Achtung Architektur!: Image and Phantasm in Contemporary Austrian Architecture

Achtung Architektur!: Image and Phantasm in Contemporary Austrian Architecture

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262161596
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 06/03/1996
Series: Graham Foundation / MIT Press Series in Contemporary Architectural Discourse
Pages: 203
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.05(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen is an Associate Professor at Yale School of Architecture.

Roger Conover is a writer, curator, and Executive Editor of The MIT Press.

What People are Saying About This

Karsten Harries

Really good work should make a scholar just a bit jealous. Pelkonen's work has that quality. Here is a fresh voice; she has something important to say and does so with conviction and authority. Pelkonen brings to her discussion an extraordinary command of the presupposed artistic and intellectual climate. I know of no book that quite does what she here succeeds in doing.

Endorsement

Really good work should make a scholar just a bit jealous. Pelkonen's work has that quality. Here is a fresh voice; she has something important to say and does so with conviction and authority. Pelkonen brings to her discussion an extraordinary command of the presupposed artistic and intellectual climate. I know of no book that quite does what she here succeeds in doing.

Karsten Harries, Professor of Philosophy, Yale University

Roger Connah

Pelkonen's text leaves no doubt that Austria's contribution to post-war architecture and discourse lives liminally and radically, and that Graz is the place to go to rediscover architecture's lost sense of adventure and innocence. This book reminds us that architecture—in order to be engaged—calls first for a state of mind. Pelkonen presents hers with brave analogies, critical charm, and elegant ghost-discourses.

From the Publisher

Pelkonen's text leaves no doubt that Austria's contribution to post-war architecture and discourse lives liminally and radically, and that Graz is the place to go to rediscover architecture's lost sense of adventure and innocence. This book reminds us that architecture—in order to be engaged—calls first for a state of mind. Pelkonen presents hers with brave analogies, critical charm, and elegant ghost-discourses.

Roger Connah, Architectural Historian

Really good work should make a scholar just a bit jealous. Pelkonen's work has that quality. Here is a fresh voice; she has something important to say and does so with conviction and authority. Pelkonen brings to her discussion an extraordinary command of the presupposed artistic and intellectual climate. I know of no book that quite does what she here succeeds in doing.

Karsten Harries, Professor of Philosophy, Yale University

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