Architecture in Black

Architecture in Black

By: Darrell W. Fields (author)Hardback

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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.

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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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  • publication date: 04/01/2000
  • ISBN13: 9780485004113
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780485004113
  • weight: 653
  • ISBN10: 0485004119

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