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Troubles In Theory Part I: The State Of The Art 1945-2000

Becoming a subject of interest to those beyond the profession in the late 1960s, architecture − and its theory − in turn opened up to outside influences. An anti-institutional ideology, with strong French philosophical connections − Foucault, Barthes, Derrida − served to undermine architecture’s own disciplinary focus. Key figures − Summerson, Banham, Eisenman − sought to regain the lost territory, but a unified theory of architecture remains elusive. The first of three essays outlines ...

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