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4 607 - Thinking About Architecture: In History and at Present
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4 607 Thinking About Architecture In History and at Present Instructor Prof Mark Jarzombek TA Ana Mar a Le n M 9 30 12 30 LECTURE NOTES FROM SEPTEMBER 28 General Theme Metaphysics and Anti Metaphysics Metaphysics leads from 1 Natural state 2 Rupture 3 Reconstituted Social Fabric Tschumi Architecture as split subject non violent violent object use architectural body human body The Question of Metaphysics The Building represents social norms metaphysics of order User s bring violence to the building through their individual bodies antimetaphysics of individual Like Plato T sees violence is a type of positive BUT Unlike Plato order for Tschumi comes first It is not constructed through the processes of metaphysical rupture It is pre metaphysics Unlike Plato there is no repair The social can or cannot exist Opposite of Design Build where the social is integrated into architectural production Social cohesion is implied when buildings are empty devoid of users architecture metaphysics pre metaphysics body order discipline violence user Building architect Nietzsche History has made the illusion of good a reality But it was a mistake to begin with represents a moment of weakness The history of civilization is in reality the history of our subjugation to the principle of good Metaphor of Single Sailor on Ship versus Plato s Cave Metaphor There was once a real Good as understood by the ancient aristocracy but it was officiated by priestly class which led to priests rabbis imams etc etc all of whom have imposed the false image of the distinction between good and evil on us Anti metaphysics Like Plato rupture is important and positive but unlike Plato we are under no obligation to repair our social fabric History genealogy deterioration left to right real good good aristocracy good priestly class ACTION traditional etymological type of good Back to Tschumi He adopts a metaphysical AND anti metaphysical argument What does that mean Is that possible Priests PASSIVITY Egoism Restoration of Will MIT OpenCourseWare http ocw mit edu 4 607 Thinking About Architecture In History and at Present Fall 2009 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use visit http ocw mit edu terms


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