Benjamin For Architects: Thinkers For Architects by Brian ElliottBenjamin For Architects: Thinkers For Architects by Brian Elliott

Benjamin For Architects: Thinkers For Architects

byBrian ElliottEditorBrian Elliott

Paperback | January 12, 2011

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Walter Benjamin has become a decisive reference point for a whole range of critical disciplines, as he constructed a unique and provocative synthesis of aesthetics, politics and philosophy.

Examining Benjamin¿s contributions to cultural criticism in relation to the works of Max Ernst, Adolf Loos, Le Corbusier and Sigfried Giedion, this book also situates Benjamin¿s work within more recent developments in architecture and urbanism.

This is a concise, coherent account of the relevance of Walter Benjamin¿s writings to architects, locating Benjamin¿s critical work within the context of contemporary architecture and urbanism.

Brian Elliottcurrently teaches philosophy at Oregon State and Portland State University. His recent bookConstructing Community(Rowman & Littlefield, 2010) is an exploration of three contemporary theories of community in light of currently influential approaches to urban development across liberal democracies.
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Title:Benjamin For Architects: Thinkers For ArchitectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublished:January 12, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415558158

ISBN - 13:9780415558150

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Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Metropolitanism and Method  2. Radicalism and Revolution  3. Modernism and Memory  4. Utopianism and Utility  5. Participation and Politics  6. Benjamin's Memorial