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This ambitious study uses the concept of the familiar and the avant-garde practice of defamiliarization to reexamine some of the most important buildings of the twentieth century. The Familiar and the Unfamiliar in Twentieth-Century Architecture examines the work--written and built--of four seminal twentieth-century architects and firms: Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Aldo Rossi, and the partnership of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. In approaching the history of twentieth-century Western architecture from the perspective of the architectural subject--the person architects imagine experiencing their work--Jean La Marche reveals new insights into the ways humans are imagined in relation to architecture.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780252075612
ISBN-10: 0252075617
Format: Paperback
(6452mm x 3887mm x 407mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 8-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jean La Marche

Jean La Marche, an associate professor of architecture at the State University of New York at Buffalo, is the author of several articles on architectural theory.