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How Henri Lefebvre missed the modernist sensibility of Mies van der Rohe: vitalism at the intersection of a materialist conception of space and a metaphysical approach to architecture

Watson, Victoria A. (2007) How Henri Lefebvre missed the modernist sensibility of Mies van der Rohe: vitalism at the intersection of a materialist conception of space and a metaphysical approach to architecture. Journal of Architecture, 12 (1). pp. 99-112. ISSN 1360-2365

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13602360701218276

Abstract

This paper looks at two theoretical statements about ‘space’, both of which are grounded in a vitalist philosophy. The first is Henri Lefebvre’s formulation of ‘spatial architectonics’, a structure of concepts which he develops in The Production of Space; the second is Mies van der Rohe’s intuition of something he termed ‘authentic form’, a means of triggering new experiences and understandings through sensual engagement with space

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Online ISSN 1466-4410
Uncontrolled Keywords:Space, Henri Lefebvre, Mies van der Rohe, sensuality, intelligence & intuition, social meaning of architecture
Research Community:University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment, School of
ID Code:3146
Deposited On:08 Feb 2007
Last Modified:23 Oct 2009 10:36

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