Chora 3: Intervals in the Philosophy of Architecture

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Alberto Pérez-Gómez, Stephen Parcell
McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Mar 30, 1999 - Architecture - 352 pages
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The thirteen essays in this collection include historical subjects as well as speculative theoretical "projects" that blur conventional boundaries between history and fiction. Ricardo Castro provides an original reading of the Kogi culture in Colombia; Maria Karvouni explores philological and architectonic connections between the Greek demas (the political individual) and domus (the house); Mark Rozahegy speculates on relationships between architecture and memory; Myriam Blais discusses technical inventions by sixteenth-century French architect Philibert de l'Orme; Alberto Pérez-Gómez examines the late sixteenth-century reconstruction of the Temple of Jerusalem by Juan Bautista Villalpando; Janine Debanné offers a new perspective on Guarino Guarini's Chapel of the Holy Shroud in Turin; Katja Grillner examines the early seventeenth-century writings of Salomon de Caus and his built work in Heidelberg; David Winterton reflects on Charles-François Viel's "Letters"; Franca Trubiano looks at Jean-Jacques Lequeu's controversial Civil Architecture; Henrik Reeh considers the work of Sigfried Kracauer, a disciple of Walter Benjamin; Irena đantovská Murray reflects on work by artist Jana Sterbak; artist Ellen Zweig presents a textual project that demonstrates the charged poetic space created by film makers such as Antonioni and Hitchcock; and Swedish writer and architect Sören Thurell asks a riddle about architecture and its mimetic origins. The essays in this volume demonstrate a reconciliatory architecture that respects cultural differences, acknowledges the globalization of technological culture, and points to a referent other than itself.

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1 Invention as a Celebration of Materials
Dwelling and Dreaming
3 Surface and Appearance in Guarino Guarinis
Human and Divine Perspectives in the Works of Salomon de Caus
The Human Body as a Tectonic Construct
6 Juan Bautista Villalpandos Divine Model in Architectural Theory
A Heterotopian Motif in Siegfried Kracauer
8 Vitruvius Nietzsche and the Architecture of the Body
9 A Grand Piano Filled with Sand
JeanJacques Lequeu and the Poetics of the City in LArchitecture Civile
11 Architecture and the Vegetal Soul
Poetics of Space in the Work of Jana Sterbak
13 Absent Bodies Writing Rooms
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