The Resource The anaesthetics of architecture, Neil Leach

The anaesthetics of architecture, Neil Leach

Label
The anaesthetics of architecture
Title
The anaesthetics of architecture
Statement of responsibility
Neil Leach
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this short, intentionally polemical book, Neil Leach draws on the ideas of philosophers and cultural theorists such as Walter Benjamin and Jean Baudrillard to develop a novel and highly incisive critique of the consequences of the growing preoccupation with images and image-making in contemporary architectural culture. The problem with this preoccupation, Leach argues, is that it can induce a sort of numbness as the saturation of images floods the senses and obscures deeper concerns. In this culture of aesthetic consumption, this "culture of the cocktail," meaningful discourse gives way to strategies of seduction, and architectural design is reduced to the superficial play of empty, seductive forms
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leach, Neil
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2500
LC item number
.L43 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture
  • Architecture
  • Architecture, Modern
  • Architecture
  • Architecture
  • Bouwkunst
  • Beeldcultuur
  • Invloed
  • Architecture moderne
  • Architecture
Label
The anaesthetics of architecture, Neil Leach
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [89]-98) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Saturation of the Image
  • The Architect as Fascist
  • The Aesthetics of Intoxication
  • The Architecture of the Catwalk
  • Seduction, the Last Resort
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 101 p., 4 p. of plates
Isbn
9780262621267
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
98037597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39887004
  • (OCoLC)ocm39887004
Label
The anaesthetics of architecture, Neil Leach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [89]-98) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Saturation of the Image
  • The Architect as Fascist
  • The Aesthetics of Intoxication
  • The Architecture of the Catwalk
  • Seduction, the Last Resort
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 101 p., 4 p. of plates
Isbn
9780262621267
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
98037597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39887004
  • (OCoLC)ocm39887004

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