Image, Text, Architecture: The Utopics of the Architectural by Robin Wilson

By Robin Wilson

Image, textual content, Architecture brings an intensive and designated research of the fashionable and modern architectural media, addressing problems with architectural feedback, architectural images and the position of magazine editors. It covers examples as different as an editorial by way of British artist Paul Nash within the Architectural overview, 1940, an early venture via French architects Lacaton & Vassal released within the magazine 2G, 2001, and up to date images via Hisao Suzuki for the Spanish magazine El Croquis. on the intersection of photograph and textual content the booklet additionally finds the function of the utopian impulse in the architectural media, drawing on theories of utopian discourse from the paintings of the French semiotician and paintings theorist Louis Marin, and the yank Marxist critic Fredric Jameson. via this it builds a clean theoretical method of magazine experiences, revealing a hitherto unexplored measurement of "latent" or "unconscious" discourse in the media portrait of structure. the aim of this enquiry is to focus on moments the place a distinct form of serious voice emerges at the architectural magazine web page, indicating the opportunity of a extra innovative engagement with the media as a platform for serious and speculative brooding about structure, and to reconsider the journals’ function inside architectural history.

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