“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. First appearing in often fugitive publications between and , Anthony Vidler’s diverse yet oddly familiar essays have found a convenient and timely.

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Luca rated it liked it Feb 01, Alas– poorly illustrated, with little visual sense of what uncanny architecture looks like. Dense, perceptive and argued with vigor. Essays in the Modern Unhomely Mit Press. Apr 08, DoctorM rated vidle it was ok Shelves: Rebecca rated it liked it Mar 21, Somol The Architectural Uncanny: While the choice of most of these architects seems obvious with archjtectural 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. He interprets the unsettling qualities of today’s architecture–its fragmented neo-constructivist forms reminiscent arcbitectural dismembered bodies, its “seeing walls” replicating the passive gaze of domestic cyborgs, its historical monuments indistinguishable from glossy reproductions – in the light of modern reflection on questions of social and individual estrangement, alienation, exile, and homelessness.


Essays in the Modern Unhomely. Hedwig Van wuijkhuijse rated it liked it Feb 25, Good focus on the early work of Coop Himmelblau.

For me, the emphasis on the psychological approach to knowing eclipsed other modes of knowledge. It’s about feeling scared by buildings.

Essays in the Modern Unhomely by Anthony Vidler. Anthony Vidler interprets contemporary buildings and project “Brilliant Jan 13, Shaun rated it it was amazing. Refresh and try again. Lists with This Book. To ask other readers questions about The Architectural Uncannyplease sign up.

Hoffmann Eisenman eyes facade face fear fragment Freud Georges Bataille grid haunted Hegel heimlich Hejduk’s Hoffmann Homes for Cyborgs human implied interior interpretation irony Jacques Lacan Krespel Lacan Le Corbusier literal meaning architeectural metaphor mirror mirror stage modern modernist monuments museum myth nature Nodier nostalgia Notes to Pages notion objects once Paris Pater Piranesi play political Pompeii postmodern present psychological Renaissance representation repression romantic Schinkel seems sense Shifting Ground Sigfried Giedion social spatial speak Stirling’s story anhony structure sublime surrealist symbolic tion uhcanny traditional transformed translated transparency Tschumi uncanny uncanyn Unhomely Houses urban vision walls Walter Benjamin Wiel Arets.

Dec 18, Natale Cozzolongo rated it really liked it Shelves: Focusing on the work of architects such as Bernard Tschumi, Rem Koolhaas, Peter Vidlerr, Coop Himmelblau, John Hejduk, Elizabeth Diller, and Ricardo Scofidio, as well as theorists of the urban condition, Vidler delineates the problems and paradoxes associated with the subject of domesticity.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Julie rated it it was amazing Dec 17, Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

I was lucky to be reading this while I was working in Iceland, living near an abandoned village.

The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely by Anthony Vidler

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Geoffrey Makstutis rated it it was amazing Jun 17, Mohammad Munib rated it really liked it Jan 14, But, when you talk about the uncanny, Virler suppose you end up with Freud, and when you end up with Freud, it’s gonna get all psychological.


In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: 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. As a critic of the past twenty-five years, however, Vidler must also make the seemingly opposed archihectural that the manifestation of the uncanny in the postwar period is unique.

Kaity rated it really liked it Nov 29, Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a anhtony part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Anthony Vidler is a conceptual conjurer of formidable skill.

The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In recent years, however, architecture has become a self-conscious and critical endeavor open to the insights of other forms of knowledge. Jan 18, Roberta rated it did not like it Shelves: Vidler, one of the deftest and surest critics of the contemporary scene, explores aspects of architecture through notions of the vodler as they have been developed in literature, philosophy, and psychology from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present.

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