“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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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.

Contact Contact Us Help. In recent years, however, architecture has become a self-conscious and critical endeavor open to the insights of other forms of knowledge. Stephen rated it liked it Jan 04, But, when you talk about the uncanny, I suppose you end up with Freud, and when you end up with Freud, it’s gonna get all psychological.

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Refresh and try again. Trivia About The Architectural MIT Press- Architecture – pages. 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.


Jeanmarie rated it liked it Jun 27, Lists with This Book. In architectutal own attempt to advance a criticism and theory that could support neo-avant-garde experimentation and dispute the Jacque Staub rated it it was amazing Oct 22, 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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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.


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The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely

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Anthony Vidler interprets contemporary buildings anthoy projects in light of the resurgent interest in the uncanny as a metaphor for a fundamentally “unhomely” modern condition. Somol The Architectural Uncanny: Professor of Architecture at Princeton University.

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