This text argues that architecture, as an aesthetic practice, and blackness, as a linguistic practice, operate within the same semiotic paradigm. The book presents a systematic analysis of the theoretical relationship between architecture and blackness. Employing a technique whereby works are related through the repetition and revision of their semiotic structures, this text reconstructs the genaeology 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.
Darell Wayne Fields is an Associate Professor of Architecture, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, and Executive Editor of 'Appendix: Culture, Theory, Praxis'.
Black reflection on architecture; Hegel's trope - history, architecture and the black subject; scheming the subject - the technique of revision; tropological cases - the racial object in architectural discourse; a monkey reading - Fanon.
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