Anglais Pier Vittorio Aureli : architecture and abstraction (édition en anglais)

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A landmark study of abstraction in architectural history, theory, and practice that challenges our assumptions about the meaning of abstract forms.

In this theoretical study of abstraction in architecture--the first of its kind--Pier Vittorio Aureli argues for a reconsideration of abstraction, its meanings, and its sources. Although architects have typically interpreted abstraction in formal terms--the purposeful reduction of the complexities of design to its essentials--Aureli shows that abstraction instead arises from the material conditions of building production. In a lively study informed by Walter Benjamin, Karl Marx, Alfred Sohn-Rethel, and other social theorists, this book presents abstraction in architecture not as an aesthetic tendency but as a movement that arises from modern divisions of labor and consequent social asymmetries.

These divisions were anticipated by the architecture of antiquity, which established a distinction between manual and intellectual labor, and placed the former in service to the latter. Further abstractions arose as geometry, used for measuring territories, became the intermediary between land and money and eventually produced the logic of the grid. In our own time, architectural abstraction serves the logic of capitalism and embraces the premise that all things can be exchanged--even experience itself is a commodity. To resist this turn, Aureli seeks a critique of architecture that begins not by scaling philosophical heights, but by standing at the ground level of material practice.


Rayons : Arts et spectacles > Architecture / Urbanisme > Essais / Réflexions / Ecrits sur l'architecture


  • Auteur(s)

    Pier Vittorio Aureli

  • Éditeur

    Mit Press

  • Distributeur

    Interart

  • Date de parution

    07/11/2023

  • EAN

    9780262545235

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    328 Pages

  • Longueur

    20.3 cm

  • Largeur

    13.7 cm

  • Poids

    368 g

  • Support principal

    Grand format

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