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By Nadir Lahiji

Analysing the reception of latest French philosophy in structure over the past 4 a long time, Adventures with the idea of the Baroque and French Philosophy discusses the troublesome nature of uploading philosophical different types into architecture.

Focusing really at the philosophical suggestion of the Baroque in Gilles Deleuze, this research examines conventional interpretations of the idea that in modern structure concept, throwing up particular difficulties equivalent to the aestheticization of establishing thought and perform. making a choice on those and different concerns, Nadir Lahiji constructs an idea of the baroque not like the modern figuring out in structure discourse. tough the modern dominance of the Neo-Baroque as a phenomenon relating to postmodernism and past due capitalism, he establishes the Baroque as a reputation for the paradoxical solidarity of 'kitsch' and 'high' paintings and argues that the electronic flip has better the go back of the Baroque in modern tradition and architectural perform that he manufacturers a pseudo-event within the time period 'neobaroque'. Lahiji's unique critique expands at the misadventure of structure with French Philosophy and explains why the class of the Baroque, whether it is nonetheless worthwhile to maintain in structure feedback, has to be tied to the concept of Post-Rationalism. inside of this latter idea, he attracts at the paintings of Alain Badiou to theorize a brand new proposal of the Baroque as Event.

Alongside shut readings of Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno and Michel Foucault regarding the feedback of the Baroque and Modernity and discussions of the paintings of Frank Gehry, particularly, this research attracts on Jacque Lacan's idea of the baroque and provides the 1st complete remedy of the psychoanalytical conception of the Baroque within the paintings of Lacan.

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