Space as Storyteller: Spatial Jumps in Architecture, Critical Theory, and Literature

Spatial Jumps in Architecture, Critical Theory, and Literature
 
 
Northwestern University Press
  • erschienen am 30. Oktober 2016
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 264 Seiten
978-0-8101-3346-4 (ISBN)
 
Walter Benjamin's Arcades Project suggests that space can become a storyteller: if so, plenty of fleeting stories can be read in the space of modernity, where repetition and the unexpected cross-pollinate. In Space as Storyteller, Laura Chiesa explores several stories across a wide range of time that narrate spatial jumps, from Benjamin's tangential take on the cityscape, the experimentalism of Futurist theatricality, the multiple and potential atlases narrated by Italo Calvino and Georges Perec, and the posturban thought and practice of Bernard Tschumi and Rem Koolhaas/OMA. Space as Storyteller diverts attention from isolated disciplines and historical or geographical contexts toward transdisciplinary encounters that mobilize the potential to invent new spaces of comparison, a potential the author describes as ""architecturability.
  • Englisch
  • Evanston
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
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  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
27 black & white illustrations
  • Höhe: 231 mm
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  • Breite: 155 mm
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  • Dicke: 20 mm
  • 454 gr
978-0-8101-3346-4 (9780810133464)
0810133466 (0810133466)
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Laura Chiesa is an assistant professor of Italian at SUNY Buffalo, USA.

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