The Architecture of Deconstruction: Derrida's Haunt
by Mark Wigley
"The many ever unexpected twists and turns of the dancing deconstructivist...give the book its meaning. It is the 'insistent indirectness' of the argument which is impresive. The current architectural discourse is not so much rejuvenated by it, as rediscovered in all its magnitude and profundity... the ethical and political engagement of this text is never far to seek. Exp...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published September 21st 1993 by MIT Press (MA)
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Well, I haven't actually finished this yet. 12 more pages, so any week now. Yeah, I love to read Wigley reading Derrida reading Heidegger reading Kant as much as the next guy...well, no i don't (and neither does he). I suspect for you acidic post-structuralist types, this is great stuff. It seems well conceived and realized, with jazzy little title names ("Doing the Twist"). i will share a quote from one of the few lines that does not include someone else's quote (from my favorite chapter "Space...more
Logic, space, structure, gender and politics, media... and some radical possibilities about morphological structure and metaphor ... and the reexaminations of traditional architecture and philosophy and particularly deconstructive theory and Jacques Derrida ideas... still working through this one... ..