Deconstructing the Kimbell: An Essay on Meaning and Architecture, by Michael Benedikt In – the heyday’s of architecture’s borrowing of. Title, Deconstructing the Kimbell: an essay on meaning and architecture / Michael Benedikt. Creator, Benedikt, Michael. Classification, Books & serials. A clear-sighted look at the impact of Derrida and the deconstructionists on contemporary architecture. “A terrific piece. It is a pleasure to read, very perceptive.

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While the application of, say, hierarchy reversal isn’t explicit in the latter half, the description of the building – from its siting to the geometrical construction of the vaults to the location of the library – is fascinating and illuminating. The Construction of Architecture.

By doing this, he attempts to see if the philosophy is a valid method for extracting meaning from architecture. University of Sydney Library.

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Even though Benedikt is describing, and finding meaning in, a building few architects would not admit to like or love, his “reading” of the building increases that appreciation. No categories specified categorize this paper.

University of Western Australia. Benedikt acknowledges that Derrida’s text, albeit difficult, is ripe with physical metaphors that make its application to architecture understandable, but he goes beyond these metaphors to define four ideas present in the late philosopher’s writings: History of Western Philosophy.

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University of Deconztructing Library. Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait An Essay on Meaning and Architectureby Michael Benedikt In – the heyday’s of architecture’s borrowing of themes from Jacques Derrida’s Deconstruction and early 20th-century Constructivism – Benedikt published a long form essay deciphering some of the philosopher’s ideas and interpreting and applying them towards architecture.


Chris Carson added it Jun 16, The novel idea of applying Deconstruction to a building eeconstructing coincides with or kimbelp predates that philosophy yields not only a strong argument for finding meaning in architecture, but a pleasurable read as well.

Deconstructing the Kimbell: An Essay on Meaning and Architecture by Michael Benedikt

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Douglas Koehne marked it as to-read Oct 11, While this book includes images and drawings of the Kimbell, they are a wee bit small, so Light is the Theme is a handy companion to Benedikt’s essay, especially kimvell those unfamiliar with the building. Opting for this seminal late-Modern building over, say, Tschumi’s Parc de la Villette, he also sets a precedent for a deeper reading and application of Deconstruction over a more direct, surface reading.

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