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Adventures with the Theory of the Baroque and French by Nadir Lahiji

By Nadir Lahiji

Analysing the reception of up to date French philosophy in structure over the past 4 many years, Adventures with the idea of the Baroque and French Philosophy discusses the difficult nature of uploading philosophical different types into architecture.

Focusing fairly at the philosophical idea of the Baroque in Gilles Deleuze, this learn examines conventional interpretations of the idea that in modern structure concept, throwing up particular difficulties akin to the aestheticization of establishing conception and perform. making a choice on those and different matters, Nadir Lahiji constructs an idea of the baroque unlike the modern figuring out in structure discourse. tough the modern dominance of the Neo-Baroque as a phenomenon on the topic of postmodernism and overdue capitalism, he establishes the Baroque as a reputation for the paradoxical harmony of 'kitsch' and 'high' artwork and argues that the electronic flip has better the go back of the Baroque in modern tradition and architectural perform that he manufacturers a pseudo-event within the time period 'neobaroque'. Lahiji's unique critique expands at the misadventure of structure with French Philosophy and explains why the class of the Baroque, whether it is nonetheless worthwhile to maintain in structure feedback, has to be tied to the proposal of Post-Rationalism. inside of this latter concept, he attracts at the paintings of Alain Badiou to theorize a brand new notion of the Baroque as Event.

Alongside shut readings of Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno and Michel Foucault concerning the feedback of the Baroque and Modernity and discussions of the paintings of Frank Gehry, specifically, this examine attracts on Jacque Lacan's idea of the baroque and offers the 1st accomplished therapy of the psychoanalytical conception of the Baroque within the paintings of Lacan.

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