This innovative edited collection charts the rise, fall and possible futures of the word primitive. The word primitive is fundamental to the discipline of architecture in the west, providing a convenient starting point for the many myths of architecture's origins. Since the almost legendary 1970s conference on the Primitive, with the advent of post-modernism and, in particular, post-colonialism, the word has fallen from favour in many disciplines. Despite this, architects continue to use the word to mythologize and reify ...

Primitive: Original Matters in Architecture 2006, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415385398

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Primitive: Original Matters in Architecture 2006, Routledge, New York, NY

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