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Architecture's Historical TurnPhenomenology and the Rise of the Postmodern$
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Jorge Otero-Pailos

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780816666034

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816666034.001.0001

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Surplus Experience

Surplus Experience

Kenneth Frampton and the Subterfuges of Bourgeois Taste

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(p.183) Chapter Five Surplus Experience
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Architecture's Historical Turn
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Jorge Otero-Pailos

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816666034.003.0005

This chapter focuses on Kenneth Frampton, who believed that making buildings where people could pursue aesthetic experiences was an ethical commitment dependent on, and appropriate to, progressive social politics. Despite his enormous influence in architectural culture around the world, the experiential core of Frampton’s theory of critical regionalism remains unexamined. A deep comprehension of how Frampton understood aesthetic experience is needed so as not to minimize its political thrust and import in architecture.

Keywords:   Kenneth Frampton, architectural phenomenology, social politics, aesthetic experience, critical regionalism

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