The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture by Nadir LahijiThe Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture by Nadir Lahiji

The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture

EditorNadir Lahiji

Hardcover | June 5, 2014

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The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture brings together a respected team of philosophers and architecture scholars to ask what impact architecture has over today's culture and society. For three decades critical philosophy has been in discourse with architecture. Yet following the recent radical turn in contemporary philosophy, architecture's role in contemporary culture is rarely addressed. In turn, the architecture discourse in academia has remained ignorant of recent developments in radical philosophy. Providing the first platform for a debate between critics, architects and radical philosophers, this unique collection unties these two schools of thought. Contributors reason for or against the claim of the "missed encounter" between architecture and radical philosophy. They discuss why our prominent critical philosophers devote stimulating writings to the ideological impact of arts on the contemporary culture - music, literature, cinema, opera, theatre - without attempting a similar comprehensive analysis of architecture. By critically evaluating recent philosophy in relation to contemporary architecture, The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture presents a thorough understanding of the new relationship between architecture and radical philosophy.
Nadir Lahiji is Associate Professor of architecture at the University of Canberra, Australia. He is the editor of Architecture Against the Post-Political: Re-claiming the Critical Project (Routledge, 2014). He previously edited The Political Unconscious of Architecture: Re-opening Jameson's Narrative (Ashgate, 2011).
Title:The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with ArchitectureFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:256 pages, 9.5 × 6.3 × 1 inShipping dimensions:9.5 × 6.3 × 1 inPublished:June 5, 2014Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1472512189

ISBN - 13:9781472512185


Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors Acknowledgements Introduction: Philosophy and Architecture: Encounters and Missed Encounters, Idols and Idolatries 1. The Forgotten Political Art par excellence?: Architecture, Design and the Social Sculpting of the Body Politic, Gabriel Rockhill 2. Architecture and the Politics of Aesthetics: Autonomy, Heteronomy and the Philosophy of Art, David Cunningham 3. We Are Already Dwelling: Hegel and the Transcendence of Place, Todd McGowan 4. Kant, Modernity and the Absent Public, Mark Jarzombek 5. The New Phantasmagoria: Transcoding the Violence of Financial Capitalism, Douglas Spencer 6. Imitating Critique, or the Problematic Legacy of the Venice School, Andrew Leach 7. Gentri-Fiction and our (E)States of Reality: On the Fatigued Images of Architecture and the Exhaustion of the Image of Thought, H¿l¿ne Frichot 8. Radical Infrastructure? A New Realism and Materialism in Philosophy and Architecture, Joel McKim 9. Casa Come Me: Rocks, Ruins and Shells in Kracauer and Chatwin, Graeme Gilloch 10. Habit, Distraction, Absorption: Reconsidering Walter Benjamin and the Relation of Architecture to Film, Richard Charles Strong 11. Hetero-Architecture: The Style of 'Whatever' in Art, Architecture and Fashion, Rex Butler 12. Architecture and Antiphilosophy, Nadir Lahiji Architecture's Theoretical Death: A Conversation with Slovenian Philosopher Mladen Dolar Index

Editorial Reviews

This volume questions the long tradition of complacent relationships between architecture and philosophy. It criticises the direct application of philosophy to architectural discourse and the misappropriation of philosophical concepts in architecture. Written by critical philosophers and theorists, the book challenges contemporary architects to think and work differently.