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Baukunst als unmögliche Möglichkeit: Plädoyer für eine unbestimmte Architektur Christian J. Grothaus

Baukunst als unmögliche Möglichkeit: Plädoyer für eine unbestimmte Architektur

Christian J. Grothaus

Published July 1st 2014
ISBN : 9783839426319
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320 pages
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The etymology of architecture has deep allusions in Western culture. -Architecture- or -arche-techne- derives its life from a tense interaction between -basic force- and -knowledgeable fabrication-. These two poles should be in balance but are not.MoreThe etymology of architecture has deep allusions in Western culture. -Architecture- or -arche-techne- derives its life from a tense interaction between -basic force- and -knowledgeable fabrication-. These two poles should be in balance but are not. Christian J. Grothaus pursues examples from antiquity, the Enlightenment, and the classical modern that document the struggle for and against the dominance of arche techne. He demonstrates that an -impossible possibility- proves the potential of the right architecture to prevail against current virtuality escapism, building and construction efficiency, or phantasms of timelessness.