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

The Architectural Uncanny

Essays in the Modern Unhomely

Paperback Published: 29th March 1994
ISBN: 9780262720182
Number Of Pages: 274
For Ages: 18+ years old

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"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. 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 essays are at once historical and theoretical, opening up the complex and difficult relationships between politics, social thought, and architectural design in an era when the reality of homelessness and the idealism of the neo-avant-garde have never seemed so far apart.

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Brilliant....Anthony Vidler is a conceptual conjurer of formidable skill. -- J. Mordaunt Crook * New York Times Book Review *

Introductionp. 3
Unhomely Housesp. 17
Burned Alivep. 45
Homesicknessp. 57
Nostalgiap. 63
Architecture Dismemberedp. 69
Losing Facep. 85
Trick/Trackp. 101
Shifting Groundp. 117
Homes for Cyborgsp. 147
Dark Spacep. 167
Posturbanismp. 177
Psychometropolisp. 189
Oneirismp. 199
Vagabond Architecturep. 207
Transparencyp. 217
Notesp. 227
Acknowledgmentsp. 249
Indexp. 251
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ISBN: 9780262720182
ISBN-10: 0262720183
Series: The Architectural Uncanny
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 29th March 1994
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.3  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.45