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Architecture's desire : reading the late avant-garde / K. Michael Hays

By: Hays, K. MichaelMaterial type: TextTextSeries: Writing architecture seriesPublication details: Cambridge, Mass. MIT Press cop. 2010Description: vii, 192 p., [8] p. of plates ill. (some col.) 21 cmISBN: 9780262513029 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0262513021 (pbk. : alk. paper)Other title: Reading the late avant-garde [Other title]Subject(s): Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- PhilosophyDDC classification: 724/.6 Other classification: 720 | Ic.5
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The author "writes an account of the 'late avant-garde' as an architecture systematically twisting back on itself, pondering its own historical status, and deliberately exploring architure's representational possibilities right up to their absolute limits... an architecture confronting its own boundaries with objects of ever more reflexivity, difficulty, and intransigence." -- from back cover
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The author "writes an account of the 'late avant-garde' as an architecture systematically twisting back on itself, pondering its own historical status, and deliberately exploring architure's representational possibilities right up to their absolute limits... an architecture confronting its own boundaries with objects of ever more reflexivity, difficulty, and intransigence." -- from back cover

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