The Department of Architectural Theory and... = D.A.T.A.
D.A.T.A. - Department of Architectural Theory Annexation
Department of Architectural Theory Annexation - D.A.T.A.
1annex 1 a : to attach as a proper attribute or as a distinctive quality b : to attach as a necessary consequence c : to add or join as a condition 2 a archaic : to add or join as an essential part b archaic : to add or join as a subordinate or accessory part 3 a : to add at the end of something written or spoken : SUBJOIN, APPEND 4 a : to join in a closely united but subordinate capacity : take pocession or control of : assume rights or jurisdiction over; specif : to incorporate
2annex a : an added stipulation or statement b : SUPPLEMENT; esp : a collection of supplementary structure either part of or separate from a main structure.
All the above definitions describe what D.A.T.A. is going to be about, and the format of the Wilson article is precisely an annexation. Likewise, the BIA is an annexation of the Timepiece. ...an approach of annexation whereby appropriation of given material and ideas demonstrates how it is part of another larger picture. ...someday write an essay on the history of (at least contemporary) annexation in architecture.
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