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Irony, or, the self-critical opacity of postmodern architecture

By: Publication details: Yale University Press New Haven : 2013Description: x, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmISBN:
  • 9780300181517
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Introduction : Towering irony ; Intoxicated with dialectics ; Points of view ; Re-theorizing postmodernism ; Exergue: architectural gravity or space for irony Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown : Mature modernism: Le Corbusier's dauphin ; Gravity of the humanist viewpoint ; American anti-hero ; "Architects today are too educated" ; Complexity and (new) criticism ; Amoral aestheticist twists of the image ; Jester-architecture ; American hyper-realism: caricature ; "International of irony" Stanley Tigerman : Aesthetic devotees or ethic libertines ; Credo and refusés ; Architecture's irreparable wound ; Swerving humor ; The sexual shed ; Miesian nebulostiy ; ArchiLife ; An/architectural erring Arata Isozaki : Singular image ; Allegory: ruined body ; Retractive manifesto ; Suspended translations ; Fall of ideas ; Design-a-being ; Schizophrenic eclecticism ; Absolute nothingness Peter Eisenman : Theory: space of division ; Denial of self-identity ; Hollow figure ; Écriture double ; Dissimulating fictions ; Empty rhetoric: le pas au-delà ; Self-disintegration Rem Koolhaas : Transvaluated social contracts ; Detached insider ; Disciplinary Verwindung ; Sequential truths ; Simulated exodus ; Meta-stable freezones ; Leaping from the impasse of reflection ; Meta-modern theory Epilogue
Summary: Addresses the role of irony and finds a vitality and depth of dialectics largely ignored by historical critiques. This title reveals the beginning of a phenomenology of irony in architecture.
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Introduction : Towering irony ; Intoxicated with dialectics ; Points of view ; Re-theorizing postmodernism ; Exergue: architectural gravity or space for irony
Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown : Mature modernism: Le Corbusier's dauphin ; Gravity of the humanist viewpoint ; American anti-hero ; "Architects today are too educated" ; Complexity and (new) criticism ; Amoral aestheticist twists of the image ; Jester-architecture ; American hyper-realism: caricature ; "International of irony"
Stanley Tigerman : Aesthetic devotees or ethic libertines ; Credo and refusés ; Architecture's irreparable wound ; Swerving humor ; The sexual shed ; Miesian nebulostiy ; ArchiLife ; An/architectural erring
Arata Isozaki : Singular image ; Allegory: ruined body ; Retractive manifesto ; Suspended translations ; Fall of ideas ; Design-a-being ; Schizophrenic eclecticism ; Absolute nothingness
Peter Eisenman : Theory: space of division ; Denial of self-identity ; Hollow figure ; Écriture double ; Dissimulating fictions ; Empty rhetoric: le pas au-delà ; Self-disintegration
Rem Koolhaas : Transvaluated social contracts ; Detached insider ; Disciplinary Verwindung ; Sequential truths ; Simulated exodus ; Meta-stable freezones ; Leaping from the impasse of reflection ; Meta-modern theory
Epilogue

Addresses the role of irony and finds a vitality and depth of dialectics largely ignored by historical critiques. This title reveals the beginning of a phenomenology of irony in architecture.

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