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  • The Dialectics of Appropriation

Brooker, Graeme, 2017, Book Section, The Dialectics of Appropriation In: The Interior Architecture Theory Reader. Routledge. ISBN 978-1138911086 (In Press)

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In The Dialectics of Appropriation, I suggest that the ambiguous nature of Interior Architecture, can be understood through the exploration of a series of dualities. These dualities, or The Dialectics of Appropriation, give Interior Architecture its unique verbal and visual language. They are ideas and processes that inform the subject’s distinctive cultures of research, practice and education. These dualities might be viewed as often at odds with each other, yet it is my suggestion that dialectical conflict, the dichotomy of one idea superseding another, and thus rendering it obsolete, is, in this context, itself a redundant notion. Instead, the Dialectics of Appropriation forms the basis of the composite construct of Interior Architecture. That is a set of processes that give the subject its resonance and its distinct attributes.

Subjects: Architecture > K100 Architecture > K120 Interior Architecture
School or Centre: School of Architecture
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 12:25
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2016 12:28
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2439

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