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Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment
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Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment

Henri Lefebvre and Lukasz Stanek

Abstract

The French Marxist philosopher and sociologist Henri Lefebvre meditates on the relationship between jouissance, space, and architecture. Commissioned as a part of a study on tourist new towns in Spain, the book identifies spaces devoted to pleasure, enjoyment, sensuality, and desire as sites where the possibilities for a society moving beyond Fordism are manifested. In order to study these possibilities, architecture needs to be redefined as a mode of imagination rather than being restricted to a specialized practice or a collection of monuments. Taking the practices of habitation as the start ... More

Keywords: capitalism, consumer culture, Europe, Marx, modernity, postwar, Lefebvre, architecture, urbanism, urban planning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780816677191
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816677191.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Henri Lefebvre, author

Lukasz Stanek, editor

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Contents

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1 The Question

Łukasz Stanek, and Robert Bononno

2 The scope of the inquiry

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3 The Quest

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4 Objections

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5 Philosophy

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6 Anthropology

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7 History

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8 Psychology and Psychoanalysis

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9 Semantics and Semiology

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10 Economics

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11 Architecture

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12 Conclusions (Injunctions)

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End Matter