Bare Architecture: A Schizoanalysis by Chris L. Smith

By Chris L. Smith

Bare structure: a schizoanalysis, is a poststructural exploration of the interface among structure and the physique. Chris L. Smith skilfully introduces and explains a number of recommendations drawn from poststructural philosophy to discover the way wherein the architecture/body relation should be rethought within the twenty first century. a number of recognized figures within the discourses of poststructuralism are invoked: Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Roland Barthes, Georges Bataille, Maurice Blanchot, Jorges Luis Borges and Michel Serres. those figures convey into view the philosophical body during which the physique is formulated.

Alongside the philosophy, the structure that Smith involves seek advice from as 'bare structure' is explored. Smith considers structure as a posh building and the ebook attracts upon literature, artwork and song, to supply a critique of the boundaries, extents and possibilities for structure itself. The booklet considers key works from the architects Douglas Darden, Georges Pingusson, Lacatan and Vassal, Carlo Scarpa, Peter Zumthor, Marco Casagrande and Sami Rintala and Raumlabor. Such works are engaged for his or her capacities to foster a rethinking of the relation among structure and the body.

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