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Derrida for architects.


Derrida for architects.

Coyne, Richard.



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Thinkers for architects; 7


Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) was one of the few philosophers to write explicitly about architecture, says Coyne (architecture, U. of Edinburgh), and he here rethinks how the French philosopher's thinking has impacted the profession. In particular, he argues that the architecture style called 'deconstructionism' that developed during the 1980s and 1990s falls far short of realizing what is radical in his contribution to understanding architecture. He ponders Derrida's views of architecture as an institution with all the usual trappings of one, and how the intellectual procedures he used to analyze texts and resolve philosophical problems can be used in architecture as well.

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Date:Aug 1, 2011
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