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Architecture's Historical Turn: Phenomenology and the Rise of the Postmodern

Jorge Otero-Pailos


Architecture’s Historical Turn traces the hidden history of architectural phenomenology, a movement that reflected a key turning point in the early phases of postmodernism and a legitimating source for those architects who first dared to confront history as an intellectual problem and not merely as a stylistic question. This book shows how architectural phenomenology radically transformed how architects engaged, theorized, and produced history. The book discusses the contributions of leading members, including Jean Labatut, Charles Moore, Christian Norberg-Schulz, and Kenneth Frampton. For arc ... More

Keywords: architectural phenomenology, postmodernism, Jean Labatut, Charles Moore, Christian Norberg-Schulz, Kenneth Frampton, Bachelard, Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780816666034
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816666034.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jorge Otero-Pailos, author
Associate Professor of Historic Preservation, Columbia University, Founder and Editor, Future Anterior Journal