24 June

1459 Pons Poncet contracted to build the great altar of the church of the Carmelites at Angers

1748 death of William Adam

1875 death of Henri Pierre François Labrouste

Altes Museum - virtual redux
1997.06.24     2120 3141l 3600b 3705c 3730b 3730p 7801

ICA/dream institution
1997.06.24     224a

fertile/pregnant architectures
1997.06.24     4402 4413

research as design-talk?/customization-friendly
1999.06.24 21:17     4600b

german tragic drama?
1999.06.24 21:41     4600b

The Architecture of Being [FOG]
2000.06.24     2093 2142 2218 2292 2323 2388 2389 3228d 3770b 3900b 4000 4300 5800b

in Kline's shadow
2003.06.24 10:50     4600d 5127

Re: Götterdämmerung?
2003.06.24 14:20     3727c 5010 5127

Index Architecture
2003.06.24 19:25     3708 3749f 3770h

2004.06.24 07:10     5800e

Re: reading lists (was: question)
2005.06.24 11:00     3901

Anti-Starchitecture Chic
2007.06.24 14:10     3770p 3900l 4500l

Everyday Urbanism - Design and/or Default
2007.06.24 18:15     3705m 3749m 3900l 780ab

Quondam as some strange un-scientific fiction architectur(al novel?)
2007.06.24     3155c

Fashion Architecture Taste
2012.06.24 13:15     3749v

Weird Wednesday Question
2015.06.24 14:19     3311d
2015.06.24 14:42     3311d
2015.06.24 19:20     3311d

Why are people so fascinated with classical architecture?
2015.06.24 14:29     3311d 3728k 4500z

The Appian Way is to Rome what the Strip is to Las Vegas
2017.06.24     3315j   k   l   m

...site of street shooting a day or two after the theaters here were opened.
Has the preferred photographic architectural image really only blinded "us" to the actual relativity of it all.

2003.06.24 19:25
Index Architecture
This book should be in audio format. That way you could listen while sleeping, and after about a week you could start talking like a Columbia grad without spending all that time and money. Now that would be radical!

06062401 Tower of Shadows model fixed
06062402 Bye House and Tower of Shadows model and Chandigarh base fixed

2007.06.24 14:10
Anti-Starchitecture Chic
Funny how the lion's share of great architecture was created before there even was a camera with film.
My favorite line from Mann's Joseph and His Brothers comes almost at the very end--"They used their own lenses."
Maybe I'm rare, but the top of the list of my preferred architectural representation has always been the ichnographia, the plan view, and the photographic image almost always at the bottom of the list, except when it's fucked by context--site of street shooting a day or two after the theaters here were opened.
Has the preferred photographic architectural image really only blinded "us" to the actual relativity of it all.

2007.06.24 18:15
Everyday Urbanism - Design and/or Default
One of my favorite everyday urban places was actually mostly the inside of my car?

2012.06.24 13:15
Fashion Architecture Taste
It can thus be seen that deconstruction is a form of what has long been called a critique. A critique of any theoretical system is not an examination of its flaws or imperfections. It is not a set of criticisms designed to make the system better. It is an analysis that focuses on the grounds of that system's possibility. The critique reads backwards from what seems natural, obvious, self-evident, or universal, in order to show that these things have their history, their reason for being the way they are, their effects on what follows from them, and that the starting point is not a (natural) given but a cultural construct, usually blind to itself. For example, Copernicus can be said to have written a critique of the Polemic conception of the universe. But the idea that the earth goes around the sun is not an improvement of the idea that the sun goes around the earth. [Actually that is not true as the mathematics of Copernicus' heliocentric theory greatly improved the predictability of future planetary positions in the night sky.] It is a shift in perspective which literally makes the ground move. It is a deconstruction of the validity of the commonsense perception of the obvious. In the same way, Marx's critique of political economy is not an improvement in it but a demonstration that the theory which starts with the commodity as the basic unit of economy is blind to what produces the commodity--namely, labor. Every theory starts somewhere; every critique exposes what the starting point conceals, and thereby displaces all the ideas that follow from it. The critique does not ask "what does this statement mean?" but "where is it being made from? What does it presuppose? Are its presuppositions compatible with, independent of, and anterior to the statement that seems to follow from them, or do they already follow from it, contradict it, or stand in a relation of mutual dependence such that neither can exist without positing that the other is prior to it?"
Barbara Johnson, "Translator's Introduction" in Jacques Derrida, Dissemination (1981).
FAT is very much a reenactionary architecturism practice.
LearningFromDasVagueness in "Diller Scofidio and Renfro blob up the Hirshhorn, yay!" (2009.12.17 09:41).




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