Derrida for Architects

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages120
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-203-81662-2
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-59179-9, 978-0-415-59178-2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2011

Publication series

NameThinkers for Architects

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Theory of Architecture
  • Philosophy of Art & Aesthetics
  • Philosophy
  • Architecture


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