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ARCHITECTURE IN BLACK: THEORY, SPACE AND APPEARANCE. Second, updated edition. Darell Wayne Fields. Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2015. Original edition published 2000. 232 pp. with 16 ills. 25 x 17 cm. ISBN 9781472567031 In English.
Publisher's description: Based on analysis of historical, philosophical, and semiotic texts, Architecture in Black presents a systematic examination of the theoretical relationship between architecture and blackness. Now updated, this original study draws on a wider range of case studies, highlighting the racial techniques that can legitimize modern historicity, philosophy and architectural theory. Arguing that architecture, as an aesthetic practice, and blackness, as a linguistic practice, operate within the same semiotic paradigm, Darell Fields employs a technique whereby works are related through the repetition and revision of their semiotic structures. Fields reconstructs the genealogy of a black racial subject, represented by the simultaneous reading of a range of canonical texts from Hegel to Saussure to Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Combining a historical survey of racial discourse with new readings resulting from advanced semiotic techniques doubling as spatial arrangements, Architecture in Black is an important contribution to studies of the racial in Western thought and its impact on architecture, space and time.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Architecture, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 165102
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