"The Emperor Has No Clothes" is an old adage, but, in the sad case of Deconstructivism, it is absolutely appropriate, as Deconstructivism is really nothing more than Modernism in a new guise. Modernists, notably the Bauhausler, aimed for the clean slate, jettisoning everything that went before. Yet, at times, they claimed links with antecedents to ...
"The Emperor Has No Clothes" is an old adage, but, in the sad case of Deconstructivism, it is absolutely appropriate, as Deconstructivism is really nothing more than Modernism in a new guise. Modernists, notably the Bauhausler, aimed for the clean slate, jettisoning everything that went before. Yet, at times, they claimed links with antecedents to give a spurious historical ancestry to their aims and creations. These questionable links and precedents are now being claimed for the works of Deconstructivists by sympathetic architects and their supporters. The second edition of this book is the beginning of a long-overdue counterattack."
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Very Good+ Binding and contents are almost like new.; 9-7/8" Tall, 200pp. The white PAPER COVER, with black lettering on spine and front cover, is about the weight of posterboard. ARCHITECTURE. In 16 Parts: The Chessboard Model of Architectural Styles; The Danger of Deconstructivism; Charles Jencks & The New Paradigm in Architecture; Deconstructing the Decons; Death, Life, and Libeskind; Warped Space; Twentieth-Century Architecture as a Cult; Aggression in Architectural Education-The'Coup' in Viseu; Anti-Architecture and Religion; Contemporary Church Architecture and Saint Augustine's 'The City of God'; The Derrida Virus; Background Material for 'The Derrida Virus'; The New Ara Pacis Museum; The New Acropolis Museum; Architectural Theory & Work of Bernard Tschumi; Christopher Alexander & The New Architecture. Additional Contributors: Christopher Alexander, Michael Blowhard, James Stevens Curl, Brian Hanson, James Kalb, Michael Mehaffy, Terry M. Mikiten, Hillel Schocken, and Lucien Steil. Includes an Index.
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