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Anthony Vidler begins his argument by restating Friedrich Nietzsche's observation that an obsession with history can be an...

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March 4, 1987 | Video Lecturer:

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Anthony Vidler begins his argument by restating Friedrich Nietzsche’s observation that an obsession with history can be an illness, and at a certain point must be forgotten. The arguments arising from how to react to the 1902 collapse of St. Mark’s Campanile in Venice, leading to its subsequent reconstruction, illustrate the architectural dilemma between historical irreplaceability and monumental necessity. The tower’s initial value was purely utilitarian until the 16th century when the cap and Loggetta of Sansovino were added as a means of inventing a monumental status.