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Anthony Vidler

Anthony Vidler is an architecture historian and critic. He is a professor of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union, New York, and his books include Warped Space: Art, Architecture, and Anxiety in Modern Culture (MIT Press, 2000) and The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely (MIT Press, 1992)


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    Rachel Whiteread: ‘Faithful to a truly architectural project’Subscription

    16 March, 2017

    Whiteread’s architecture autre interrogates the psychic response to space

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    Etienne Louis Boullée (1728-1799)Subscription

    21 November, 2016

    No amount of careful philology will ever fully explain Boulleé’s extraordinary dream or evocative influence

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    The return of suburbiaSubscription

    14 March, 2015

    A lavish collection of micro studies provides a careful and critical set of precedents for understanding the growth of the modern city’s ever-expanding periphery

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    Troubles in Theory VI: from Utopia to HeterotopiaSubscription

    3 October, 2014

    The sixth instalment in the series turns to the theory of ‘space’ as it was reinterpreted from its Modernist origins to serve political analysis and practice, and focuses on the work and influence of Michel Foucault

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    After the Event: Bernard Tschumi Retrospective at the Pompidou CentreSubscription

    3 September, 2014

    The recent retrospective on Bernard Tschumi at the Pompidou Centre provided a compelling analysis of a career spanning over 45 years - and ultimately reveals the architect’s unique integration of theory and practice

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    Ancient Wisdom and Modern KnowhowSubscription

    10 March, 2014

    This scholar’s evident love for buildings is beautifully conveyed to his readers

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    Troubles in Theory V: the Brutalist moment(s)Subscription

    30 January, 2014

    From the Smithsons’ claim to have originally coined the term, to its alleged incarnation in the béton brut of Le Corbusier’s Unités, the provenance of New Brutalism, seen as a corrective to ‘soft’ Modernism, is as problematic as what it stood for: ethic or aesthetic?

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    Building Seagram: A Memoir of Mies and ModernismSubscription

    24 September, 2013Comments (1)

    Phyllis Lambertʼs compelling and incisive account of the commissioning, design and construction of the Seagram Building is both a critical history and personal memoir of a pivotal moment in architecture

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    Troubles in Theory IV: the social sideSubscription

    10 April, 2013

    Techno-fetishists may have argued for a scientifically determined architecture in the ’60s and ’70s, but at the same time more politically engaged voices were calling for the reinterpretation of space as an arena for the lived experiences of the everyday

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    The Story of the WorldSubscription

    31 January, 2013

    A deeply researched and comprehensive work by Jacques Lucan, Composition, Non-Composition examines the history of the word in terms of architectural formulation