The construction of architecture

Gough, Tim (2004) The construction of architecture. In: CongressCATH 2004 : The architecture of philosophy/The philosophy of architecture; 9 - 11 Jul 2004, Bradford, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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This paper will proceed, via a brief discussion of Hans-Georg Gadamer�s anti-aesthetics of architecture, to outline why the architectural metaphor in philosophy is never simply a metaphor, using as a guide the critique of origins and sources contained in Jacques Derrida�s essay Qual Quelle. The question will be raised as to whether the tools and structures of philosophy, such as the difference between materiality and non-materiality, abstract thought and practice, are entirely adequate to architectural debate; and whether, in questioning these structures, it is possible to address Bataille�s critique of architecture (as interpreted in Denis Hollier�s Against Architecture) as the expression of pre-existing social order and power.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Title: CongressCATH 2004 : The architecture of philosophy/The philosophy of architecture
Research Area: Architecture and the built environment
History of art, architecture and design
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (until 2017) > School of Architecture and Landscape
Depositing User: Timothy Gough
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2009 09:32
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2012 21:48

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