“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. The architectural uncanny: essays in the modern unhomely. Anthony Vidler Published in in Cambridge (Mass.) by MIT press. Services. Reference details.
In recent years, however, architecture has become a self-conscious and critical endeavor open to the insights of other forms of knowledge.
The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely
Essays in the Modern Unhomely. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Dec 18, Natale Cozzolongo rated it really liked it Shelves: Jacque Staub rated it it was amazing Oct 22, References to this book Warped Space: For me, the emphasis on the psychological approach to knowing eclipsed other modes of knowledge.
Jan 13, Shaun rated it it was amazing. 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.
The essays are at once historical–serving 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. Anthony Vidler interprets contemporary buildings and project “Brilliant Professor of Architecture at Princeton University.
Kirsten rated it liked it Jun 02, In 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.
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Liz rated it it was amazing May 08, Forget the first section the final two parts are well done: Josh rated it it was amazing Aug 09, Jan 18, Roberta rated it did not like it Shelves: It’s about feeling scared by buildings.
Account Options Sign in. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Anna rated it really liked it Sep 18, Caroline rated it really liked it Feb 10, There were very few illustrations and they were largely unrelated to the text. Be the first to ask a question about The Architectural Uncanny. Hedwig Van wuijkhuijse rated it liked it Feb 25, Toby rated it really liked it Jul 25, Rebecca rated it liked it Mar 21, As a critic of the past twenty-five years, however, Vidler must also make the seemingly opposed claim that the manifestation of the uncanny in the postwar period is unique.
Beginning as early as in the case of American architecture, the techniques of the historical avant-garde were almost completely repressed with the final institutionalization of high modernism immediately after the war.
The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely by Anthony Vidler
Luca rated it liked it Feb 01, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Alas– poorly illustrated, with little visual sense of what uncanny architecture looks like.
His most recent book is Claude-Nicolas Ledoux: Refresh and try again. Vidler, one of the deftest and surest critics of the contemporary scene, explores aspects of architecture through notions of the uncanny as they have been developed in literature, philosophy, and psychology from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. Essays in the Modern Unhomely Mit Press.
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