Adventures with the Theory of the Baroque and French Philosophy

Adventures with the Theory of the Baroque and French Philosophy

by Nadir Lahiji


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ISBN-13: 9781350064010
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 03/22/2018
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Nadir Lahiji is an adjunct Associate Professor of architecture at the University of Canberra, Australia. He is the editor of Can Architecture Be An Emancipatory Project? Dialogues on Architecture and the Left (2016). He previously edited The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture (Bloomsbury 2014).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Foreword, David Cunningham



Introduction: Philosophy, Architecture, and the Baroque Subject to Truth

1. Excursus: Variations on the Theme of Baroque Theory and Philosophy

Part I: The Philosophical Theory of Baroque

2. The Baroque and Jouissance: Jacques Lacan

3. The Baroque and the Fold: Gilles Deleuze

Interlude 1: Theorization of Baroque as 'Event'

Part II: Modernity, Madness, and the Baroque Criticism

4. Cogito and the Baroque in the Age of Reason: Reading Foucault

5. Baroque Reason and the Madness of Vision: Reading Buci-Glucksmann

6. Theology and the 'Baroque Room': Reading Benjamin

7. Culture Industry and the (Neo-)Baroque: Reading Adorno

PART III: Architecture and the Theory of the Baroque

8. The Misadventure of Architecture with French Philosophy

9. Digital Neobaroque and the Hyper-Deleuzeans of Architecture

10. Against the 'Architectural' Reading of The Fold

11. The Draped Neobaroque: Is It Possible Not to Love Frank Gehry?

Interlude: Post-Rationalism and Theorization of the Baroque as Real

Part IV: Post-Rationalism and the Adventure with French Philosophy

12. De-Suturing Architecture: Philosophy and Anti-Philosophy

13. Capitalism, Idolatry, and Critique of Neobaroque Ideology

Epilogue: The Missed Encounter of Architecture with Post-Rationalism

Works Cited


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