteau. Jean-Pierre Chupin and Bram Ratner explore historical themes in their essays on French Renaissance architect Philibert de l'Orme and the Jewish myth of the Golem. Gregory Caicco addresses ethical questions in his essay on the Greek agora and the death of Socrates, as does Lily Chi in her meditation on the critical issue of use in architectural works. A concern with architectural representation and generative strategies for the making of architecture is present throughout, especially in the essay by Joanna Merwood on the provocative House by British artist Rachel Whiteread.
 

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Contents

Socrates in the Agora Gregory Paul Caicco
1
On the Use of Architecture The Destination of Buildings Revisited
17
Hermes Laugh Philibert de lOrmes Imagery as a Case of Analogical Edification
37
The Angel and the Mirror Reflections on the Architecture of the Amalgam
69
Lessons of a Dream
91
Architecture as Site of Reception Part II SeaFood and Vampires
109
Concrete Blonde A Probe into Negative Space where Mysteries are Created
135
Surrealist Paris The NonPerspectival Space of the Lived City
149
The Metaphoric Architecture of the Diorama
179
The Legend of the Golem
217
Paradoxical Spaces in Literature Film and Architecture A Dialogue with Alain RobbeGrillet
245
When the Old Mirror is not yet Polished What Would You Say of it?
269
About the Authors
321
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Alberto Perez-Gomez is Saidye Rosner Bronfman Professor of the History of Architecture at McGill University. He is the author of "Architecture and the Crisis of Modern Science" (MIT Press, 1983) and (with Louise Pelletier) "Architecural Representation and the Perspective Hinge" (MIT Press, 1997).

Stephen Parcell is co-editor of the Chora series and associate professor, Dalhousie University.