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Surrealism and architecture

Surrealism and architecture

Spiller, Neil (2015) Surrealism and architecture. Thames & Hudson, New York, US. ISBN 9780500343203

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Abstract

This book is an exploration and celebration of the spatial and visual possibilities where architecture has met, and continues to meet, Surrealism. This interaction between architecture and Surrealism has a long and interesting history, and is now enjoying a renewed vitality invigorated by the profound technological changes currently influencing leading-edge architectural designers. In this technological and digital tumult, the protocols, concepts and otherworldliness of Surrealism often seem more appropriate precedents than the tired dogmas and limited palette of architectural modernism. We live in a world where a duvet can blog, where guns can be manufactured using a desktop 3D printer, where modified scanner drones can be used to grab buckets of ‘big data’ about sites they survey. We can create augmented reality storms. Such spatial opportunities and conditions are all surreally architectural, and an understanding of Surrealism can help today’s architects’ deal with these and the many other new possibilities available to them.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Surrealism, Architecture, Virtuality, Synthetic Biology, Buildings, Cities, Houses, Bodies
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Architecture & Landscape
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/15235

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