THE LATENT WORLD OF ARCHITECTURE Selected Essays

ISBN: 9781032223261

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This book features thirteen essays by the late architect, philosopher and teacher Dalibor Vesely (1934–2015). Vesely was a leading authority on philosophical hermeneutics and phenomenology in relation to architecture worldwide, and influenced a generation of thinkers, teachers and practitioners. This collection presents the full range of his writing, drawing primarily from the history of art and architecture, as well as philosophy, theology, anthropology and ecology, and spanning from early antiquity to modernism. It composes a multifaceted and globally relevant argument about the enduring cultural role of architecture and the significance of its history. The book, edited and introduced by Vesely’s teaching partner at Cambridge Peter Carl and former student Alexandra Stara, and with a foreword by David Leatherbarrow, brings to light new and hard-to-access material for those familiar with Vesely’s thought and, at the same time, offers a compelling introduction to his writing and its profound relevance for architecture and culture today.

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2023

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This book features thirteen essays by the late architect, philosopher and teacher Dalibor Vesely (1934–2015). Vesely was a leading authority on philosophical hermeneutics and phenomenology in relation to architecture worldwide, and influenced a generation of thinkers, teachers and practitioners. This collection presents the full range of his writing, drawing primarily from the history of art and architecture, as well as philosophy, theology, anthropology and ecology, and spanning from early antiquity to modernism. It composes a multifaceted and globally relevant argument about the enduring cultural role of architecture and the significance of its history. The book, edited and introduced by Vesely’s teaching partner at Cambridge Peter Carl and former student Alexandra Stara, and with a foreword by David Leatherbarrow, brings to light new and hard-to-access material for those familiar with Vesely’s thought and, at the same time, offers a compelling introduction to his writing and its profound relevance for architecture and culture today.

CONTENTS

  • Foreword | David Leatherbarrow
  • Introduction | Peter Carl and Alexandra Stara
  • 1. Architecture and the Limits of Modern Theory
  • 2. Architecture and the Question of Technology
  • 3. The Architectonics of Embodiment
  • 4. The Relation of Religion and Science
  • 5. Architecture and Ethics in the Age of Fragmentation
  • 6. The Hermeneutics of the Latent World of Architecture
  • 7. Architecture as a Humanistic Discipline
  • 8. Elements of Architecture and their Meaning
  • 9. Mathesis Universalis in the Jesuit Tradition
  • 10. Surrealism and Latent World of Creativity
  • 11. Czech New Architecture and Cubism
  • 12. Spatiality, Simulation and the Limits of the Technological Imagination
  • 13. Between Architecture and the City
  • Illustration Credits, Index
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