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
Subjects: University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment > Architecture and the Built Environment, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2009 09:36
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/3146

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