“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. Download Citation on ResearchGate | The Architectural Uncanny | This essay argues that (post)colonial cities are often studies in what Anthony Vidler calls the .
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Rebecca rated it liked it Mar 21, In recent annthony, however, architecture has become a self-conscious and critical endeavor open to the insights of other forms of knowledge.
It’s about feeling scared by buildings. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Rather than complementing one another within the same pages of the current volume, however, these twin roles have not reached an entirely comfortable resolution in accommodating his broader project precisely and perversely within the elastic concept of the uncanny.
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Refresh and try again. Be the first to ask a question about The Architectural Uncanny. I bought this book because I thought it was about architecture The art and science of designing and erecting buildings. Want to Read saving…. Kaity rated it really liked it Nov 29, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Dec 18, Natale Cozzolongo rated it really liked it Shelves: Dense, perceptive and argued with vigor.
Kirsten rated it liked it Jun 02, Hedwig Van wuijkhuijse rated it liked it Feb 25, Essays in the Modern Unhomely 3. 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 main theme is the psychology of a place, or house- and reminded me of the book Landscapes of Fear by Yi Fu Tuan.
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In part, this difference can be measured by the fact afchitectural, while architecture may have always had a privileged relation to the unheimlich, with its construction of an ultimately faulty barrier between the interior and exterior, in the early discussions architecture was merely a necessary backdrop for uncanny experiences.
Sep 16, Leonardo marked it as to-keep-ref Shelves: While the choice of most of these architects seems obvious with regard to an investigation into the unheimlich, in the case of others the uncanny appears to turn up in the strangest of places. Books by Anthony Vidler.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Anthony Vidler interprets contemporary buildings and projects in light of the resurgent interest in the uncanny as a metaphor for a fundamentally “unhomely” modern condition.
The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely by Anthony Vidler
Mordaunt Crook, “New York Times Book Review” The Architectural Uncanny presents an engaging and original series of meditations on issues and figures that are at the heart of the most pressing debates surrounding architecture today. Geoffrey Makstutis rated it it was amazing Jun 17, Return to Book Page. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Trivia About The Architectural Caroline rated it really liked it Feb 10, For me, the emphasis on the psychological approach to knowing eclipsed other modes of knowledge.
In this singular quest, Anthony Vidler has emerged as perhaps the agchitectural articulate architectural historian of the modern period and certainly as one of the most sympathetic critics of the postwar avant-gardes.