Architects and Mimetic Rivalry

Architects and Mimetic Rivalry

by Rene Girard, Leon Krier, Samir Younes, Kent Bloomer
     
 

Humans are imitative beings. The imitation of preferred masters and forms is natural to artists and architects but also the root cause of their conflicts and rivalries, leading to what René Girard has called 'mimetic rivalry'. Presented here is a discussion of the effects of this broad yet unrecognized phenomenon on the architects and architecture of today.  See more details below

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Humans are imitative beings. The imitation of preferred masters and forms is natural to artists and architects but also the root cause of their conflicts and rivalries, leading to what René Girard has called 'mimetic rivalry'. Presented here is a discussion of the effects of this broad yet unrecognized phenomenon on the architects and architecture of today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906506339
Publisher:
Papadakis Dist A C
Publication date:
11/16/2012
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.60(d)

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