Towards an Articulated Phenomenological Interpretation of Architecture: Phenomenal Phenomenology

Towards an Articulated Phenomenological Interpretation of Architecture: Phenomenal Phenomenology

By: M. Reza Shirazi (author)Paperback

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This book sheds light on the contemporary status of phenomenological discourse in architecture and investigates its current scholastic as well as practical position. Starting with a concise introduction to the philosophical grounds of phenomenology from the points of view of Husserl, Merleau-Ponty and Heidegger, it presents a critical reading of the works of some leading figures of architectural phenomenology in both theory and practice, such as Christian Norberg-Schultz, Kenneth Frampton, Juhani Pallasmaa, and Steven Holl. Highlighting the main challenges of the current phenomenological discourse in architecture, this book formulates a more articulated method of 'phenomenological interpretation' - dubbed 'phenomenal phenomenology' - as a new and innovative method of interpreting the built environment. Finally, using Tadao Ando's Langen Foundation Museum as a case study, it investigates the architect's contribution to phenomenological discourse, interprets and analyzes the Museum building using the new heuristic method, and thus provides a clear example of its applicability. By introducing a clear, articulated, and practical method of interpretation, this book is of interest to academics and students analyzing and studying architecture and the built environment at various scales.

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1. Introduction 2. Architectural Foundations of Phenomenology 3. Challenges of Architectural Phenomenology 4. The Status of Architectural Phenomenology 5. Phenomenology Between the Words 6. Phenomenology Between the Lines Bibliography

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  • publication date: 02/09/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781138229259
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9781138229259
  • ISBN10: 1138229253

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