Architecture and Disjunction

By: Bernard Tschumi

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Avant-garde theorist and architect Bernard Tschumi is equally well known for his writing and his practice. Architecture and Disjunction, which brings together Tschumi's essays from 1975 to 1990, is a lucid and provocative analysis of many of the key issues that have engaged architectural discourse over the past two decades -- from deconstructive theory to recent concerns with the notions of event and program.The essays develop different themes in contemporary theory as they relate to the actual making of architecture, attempting to realign the discipline with a new world culture characterized by both discontinuity and heterogeneity. Included are a number of seminal essays that incited broad attention when they first appeared in magazines and journals, as well as more recent and topical texts.Tschumi's discourse has always been considered radical and disturbing. He opposes modernist ideology and postmodern nostalgia since both impose restrictive criteria on what may be deemed "legitimate" cultural conditions. He argues for focusing on our immediate cultural situation, which is distinguished by a new postindustrial "unhomeliness" reflected in the ad hoc erection of buildings with multipurpose programs. The condition of New York and the chaos of Tokyo are thus perceived as legitimate urban forms.

Title: Architecture and Disjunction

Author: Bernard Tschumi

Categories: Architecture,

Publisher: The MIT Press: 1998

ISBN Number: 0262700603

ISBN Number 13: 9780262700603

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Type: Architecture

Seller ID: 144235

Description: Book is in excellent condition in every respect. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Dust jacket shows the slightest signs of shelf wear only, no tears. 261 pages. Chapters include: The architectural paradox, Questions of space, Architecture and transgression, The pleasure of architecture, The violence of architecture, Spaces and events, Madness and the combinative, Abstract mediation and strategy, Disjunctions

Keywords: Architectural, paradox, Questions , transgression, pleasure , violence , architecture, Spaces , events, Madness , combinative, Abstract, mediation , strategy, Disjunctions,