Opens image gallery
Brand new: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. See the ... Read moreabout the condition
|Author:||Nadir Lahiji (editor of compilation)||Language:||English|
|Publication Year:||2012||Title:||The Political Unconscious of Architecture|
|Thirty years have passed since eminent cultural and literary critic Fredric Jameson wrote his classic work, The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act, in which he insisted that 'there is thing that is t social and historical - indeed, that everything is in the last analysis political'. Bringing together a team of leading scholars including Slavoj Zizek, Joan Ockman, Jane Rendell, and Kojin Karatani, this book critically examines the important contribution made by Jameson to the radical critique of architecture over this period, highlighting its continued importance to contemporary architecture discourse. Jameson's tion of the 'political unconscious' represents one of the most powerful tions in the link between aesthetics and politics in contemporary discourse. Taking this, along with other key concepts from Jameson, as the basis for its chapters, this anthology asks questions such as: Is architecture a place to stage 'class struggle'?, How can architecture act against the conditions that 'affirmatively' produce it? What does 'the critical', and 'the negative', mean in the discourse of architecture? and, How do we prevent architecture from participating in the reproduction of the cultural logic of late capitalism? This book breaks new ground in architectural criticism and offers insights into the interrelationships between politics, culture, space, and architecture and, in doing so, it acts as a counter-balast to the current trend in architectural research where a general aestheticization dominates the discourse.|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis Ltd|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||129201887|
|Product Key Features|
|Additional Product Features|
|Content Note||Includes 12 B&W Illustrations|
|Series Edited by||Dr. Eamonn Canniffe|
|Author Biography||Nadir Lahiji is an architect, critic, educator, and a theorist. He teaches architecture theory, modernity, and contemporary criticism in the intersections of philosophy, radical social theory, and psychoanalytical theory.|
|Country of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Imprint||Ashgate Publishing Limited|
|Date of Publication||18/12/2012|
|Edited by||Nadir Lahiji|
Item must be returned within
30 days after the buyer receives it
There are 2 items available. Please enter a number less than or equal to 2.
Select a valid country.
Please enter a valid postcode.
Please enter five or nine numbers for the postcode.
Domestic handling time
Will usually send within 4 business days of receiving cleared payment - opens in a new window or tab.
|Payment method||Preferred / Accepted|