Architectural Principles in the Age of Fraud
Philosophy exercises a massive influence on contemporary architectural culture and the understanding of the built environment.
Discussions of architects and architectural academics are heavily loaded with theoretical ideas, concepts, and views imported from the works of philosophers. At the same time, this architectural employment of philosophy rarely goes beyond the tendency to mine philosophical works for ideas, words, and phrases and use them, often without much understanding, in order to promote architectural agendas and embellish theoretical claims made by architects and academics.
The book presents the history of this phenomenon for the past hundred years. It describes and analyzes numerous, often funny, entertaining as well as embarrassing, examples of false intellectual pretense and pompous but incompetent philosophical posturing by prominent architects and architectural academics of the era and their efforts to bamboozle readers, colleagues, and the general public. The book presents a powerful criticism of modernist views on architecture and argues that the rise of obfuscation and philosophical posturing among architects and architectural academics is a defensive strategy intended to draw attention away from the failure of Modernism in architecture.
by Branko Mitrović
Publisher: ORO Editions (April 12, 2022)
Paperback: 160 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
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