The Socius of Architecture: Amsterdam, Tokyo, New York

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010 Publishers, 2000 - Architecture - 256 pages
Tri-part investigation of architecture, urbanism and design proposals. Critical analysis, sociological research and architectural projects. Critical position regarding the possibility of architecture to engage in the current socio political discourse. Analysis of the Kunsthal in Rotterdam and IJ Bank and Westerdok projects of the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. Description of the cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Tokyo. Design proposal for architectural projects and urban research.

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Page 179 - The space in which we live, which draws us out of ourselves, in which the erosion of our lives, our time and our history occurs, the space that claws and gnaws at us, is also, in itself, a heterogeneous space.
Page 100 - Desiringmachines make us an organism; but at the very heart of this production, within the very production of this production, the body suffers from being organized in this way, from not having some other sort of organization, or no organization at all.
Page 251 - Rhizome city 1 Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus. Capitalism and Schizophrenia, translation and preface by Brian Massumi, Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 1987, p.
Page 248 - Susan Buck-Morss, The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1989), and The Flaneur, ed.
Page 254 - David Harvey, The Condition of Postmodernity: An Enquiry into the Origins of Cultural Change (Cambridge. MA: Blackwell, 1989) and Justice, Nature and the Geography of Difference (Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1996). Fredric Jameson, Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (Durham: Duke University Press.
Page 251 - November 28, 1947: How Do You Make Yourself a Body without Organs?
Page 100 - The body without organs, the unproductive, the unconsumable, serves as a surface for the recording of the entire process of production of desire, so that desiring-machines seem to emanate from it in the apparent objective movement that establishes a relationship between the machines and the body without organs.
Page 224 - I've seen the real thing, in the last years of the twentieth century in the world's greatest city. The lobby and the adjacent "sitting room" were jammed with men standing, sitting, or stretched out in various positions on the floor. It was as lost a collection of souls as I could have imagined. Old and young, scarred and smooth, stinking and clean, crippled and hale, drunk and sober, ranting and still, parts of another world and parts of this one. The city promises to take in anyone who asks. Those...
Page 196 - ... A whiff of coal smoke stung his nostrils. He hung out of the window a long while looking up and down the street. The world's second metropolis. In the brick houses and the dingy lamplight and the voices of a group of boys kidding and quarreling on the steps of a house opposite, in the regular firm tread of a policeman, he felt a marching like soldiers, like a sidewheeler going up the Hudson under the Palisades, like an election parade, through long streets towards something tall white full of...
Page 149 - Thirdspace: a lived space of radical openness and unlimited scope, where all histories and geographies, all times and places, are immanently presented and represented, a strategic space of power and domination, empowerment and resistance.

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