This book looks afresh at the implications of Jacques Derrida's thinking for architecture. In some ways Derrida was recruited to legitimate and lend support to a particular mode of architectural experimentation in the 1980s and 90s known as Deconstruction. He was undoubtedly complicit in this adaptation of his own thinking, and his dialogue with architects and with architecture is part of the Derridean legacy. This book serves as a review of Derrida's interaction with architecture, but advances a more nuanced consideration of the implications of his thinking, paying particular attention to the way architecture is taught and practiced.
This concise introduction is ideal for students and practitioners of architecture, providing an important overview of how Derrida's thinking fits into the constellation of influences that affect architecture.
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||120|
|ISBN (Print)||978-0-415-59179-9, 978-0-415-59178-2|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Mar 2011|
|Name||Thinkers for Architects|
- Theory of Architecture
- Philosophy of Art & Aesthetics