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Thanks for telling vid,er about the problem. Return to Book Page. Essays in the Modern Unhomely by Anthony Vidler. Anthony Vidler is a conceptual conjurer of formidable skill. Mordaunt Crook, “New York Times Book Review” The Architectural Uncanny presents an engaging and original series of meditations on issues and figures that are at the heart of the most acrhitectural debates surrounding architecture today. Anthony Vidler interprets contemporary buildings and project “Brilliant Anthony Vidler interprets contemporary buildings and projects in light of the resurgent interest in the uncanny as a metaphor for a fundamentally “unhomely” agchitectural condition.
The essays are at once historical and theoretical, opening up the complex and difficult relationships between politics, social thought, and architectural design in an era when the reality of homelessness and the idealism of the neo-avant-garde have never seemed so far apart.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jan 13, Shaun rated it it was amazing.
I was lucky to be reading this while I was working in Iceland, living near an abandoned village. The main theme is the psychology of a place, or house- and reminded me of the book Landscapes of Fear by Yi Fu Tuan.
It’s about feeling scared by buildings. Apr 08, DoctorM rated it it was ok Shelves: Forget the first section the final two parts are well done: Good focus on the early work of Coop Himmelblau.
Alas– poorly illustrated, with little visual sense of what uncanny architecture looks like. Jan 18, Roberta rated it did not like it Shelves: I bought this book because I thought it was about architecture The art and science of designing and erecting buildings. There was a lot of philosophy and literature and a little psychology but I was hard pressed to find any architecture.
There were very few illustrations and they were largely unrelated to the text. Sep 20, David Thomas rated it really liked it.
Dense, perceptive and argued with vigor. For me, the emphasis on the psychological approach to knowing eclipsed other modes of knowledge. But, when you talk about the uncanny, I suppose you end up with Freud, and when you end up with Freud, it’s gonna get all psychological.
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