Time, History and Architecture: Essays on Critical Historiograpy

1st Edition

Gevork Hartoonian

Routledge
April 1, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 198 Pages - 27 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367501945 - CAT# 373286
Series: Routledge Research in Architectural History

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Summary

Time, History and Architecture presents a series of essays on critical historiography, each addressing a different topic, to elucidate the importance of two influential figures Walter Benjamin and Gottfried Semper for architectural history. In a work exploring themes such as time, autonomy and periodization, author Gevork Hartoonian unpacks the formation of architectural history; the problem of autonomy in criticism and the historiographic narrative. Considering the scope of criticism informing the contemporaneity of architecture, the book explores the concept of nonsimultaneity, and introduces retrospective criticism the agent of critical historiography. An engaging thematic dialogue for academics and upper-level graduate students interested in architectural history and theory, this book aims to deconstruct the certainties of historicism and to raise new questions and interpretations from established critical canons.

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