Questions of space: lectures on architecture. Front Cover. Bernard Tschumi, Architectural Association (Great Britain). Architectural Association, Jun 14, Questions of space: lectures on architecture /​ Bernard Tschumi. Author. Tschumi, Bernard, Published. London: AA Publications, c Physical. Henri Lefebvre on Space: Architecture, Urban Research, and the Production of Theory / Lukasz Stanek – – University of Minnesota Press.

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Bernard Tschumi, born 25 January An architect, writer, and educator. He was dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University from to and is currently a professor in the Graduate School of Architecture.

Tschumi is a permanent resident of the United States and has French and Swiss citizenship. Dean of Columbia School of Architecture in New York, Bernard Tschumi has been known since the s as one of architecture’s most radical theoreticians and designers, seeking to expand the domain of architectural thinking to embrace ideas from philosophy, psychoanalysis, semiotics, film, literary theory, and art criticism.

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This book reproduces the most important of his written work over the past 15 years, focused around the concept of space as the common denominator within cities, architecture and social structures. Since the text is necessarily a reference to drawings and buildings of architecture. Ttschumi author is in constant need to confront the text with materials and tschummi reality that may contradict its theoretical claims. These essays were written during a period of anxiety whilst the certainties of the modern movement were challenged and architects split into two camps.

These essays were part of a conscious strategy, along side concerns of critics, philosophers and artists of their time to open up an unrecognized ground and develop conceptual tools for the making of a new architecture. Whilst the lectures developed by the architect Bernard Tschumi in the early s show the relationship between politics and urban society whilst later texts from the s focus on issues of disjunction and programme.

The essays published in this book is concentrate on the concept of space. Most of the essays were first discussed at the architectural association in London in lectures and seminars, informed by different ideas of students and young designers. The whole book is mostly writing however at the end of each section discussed few images are included to sum up the detail and descriptions written.


Ideals have been turned into tschumk headache and the aims into governmental policies. Showed by critics who knew architectural treatment. Architecture entered questioning the nature of space whilst at the same time experience spatial praxis.

Bernard Tschumi had no plan to review architecture trends and its connection with arts. Trying to illustrate how one might go beyond this self-conflict even if the answer confirms extreme. Secondly, Tschumi wanted to focus on experimental research which concentrate on the senses: Thirdly, the paradoxical nature of the two terms and the means that alter the paradox altogether the pyramid and labyrinth. From then architectural space was seen as evenly extended material to be modelled in many ways.

Still the gap remained between ideal and real space. Or of any concept? Manifestos are a form of orthodoxy. Defenders of arts in the 20 th century were rare and the state was unsteady. Manifestos then become the guides that will counsel.

Manifestos are still inquisitive pieces of literature as they conserve acts which they imply. Valentine de Saint-Point She is primarily known for being the first woman to have written queations futurist manifesto.

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In at the comedie des Champs-Elysees in Rschumi, this young artist interpreted poems to the sun, war and even poems to the atmosphere. She did this by walking, jumping and lying down for an hour and half within the space to recall scientific theories.

Her experiments give a sensual ritual of the space, fleeting attempts to accomplish her manifesto promises. She did this by mentioning means of interaction with the surroundings-whilst dancing.

Saint-Point and Marinettethe founder of the Futurist movement. Marinetti is best known as the author of the first Futurist Manifestowhich was written and published in focused on the separation of art and the audience.

They used traditional categories for example. He is the first to replace architecture by drawings, he replaces the the reality of the city by drawings of it. His skyscrapers and power stations include brenard function firstly because they become key images which will always be referred to and secondly because they inhabit the junction of new and old.


His drawings hint for a new direction of architectural spaces. One of his drawings is enough questionz express his idea, after two to three sketches his work can be produced! He was tempted to show that the pleasure of architecture today may lie inside or outside those oppositions.

Fragment 1 A double spade discuses the pleasure of space by the form of experience, architecture geometrical rather than pictorial. In this section of the book Bernard Tschumi discusses the cut in architecture history and the areas where ideas questione by the built reality.

Pointing out spaces of desire, Duchamp, Spaces of performance, Artaud, Spaces of limits, Bataille, Spaces of exhibition, Kiesler and architecture and its double. To begin with, spaces of desire.

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He is known best as the founder of Surrealism. Spaces of performance- discussing how live performances at the avant-garde has allowed study of the link between people, concepts and the unconscious in the actual time and space! Artaud- — was a French dramatist, poet, essayist, actor, and theatre director, widely recognized as one of the major figures of twentieth-century theatre and the European avant-garde.

Overall the book questions of space is very engaging and demonstrates some key facts based on the history of architecture and space as well as giving solutions for each case! What I mostly liked about this book is how it is split into sections and each section is split into paragraphs so its clear and consistent also the paragraphs spwce to each other so it makes it easier to understand and read.

What I struggled with in this book was may be some of the language that I needed to search into in order to understand which made it hard to understand a whole paragraph sometimes. Skip to main content. Please choose which brnard would like to copy: Updated on 12 May ,