“Brilliant. Anthony Vidler is a conceptual conjurer of formidable skill.” — J. Mordaunt Crook, “New York Times Book Review” The Architectural Uncanny presents. Vidler, Anthony; The Architectural Uncanny; Unhomely Houses. By far the most popular topos of the 19th-century uncanny was the haunted house. The architectural uncanny: essays in the modern unhomely. Anthony Vidler Published in in Cambridge (Mass.) by MIT press. Services. Reference details.

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I bought this book because I thought it was about architecture The art and science of designing and erecting buildings.

The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely

Kaity rated it really liked it Nov 29, Anfhony Hamzah rated it really liked it May 20, As a critic of the past twenty-five years, however, Vidler must also make the seemingly opposed claim that the manifestation of the uncanny in the postwar period is unique.

Anthony Vidler interprets contemporary buildings and project “Brilliant Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. For me, the emphasis on the psychological approach to knowing eclipsed other modes of knowledge. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Kirsten rated it liked it Jun 02, Jan 18, Roberta rated it did not like it Shelves: Good focus on the early work of Coop Himmelblau. Alas– poorly illustrated, with little visual sense of what uncanny architecture looks like.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Xnthony recent years, however, architecture has become a self-conscious and critical endeavor open to the insights of other forms of knowledge.

Mohammad Munib rated it really liked it Jan 14, Jeanmarie rated it liked it Jun 27, In part, this difference can be measured by the fact that, while architecture may have always had a privileged relation to the unheimlich, with its construction of an ultimately faulty barrier between the interior and exterior, in the early discussions architecture was merely a necessary backdrop for uncanny experiences.

While the choice of most of these architects seems obvious with regard to an investigation into the unheimlich, in the case of others the uncanny appears to turn up in the strangest of places.

MIT Press- Architecture – pages. In his own attempt to advance a criticism and theory that could support neo-avant-garde experimentation and dispute the Dense, perceptive and argued with vigor. Forget the first section the final two parts are well done: The essays are at once historical–serving to situate contemporary discourse in its own intellectual tradition and theoretical–opening up the complex and difficult relationships between politics, social thought, and architectural design in an era when the reality of homelessness and the idealism of the neo-avant-garde have never seemed so far apart.

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Hedwig Van wuijkhuijse rated it liked it Feb 25, Return to Book Page. Contact Contact Us Help. Paperbackpages. Stephen rated it liked it Jan 04, I guess I will have to re-read it Anthony Vidler is a conceptual conjurer of formidable skill.

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In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Anthony Vidler interprets contemporary buildings and projects in light of the resurgent interest in the uncanny as a metaphor for a architectral “unhomely” modern condition.

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Rather than complementing one another within the same pages of the current volume, however, these twin roles have not reached an entirely comfortable resolution in accommodating his broader project precisely and perversely within the elastic concept of the uncanny.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Mordaunt Crook, “New York Times Book Review” The Architectural Uncanny presents an engaging and original series of meditations on issues and figures that are at the heart of the most pressing debates surrounding architecture today.

As an historian of the last two hundred years, Vidler suggests that the discourse of the uncanny cuts through such stylistic categories as romanticism, modernism, and antthony, and enables a more productive understanding of modernity with its related experiences of estrangement, alienation, nostalgia, etc.