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Author Fields, Darell Wayne.

Title Architecture in black / Darell Wayne Fields.

Published New Brunswick, NJ : Athlone Press, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  720.8996 FIEL    AVAILABLE
Physical description pages cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Forethought Black Reflections on Architecture 1 -- An Answer to the Question: "So What Does Blackness Have to Do with Architecture?" 1 -- On Solitude 5 -- A Black Manifesto 17 -- Chapter 1 Hegel's Tropes: History, Architecture, and the Black Subject 53 -- Philosophy and Aesthetics: A Total Model of History 53 -- Subject Identified 61 -- Full Force of the Effect: The Negation of the Black Subject 65 -- Symbolic Category: Architecture's Blackness 71 -- Transcending the Black Subject 80 -- Chapter 2 Scheming the Scheme: The Technique of Revision 85 -- A Racial Model of the Dialectic 85 -- Consistency of Ideas 89 -- A Comprehensive Diagram 96 -- A Linguistic Revision of Aesthetics 103 -- Reintroduction of the Black Subject 112 -- Chapter 3 Tropological Cases: The Racial Object in Architectural Discourse 125 -- Signification of the First Order: Laws of Emergence 125 -- Case 1 An Original Essay on Style 128 -- Case 2 A Reflective Essay on Style 134 -- Case 3 A Philosophical Essay on Style 140 -- Signification of the Second Order: Operations on a Black Signifier 144 -- Contemporary Architectural Theory: Talking Black 152 -- Afterthought 163 -- A Monkey Reading ... Fanon 163.
Summary Architecture in Black argues that architecture, as an aesthetic practice, and blackness, as a lingusitic practice, operate within the same semiotic paradigm. The book presents the first systematic analysis of the theoretical relationship between architecture and blackness. Employing a technique whereby texts are realted through the repetition and revision of their semiotic structures, Architecture in Black reconstructs the genealogy of a black racial subject reprsented by the simultaneous reading of a range of canonical apparatus invented by this reading is then used to critique a discrete set of architectural texts, demonstrating the presence of the 'black venacular' in contemporary architectural theory.
Subject Architecture and race.
ISBN 0485004119 (cloth : alk. paper)