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Architectural AgentsThe Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings$
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Annabel Jane Wharton

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816693382

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816693382.001.0001

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(p.59) 3 Amnesia
Architectural Agents

Annabel Jane Wharton

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 3 examines Ferdinand and Isabella’s great hospital in Santiago, Spain—the progeny of the Counter Reformation and Inquisition, built with blood money from the conquest of Granada and the expulsion of the Jews. Its violent history, continued in its conversion into a 5-star hotel under the Fascists, festers because it is hidden.

Keywords:   Architecture, Videogames, Museums, Hotels, Addiction, Urbanism, Phenomenology, Agency, Jerusalem, Las Vegas

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