Inscriptions : architecture before speech /

In the wake of architecture's digital turn, contemporary practices have taken up archaic, even "prehistoric" models for the practice of architecture and how it might develop trenchant relationships to contemporary audiences. Underneath a wildly diverse and variable set of appearances,...

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Other Authors: Hays, K. Michael (Editor), Holder, Andrew (Architect) (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Graduate School of Design, [2021].
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Summary:In the wake of architecture's digital turn, contemporary practices have taken up archaic, even "prehistoric" models for the practice of architecture and how it might develop trenchant relationships to contemporary audiences. Underneath a wildly diverse and variable set of appearances, Inscriptions: Architecture Before Speech reveals architectures that evince a stable and shared set of commitments to design as an act before speech. That is, they exceed the structural and semiotic propositions of the 20th century which have long served as a point of beginning for the imagination of architectural thought itself. Inscriptions: Architecture Before Speech rethinks architecture at the moment just before it is presupposed as the material of an indeterminably meaningful mark, the moment just before text becomes speech and before architecture becomes building, the site of inscription.
Physical Description:iv, 609 pages : illustrations (some color), plans ; 30 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:9781934510797
1934510793