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Dekonstruktivistièka arhitektura n'existe pas
The Deconstructivist Architecture n'existe pas

Author(s): Ljiljana Blagojević
Subject(s): Philosophy, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Architecture, History of Philosophy, Aesthetics, Contemporary Philosophy, Structuralism and Post-Structuralism
Published by: Institut za filozofiju i društvenu teoriju
Summary/Abstract: During the 1980s and 1990s, an intensive discourse has developed around the question of deconstruction and architecture, spurred by the work of Jacques Derrida andhis subsequent collaborations with architects. Although it is not possible to elaborate on the complex issues of this question in the narrow constraints of this paper, the discussion follows some of the main points in the work of architects who participated in the exhibition Deconstructivist Architecture, held in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1988, namely Zaha Hadid, Bernard Tschumi, and Peter Eisenman. Rather than asking the question “What is deconstructivist architecture?”, and understanding architecture not as a representation or illustration of philosophical concepts, but as, inter alia, thinking philosophical problems through architecture, the main point of departure is the question of what is it in architectural discourse that enables us to see the problem of deconstruction. In that, the paper focuses on the probing and analysis of the conceptual pair modernity/ deconstruction, with regard to the projects discussed. Consequently, if this architecture is seen as a major shift in the thinking of the condition of modernity and an anticipation of, as Hadid calls it, new modernity, could it be argued that, in fact, what is, generally easily gathered under the term “deconstructivist architecture” is but an empty set with a name?

  • Page Range: 89-95
  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2005
  • Language: Serbian