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Casa Come Me: Rocks, Ruins and Shells in Kracauer and Chatwin

The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...‘Moi aussi’ It begins in the bedroom. The husband, Paul Javal (Michel Picoli), leans under the covers. His wife, Camille (Brigitte Bardot), lies naked face-down on top of the bed. She begins a coquettish little game: ‘Do you love my...

Habit, Distraction, Absorption: Reconsidering Walter Benjamin and the Relation of Architecture to Film

The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...While it is true that many critical theorists and radical philosophers of the twentieth century engaged seriously with art and its relation to politics, it is also true that many focused perhaps too narrowly on literature, or film, or music...

Interrupting the street

Shirley Jordan

Shirley Jordan is Professor of French Literature and Visual Culture at Queen Mary University of London, UK, where she writes about contemporary women’s writing, displacement and hospitality, and city photography. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cities Interrupted : Visual Culture and Urban Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...This chapter starts from the premise that street photography is interruptive. It asks how street photography has evolved in recent years, what kinds of interruption are brought about by current practitioners and how these practitioners...

The Nuremberg Rally of 1934

Peter Blundell Jones

Peter Blundell Jones is Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Architecture And Ritual : How Buildings Shape Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Another great pageant tonight. Two hundred thousand party officials packed in the Zeppelin Wiese with their twenty-one thousand flags unfurled in the searchlights like a forest of weird trees. ‘We are strong and will get stronger’, Hitler...

Kant, Modernity and the Absent Public

The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The word public has such strong colloquial usage that even philosophically we can forget that it ‘has a history’. And if we then try to trace that history we usually find our discussion expanding into issues of politics, law, governance...

Architecture and the Politics of Aesthetics: Autonomy, Heteronomy and the Philosophy of Art

The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...This essay revisits some material first published in a piece entitled ‘A Seam with the Economic: Art, Architecture, Metropolis’, in Marta Kuzma and Peter Osborne (eds), ISMS: Constructing the Political in Contemporary Art. Oslo: Office...

Conclusion

Peter Blundell Jones

Peter Blundell Jones is Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Architecture And Ritual : How Buildings Shape Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Spatial and social patterns have appeared in this book repeatedly. They are particularly obvious on ceremonial occasions, but if you are looking for them they can be found ever present in the organization of institutions through room...

Place and Formulation

The Intelligence of Place : Topographies and Poetics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Rimbaud’s ‘Vagabonds’, Œuvres complètes, Paris, Gallimard, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, 1954, p. 190. The whole phrase runs like this: ‘So we wandered on, drinking cave-wine, eating road biscuit, with me eager to find the place...

Place and Loss

The Intelligence of Place : Topographies and Poetics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...All the new thinking is about loss/In this it resembles all the old thinking.1. Every person has a place of their own, even if it is unclear where that place is and what forms of attachment it entails. In the simplest sense we inhabit...

Miracles and ruins, citizens and shoppers: Frankfurt 1963

Shopping Towns Europe : Commercial Collectivity and the Architecture of the Shopping Centre, 1945–1975

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The human penchant for romantic traditionalism was strengthened to some extent in the face of the ruins which surrounded us on all sides. If anything, the Paris-based office of Georges Candilis, Alexis Josic and Shadrach Woods...