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Serious structure examines the connection among severe perform in structure and architectural feedback. putting structure in an interdisciplinary context, the book explores architectural feedback on the subject of modes of feedback in different disciplines - particularly artwork feedback - and considers how severe perform in structure operates via a few varied modes: constructions, drawings and texts. With forty essays by way of a world solid of major architectural lecturers, this obtainable unmarried resource text on the topical topic of architectural feedback is perfect for undergraduate in addition to put up graduate examine.

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1 With this largely intergenerational, principally North American ‘conversation’, Manfredo Tafuri (1935–4) has returned to the discursive centre with renewed importance. Conducted over three decades, his relentless interrogation of the departments of architectural culture comprises one of the most sustained investigations ever of the ‘problems’ facing architecture’s institutional composition. These problems have returned to the forefront as Grey Room confronts its Assemblage parents and Oppositions grandparents, as academics trade blows across generations in the pages of Harvard Design Magazine and Perspecta, and as a ‘new pragmatics’ publicly refines the terms of an architectural theory for architecture’s sake.

12 Simultaneously confronting the values of both past and present, this practice searches out – refining its tools constantly in relation to its materials – a mode of representation that renders these values and the values of historiography transparent. Its target is the ideological insularity propagated by testing architectural knowledge solely against architectural theory. The obstacle that Tafuri encounters, though, is that this figure of the historian does not really exist except as a replica of Tafuri himself, an institutionalisation of all his biographical and contextual specificities.

This presentation of the work of the Department of Architectural History must therefore be in the form of a detailed description rather than a projection of aims. ), AD Profile 59: The School of Venice, a special issue of Architectural Design, 55, 5/6, 1985, pp. 4–80) Break down, recover the causes, describe: this is the vocabulary of a careful, rigorous – orthodox – history that seems to have forgotten the anxiety and the tension of its project. On the other hand there is the ‘delirious’ work – delirious of a redefined delirium – of those I have identified as Tafuri’s ‘daughters’, the mulieres delirantes whose emphasis on the provisional nature of history re-opens historical constructions to expose what had been ‘intentionally left out’: ‘The importation of material from elsewhere,’ writes Ingraham, ‘the plurality of knowledge that accompanies the formation of architecture, is also a guarantee that architecture will be open, especially open [.

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