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Robert Mangurian Little Bo Peep Has Lost Her Sheep Part...
After being introduced, Robert Mangurian presents a brief allegorical performance, in which he examines some cardboard, wood and...
Charles Jencks The Language Of Modern Architecture
Charles Jencks discusses the roles in which linguistics and syntax play in modern, postmodern, and Art Nouveau architecture. He...
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Charles Jencks discusses the language of contemporary architectural practice in terms of metaphor, syntax, words, and semantics....

Robert Mangurian Little Bo Peep Has Lost Her Sheep Part One

After being introduced, Robert Mangurian presents a brief allegorical performance, in which he examines some cardboard, wood and metal architectural junk displayed next to the podium, eventually sweeping it offstage with a big broom. Mangurian argues that industrialized production, industrialized communications, and computing have led to over-complicated architectural designs and theoretical views. Using historic, contemporary and his own work, Mangurian proposes focusing on issues such as, alignment, approach, materials, and space can contribute towards an architectural language of simplicity and coherence. This video ends abruptly, and continues in Part Two.

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After being introduced, Robert Mangurian presents a brief allegorical performance, in which he examines some cardboard, wood and...
Robert Mangurian Little Bo Peep Has Lost Her Sheep Part...
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Robert Mangurian argues that architecture is watered down by critique and publications. He introduces three concepts that changed...
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Robert Mangurian introduces the three most important moments of a person using space: (1) the desire to locate one's self, (2)...
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Charles Jencks The Language Of Modern Architecture

June 6, 1976 | Video Lecturer:

Charles Jencks discusses the roles in which linguistics and syntax play in modern, postmodern, and Art Nouveau architecture. He traces a history of form association and codified semantics aimed at describing an evolution from early twentieth century design to the current (1976) language of architecture. He identifies the modernist dilemma of signifier and signified with the bare forms modernism, and describes how a reintroduction of syntax and the semantic use of historic architectural elements came about to define social status. Throughout the question and answer session, Jencks negotiates through a barrage of skepticism and hostility.

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Charles Jencks paries questions about modernism overshadowing the Art Nouveau movement, the death of Art Nouveau, as well as that...

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Charles Jencks discusses the language of contemporary architectural practice in terms of metaphor, syntax, words, and semantics. He discusses Robert Venturi’s opposition of the duck and the decorated shed. Because only the first half of the lecture is seen on this video, only metaphor and syntax are described through a series of projects like the Jorn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House.