• The Semio-Pragmatics of Architecture

Pereira, Godofredo and Pinto, Susana, 2017, Journal Article, The Semio-Pragmatics of Architecture Architectural Theory Review, 21 (1). pp. 62-72. ISSN 1326-4826

Abstract or Description:

This essay proposes a new semio-pragmatic framework to grasp the different assemblages of power in which architecture participates. It does so by deploying Félix Guattari’s pragmatic conceptualisation of enunciation, developed in Schizoanalytic Cartographies, as the basis for a renewed analysis of the Red House by Philip Webb and William Morris. In distinguishing between polyphonic and ethico-aesthetic vectors of analysis, this framework is able to capture the heterogeneity of forces at work in the project and the multiple ways in which these enter in composition with people. In doing so, the essay attempts to expand our mode of understanding architecture and how it operates beyond both critical and phenomenological.

Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1326482...
Subjects: Architecture > K100 Architecture
School or Centre: School of Architecture
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13264826.2016.1270341
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2017 13:37
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2020 14:05
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2883
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