A building that recalls : architecture as/and visual rhetorics


A building that recalls : architecture as/and visual rhetorics

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dc.contributor.advisor Davis, D. Diane (Debra Diane), 1963-
dc.creator Hoag, Trevor Lee
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-10T21:39:18Z
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-10T21:39:24Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-10T21:39:18Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-10T21:39:24Z
dc.date.created 2010-05
dc.date.issued 2010-11-10
dc.date.submitted May 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-05-731
dc.description.abstract “A Building that Recalls” is a report that offers up the provocation that figures of housing are prevalent throughout histories of rhetorics connected to memory, and are of great ethical significance. One can turn to three key examples to demonstrate this thesis: Martin Heidegger’s Black Forest “Hut,” Michel Foucault’s “Panopticon,” and Lebbeus Woods’ “Scar” and “Scab” architectural designs. Heidegger’s hut reminds its viewers that a place of dwelling can serve both as a lesson in the dangers of nationalist memory-politics, and simultaneously as a model for overcoming fascism in oneself. Foucault’s Panopticon model reveals that the rooting out and “forgetting” of burned in social norms is difficult because subjectivity is a social fabrication. Finally, Lebbeus Wood’s “Scar” and “Scab” designs (accompanied with commentary by Victor Vitanza) show how an affirmative forgetting is possible in the wake of tyranny and trauma.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Rhetoric
dc.subject Architecture theory
dc.subject Memory
dc.subject Forgetting
dc.subject Ethics
dc.subject Rhetorical theory
dc.title A building that recalls : architecture as/and visual rhetorics
dc.date.updated 2010-11-10T21:39:24Z
dc.contributor.committeeMember Faigley, Lester
dc.description.department English
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department English
thesis.degree.discipline English
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts

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