Architecture and Psychoanalysis: Peter Eisenman and Jacques Lacan

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Peter Lang, 2006 - Architecture - 252 pages
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Architecture and Psychoanalysis is an analysis of the relation between psychoanalytic theory and compositional strategies in architecture. In psychoanalysis it focuses on the writing of Jacques Lacan as well as theories of the structure of the psyche, linguistics, and perception. In architecture it focuses on the writings and projects of Peter Eisenman. There are extended discussions on the thought of figures such as Sigmund Freud, Ferdinand de Saussure, and Jacques Derrida, and of the architecture of figures such as Leon Battista Alberti, Francesco Borromini, Giuseppe Terragni, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
 

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Contents

The Trope of the Transformational Relation
13
The Rhetorical Figure and the Sliding of the Signifier
53
Diagrams of the Imaginary and Symbolic
75
Scaling and Dream Work
107
The Dream and the Text
133
The Real and the Gaze
171
Notes
213
Index
245
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John Shannon Hendrix is a Professor of Architectural History at the University of Lincoln, UK, and a Lecturer at Roger Williams University, US.

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