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The Architecture of Deconstruction : Derrida's Haunt - Mark Wigley

The Architecture of Deconstruction

Derrida's Haunt

Paperback Published: 4th August 1995
ISBN: 9780262731140
Number Of Pages: 294
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Nowhere, Mark Wigley asserts, are the stakes higher for deconstruction than in architecture--architecture is the Achilles' heel of deconstructive discourse, the point of vulnerability upon which all of its arguments depend. By locating the architecture already hidden within deconstructive discourse, Wigley opens up more radical possibilities for both architecture and deconstruction. He tracks the tacit argument about architecture embedded within Jacques Derrida's discourse, a curious line of argument that passes through each of the philosopher's texts, provocatively turning Derrida's reading strategy back on his texts to expose the architectural dimension of their central notions like law, economy, writing, place, domestication, translation, spacing, laughter, and dance.

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The many ever unexpected twists and turns of the dancingdeconstructivist...give the book its meaning. It is the'insistent indirectness' of the argument which is impresive.The current architectural discourse is not so much rejuvenated by it, as rediscovered in all its magnitude and profundity...the ethical and political engagement of this text is never far to seek. Experiencing this intoxicating dance is a real delight, and that in itself vouches for its merit. This text is warmly recommended to architects, philosophers and to everyone else. -- Geert Bekaert * Archis Magazine *

The Translation of Deconstructionp. 1
Unbuilding Architecturep. 35
The Slippery Art of Spacep. 59
The Domestication of the Housep. 97
Throwing Up Architecturep. 123
Doing the Twistp. 149
Dislocating Spacep. 177
In-Conclusionp. 205
Notesp. 221
Referencesp. 263
Indexp. 273
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ISBN: 9780262731140
ISBN-10: 0262731142
Series: The Architecture of Deconstruction
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 4th August 1995
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.4