“Brilliant. Anthony Vidler is a conceptual conjurer of formidable skill.” — J. Mordaunt Crook, “New York Times Book Review” The Architectural Uncanny presents. Vidler, Anthony; The Architectural Uncanny; Unhomely Houses. By far the most popular topos of the 19th-century uncanny was the haunted house. First appearing in often fugitive publications between and , Anthony Vidler’s diverse yet oddly familiar essays have found a convenient and timely.
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The essays are at once fidler to situate contemporary discourse in its own intellectual tradition and theoretical–opening up the complex and difficult relationships between politics, social thought, and architectural design in an era when the reality of homelessness and the idealism of the neo-avant-garde have never seemed so far apart.
The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely by Anthony Vidler
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Other editions – View all The Architectural Uncanny: Open Preview See a Problem? Paperbackpages. There were very few illustrations and they were largely unrelated to the text. Uncannt this singular quest, Anthony Vidler has emerged as perhaps the most articulate architectural historian of the modern period and certainly as one of the most sympathetic critics of the postwar avant-gardes.
The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely
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He interprets the unsettling qualities of today’s architecture–its fragmented neo-constructivist forms reminiscent of dismembered bodies, its “seeing walls” replicating the passive gaze of domestic cyborgs, its historical monuments indistinguishable from glossy reproductions – in the light of modern reflection on questions of social and individual estrangement, alienation, exile, and homelessness.
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Lists with This Book. Anthony Vidler interprets contemporary buildings and projects in light of the resurgent interest in the uncanny as a metaphor for a fundamentally “unhomely” modern condition. Jeanmarie rated it liked it Jun 27, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Hazirah Hamzah rated it really liked it May 20, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Jan 18, Roberta rated it did not like it Shelves: Apr 08, DoctorM rated it it was ok Shelves: I guess I will have to re-read it In recent years, however, architecture has become a self-conscious and critical endeavor open to the insights of other forms of knowledge.
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But, when you talk about the uncanny, I suppose you end up with Freud, and when you end up with Freud, it’s gonna get all psychological. MIT Press- Architecture – pages. Hedwig Van wuijkhuijse rated it liked it Feb 25, For me, the emphasis on the psychological approach to knowing eclipsed other modes of knowledge.
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