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Christian Parreno

Christian Parreno is Assistant Professor of History and Theory of Architecture at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. He holds a PhD from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Boredom, Architecture, and Spatial Experience

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book chapter

...“In the beginning was boredom, commonly called chaos,” declares the eccentric antihero of Boredom, a novel by Alberto Moravia. Published in 1960, at the apex of mid-twentieth-century modernism, it portrays boredom as both antecedent to any...

International Style Confusions: Sigfried Giedion

Christian Parreno

Christian Parreno is Assistant Professor of History and Theory of Architecture at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. He holds a PhD from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Boredom, Architecture, and Spatial Experience

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book chapter

...The concern with how emotions relate to architecture, before and after its materialization, frames the architectural historiography by Sigfried Giedion. He employs instances of art and processes of mechanization to support an account...

A Unity of Disarray

Christian Parreno

Christian Parreno is Assistant Professor of History and Theory of Architecture at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. He holds a PhD from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Boredom, Architecture, and Spatial Experience

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book chapter

...In the twentieth century, the production and experience of the built environment is suffused with boredom. In architectural elaborations, its identification exposes the contradictions of the modern era; Le Corbusier quaintly noted,Truth...