Virilio for Architects
Routledge – 2015 – 128 pages
Series: Thinkers for Architects
Currently regarded as one of the most interesting, relevant, and radical interpreters of architecture in the twenty-first century, contemporary French architect and "critic of the art of technology" Paul Virilio challenges and breaches the borders of the ever-burgeoning field of structural design.
Given the import of his work, its promise and problems, Virilio for Architects presents an innovative introduction to and overview of the contribution to theories and analyses provided by Virilio on architecture, including its specialized vocabularies, practices, professionalization, and modes of communication.
Written by a leading contemporary cultural and media theorist, and Virilio specialist the book provides:
Virilio has a reputation as a demanding architectural theorist whose writings are difficult to decode and which use specialized theoretical concepts often far removed from the traditions of architectural theory. This book allows students, researchers, and non-academic readers to connect with Virilio’s distinctive architectural theories, critical studies, and fresh ideas.
1. Introduction 2. The Architecture of Vertigo3. Improbable Architecture: The Third Window 4. Virilio’s Philosophy of Architecture: On Natural Light and the City of Extremes 5. Virilio Among the Architects: Grey Ecology and Beyond Further Reading Bibliography Index