The Sphere and the Labyrinth: Avant-Gardes and Architecture from Piranesi to the 1970s

The Sphere and the Labyrinth: Avant-Gardes and Architecture from Piranesi to the 1970s

This major work by Manfredo Tafuri, one of today’s most important theoretical historians and critics of architecture and urbanism, presents his critique of traditional approaches to historical investigation and criticism in a penetrating analysis of the avant-gardes and discourses of architecture.

BY BEA MARTIN

 

Tafuri probes the lines between reality and ideology, the gap that avant-garde ideology places between its own demands and its translation into techniques, the ways in which the avant-garde reaches compromises with the world, and the conditions that permit its existence. . .

 

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Paperback | ISBN: 0262700395 | 416 pp. | MIT Press | 1990

 

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