The building of tension - Manfredo Tafuri's legacy: from operative criticism to historical project, between critical practices and material practices in architecture
Stoppani, Teresa (2007) The building of tension - Manfredo Tafuri's legacy: from operative criticism to historical project, between critical practices and material practices in architecture. In: van Koten, Hamid and Holm, Lorens, (eds.) Reflections on creativity: exploring the role of theory in creative practices. Duncan of Jordanstone College, Dundee, Scotland, UK, pp. 1-17. ISBN 1899837536Full text not available from this repository.
In the mid-1970s architectural historian Manfredo Tafuri puts forward the idea of the historical ‘project’ as an open discursive construct that reactivates past events in its reading of the present.
History is redefined as a shifting and complex plurality rather than a given monolithic and comprehensive whole, and as an autonomous project independent from architectural practice. This paper analyzes the impact and relevance of Tafuri’s ‘project’ on contemporary architectural theory, from the crisis of languages and of the role of
representation, to the impact of political and feminist discourses, to a renewed interest in the specificity and possibilities of materiality in
architecture. The paper looks beyond the political urgency that characterizes Tafuri’s writings of the 1960s and 70s, to focus on the relevance of ‘material’ history in the making of his historical ‘project’, and argues that such approach may offer a way to critically read current material practices in architecture
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Additional Information:||This paper forms part of the published proceedings of Reflections on Creativity: Exploring The Role Of Theory In Creative Practice. The event was sponsored by Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. An International Conference at the University of Dundee 21 / 22 April 2006 Duncan Of Jordanstone College of Art and Design|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Manfredo Tafuri, architectural theory|
|Subjects:||N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR|
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Architecture, Design & Construction > Design Research Group|
School of Architecture, Design & Construction
|Last Modified:||04 Oct 2011 15:22|
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