Surrealism and Architecture

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Thomas Mical
Routledge, Feb 25, 2005 - Architecture - 376 pages

This is a historically informed examination of architecture's perceived absence in surrealist thought, surrealist tendencies in the theories and projects of modern architecture, and the place of surrealist thought in contemporary design.

This book represents current insights into surrealism in the thought and practice of modern architecture. In these essays, the role of the subconscious, the techniques of defamiliarization, aesthetic and social forces affecting the objects, interiors, cities and landscapes of the twentieth century are revealed. The book contains a diversity of voices from across modern art and architecture to bring into focus what is often overlooked in the histories of the modernist avant-garde. This collection examines the practices of writers, artists, architects, and urbanists with emphasis on a critique of the everyday world-view, offering alternative models of subjectivity, artistic effect, and the production of meanings in the built world.

 

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Contents

Thomas Mical
1
the domestic spaces of surrealism Krzysztof Fijalkowski
11
Gray Read
31
the architecture of Cornells desire Dickran Tashjian
41
Bryan Dolin
53
surrealist interference of space Silvano Levy
60
architecture psychoanalysis and petrification in Lacan and Dalí Spyros Papapetros
81
Alexander Gorlin
103
David Pinder
179
Raymond Spiteri
191
the utopian practices of the Paris group of the surrealist movement Jill Fenton
209
Fernando Magallanes
220
the case of Brasília Richard J Williams
234
Blanchot and the shadow city of surrealism M StoneRichards
249
Jean La Marche
273
Kari Jormakka
290

Le Corbusier reading Bataille Nadir Lahiji
119
Frederick Kiesler and his dream machine Stephen Phillips
140
the Villa Girasole an architecture of surrationalism David J Lewis Marc Tsurumaki and Paul Lewis
156
the Casa Malaparte and the metaphysical tradition Jacqueline Gargus
168
James Williamson
318
Bibliography
333
Index
351
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About the author (2005)

Thomas Mical completed his doctorate on Niezschean thought in De Chirico's metaphysical paintings. He completed his professional architecture degree at Harvard, and he has worked as a designer in Tokyo and Chicago, and does work in architectural theory. He has taught and lectured on surrealism in the US, UK, Europe, and the Middle East. Currently he is the Presidential (Assistant) Professor of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma, where his is affiliate faculty in Film Studies, Art History and International Studies.

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