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Surrealistic exuberance – dark matters

Surrealistic exuberance – dark matters

Spiller, Neil (2010) Surrealistic exuberance – dark matters. Architectural Design, 80 (2). pp. 64-69. ISSN 0003-8504 (Print), 1554-2769 (Online) (doi:

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For Neil Spiller, there is a current vacuum in much of contemporary parametric design. It is devoid of embodied cultural experience and character. Much can be learnt by rediscovering the dark matter of Baroque and Surrealistic art and architecture, which through repressed eroticism optimised on the simultaneous presence of the secular and the profane - the heaving physicality of the everyday world and the repressed strictures of the Catholic church.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Article first published online: 4 MAR 2010. [2] Published in Architectural Design, Volume 80, Issue 2, March/April 2010 - Special Issue: Exuberance: New Virtuosity in Contemporary Architecture.
Uncontrolled Keywords: dark, surrealism, architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Architecture, Design & Construction
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