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Utopia's Ghost - Architecture and Postmodernism, Again (Paperback, New): Reinhold Martin

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Reinhold Martin

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Architectural postmodernism had a significant impact on the broader development of postmodern thought: Utopia\u2019s Ghost is a critical reconsideration of their relationship. Combining discourse analysis, historical reconstruction, and close readings of buildings, projects, and texts from the 1970s and 1980s, Reinhold Martin argues that retheorizing postmodern architecture gives us new insights into cultural postmodernism and its aftermath. Much of today\u2019s discussion has turned to the recovery of modernity, but Martin writes in the Introduction, \u201cSimply to historicize postmodernism seems inadequate and, in many ways, premature.\u201d Utopia\u2019s Ghost connects architecture to current debates on biopolitics, neoliberalism, and corporate globalization as they are haunted by the problem of utopia. Exploring a series of concepts-territory, history, language, image, materiality, subjectivity, and architecture itself-Martin shows how they reorganize the cultural imaginary and shape a contemporary biopolitics that ultimately precludes utopian thought. Written at the intersection of culture, politics, and the city, particularly in the context of corporate globalization, Utopia\u2019s Ghost challenges dominant theoretical paradigms and opens new avenues for architectural scholarship and cultural analysis.


Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2010
First published: April 2010
Authors: Reinhold Martin
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 248
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-8166-6963-9
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles
Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture > General
LSN: 0-8166-6963-5
Barcode: 9780816669639

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