The Function of the Oblique

The Function of the Oblique

The Function of the Oblique describes the experimental, provocative and largely un-documented collaboration between the architect Claude Parent and the cultural theorist Paul Virilio, who investigated a new kind of architectural and urban ...

Author: Pamela Johnston

Publisher: AA Publishing

ISBN: 187089071X

Category: Architecture

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In 1963 Claude Parent and Paul Virilio formed the "Architecture Principe" group with the aim of investigating a new kind of architectural and urban order. This publication provides a record of their experimental research.
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Yves Klein Claude Parent

Yves Klein  Claude Parent

"Shortly after Klein's early death in 1962, Claude Parent designed a memorial at the request of the artist's mother ... and widow .

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Publisher: Dilecta Edition

ISBN: MINN:31951D03724894R

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Page: 123

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"Shortly after Klein's early death in 1962, Claude Parent designed a memorial at the request of the artist's mother ... and widow .... The planned location was a plot of 500 square metres on the top of a slight natural rise at Saint-Paul-de-Vence"--Page 98.
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Virilio for Architects

Virilio for Architects

aDominating. the Site«. In Paul Virilio and Claude Parent, Architecture Principe
1966 and 1996, trans. George Collins. Besançon: Les Éditions de l«Imprimeur, p.
iv. Parent, Claude (1997b) ...

Author: John Armitage

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317549741

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

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Paul Virilio is an innovative figure in the study of architecture, space, and the city. Virilio for Architects primes readers for their first encounter with his crucial texts on some of the vital theoretical debates of the twenty-first century, including: Oblique Architecture and Bunker Archeology Critical Space and the Overexposed City The Ultracity and Very High Buildings Grey Ecology and Global Hypermovement In exploring Virilio’s most important architectural ideas and their impact, John Armitage traces his engagement with other key architectural and scientific thinkers such as Claude Parent, Benoit B. Mandelbrot, and Bernard Tschumi. Virilio for Architects allows students, researchers, and non-academic readers to connect with Virilio’s distinctive architectural theories, critical studies, and fresh ideas.
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Paul Virilio

Paul Virilio

In point of fact , Claude Parent was the architect of the apartment building ! That
real - estate ' moment ' was how they originally paired up . Claude Parent and
Paul Virilio subsequently began to collaborate on architectural projects in France
in ...

Author: Steve Redhead

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802086829

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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Paul Virilio is known as the high priest of speed. His discourses on speed, military technology, and modernity are highly influential among urban and cultural theorists, but he has influenced the work of many in other fields as well, including media theory, international relations, art history, cultural politics, architecture, and peace studies, to name a few. The first authoritative study of the life and work of Virilio, Steve Redhead's Paul Virilio: Theorist for an Accelerated Culture explains and analyses Virilio's work, correcting many mistaken interpretations that have surfaced in the literature over the years. Although now retired from his position at the École Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris, Virilio remains an active political and cultural thinker and commentator with a significant catalogue of work stretching back to the 1950s. Redhead reviews Virilio's intellectual career, from his days hanging out in an architect's office in the 1960s to his recent creation of a major art foundation exhibition on 'the accident' in the wake of 11 September 2001. Paul Virilio: Theorist for an Accelerated Culture is a rigorous and accessible introduction to Virilio that places him in the pantheon of critical thinkers in today's accelerated culture.
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We Have Never Been Postmodern Theory at the Speed of Light

We Have Never Been Postmodern  Theory at the Speed of Light

Partly this attention has been due to the association of Claude Parent, especially
in the 1960s, with Paul Virilio himself. The duo conceptualised a new
architectural order, a new spatial syntax, during the period 1963 to 1969 in what
they came ...

Author: Steve Redhead

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748643455

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Is it possible that various disciplines, theorists and cultural commentators have been hurtling down a blind alley in the last thirty years, searching for the holy grail of the postmodern? What if, after all, we have never have been postmodern? Or what if we are, instead, now living 'after postmodernity'? As global culture rushes off the cliff of catastrophe with its neo-liberal, neo-conservative ideologies mangled in the process, this book provides theory at the speed of light designed to capture the fast flickering images of the real, gone before you can blink in today's accelerated culture.
Categories: Social Science

Werk Bauen Wohnen

Werk  Bauen   Wohnen

Architectes : Claude Parent et Paul Virilio D St . Bernadette du Banlay , 1966 .
Architects : Claude Parent and Paul Virilio 7 Tristan Tzara : D ' un certain
Automatisme du Goût . In : Minotaure N° 3 - 4 . 1933 , S . 81f . L ' architecture (
moderne ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015048204476

Category: Architecture

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Topologies

Topologies

See Migayrou , Bloc : le monolithe fracturé ( Orléans : Éditions HyX , 1996 ) , and
The Function of the Oblique : The Architecture of Claude Parent and Paul Virilio
1963 - 1969 ( London : AA Publications , 1996 ) . I have also relied upon Michel ...

Author: Larry Busbea

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: UOM:39015070696425

Category: Architecture

Page: 229

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In this first study of the French avant-garde tendency known as spatial urbanism, Larry Busbea analyzes projects by artists and architects (including the most famous spatial practitioner, Yona Friedman) and explores texts (many of which have never before been translated from the French) by Michel Ragon, the influential founder of the Groupe International d'Architecture Prospective (GIAP), Victor Vasarely, and others.
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Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

Author: Avery Library

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ISBN: UVA:X000663491

Category: Architecture

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1977 to present. Citations to articles from more than 1,000 periodicals in all Western languages, including all major architectural journals published in the U.S. and Great Britain, as well as most South American, European and Japanese architecture-related periodicals.
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Virilio Now

Virilio Now

Virilio established an architectural practice in 1963 with the architect Claude
Parent before taking part in the événements of May 1968 and subsequently went
on to teach architecture at the École Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris-
Montparnasse ...

Author: John Armitage

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745648781

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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Responding to this growing interdisciplinary interest, Virilio Now: Current Perspectives in Virilio Studies comprises Sean Cubitt's critical overview of Virilio's aesthetics of disappearance, an important newly translated text by Virilio interrogating the impact of contemporary art, and eight other major original essays by noted scholars on the wide scope of Virilio's writings, inclusive of Adam Sharr on Virilio and the architect Peter Zumthor's Bruder Klaus chapel, and Nigel Thrifts crucial assessment of Virilio's City of Panic. Substantial coverage of Virilio's essential texts such as The Information Bomb is presented alongside his hypermodern conjectures on television and speed, globalization, media and representation. Navigating Virilio's 'accident of art, the 'aesthetics of disappearance' and widespread cultural devastation, additional essays bring together considerations of financial adversity, war, calamity and the apocalypse. Dazzling yet perceptive, these texts on the --
Categories: Social Science

The Possibility of an Architecture

The Possibility of  an  Architecture

MY FIRST REAL KNOWLEDGE of Claude Parent came as a whisper from
Frédéric Migayrou, curator of the articulate Bloc Fracturé exhibition in Venice,
who pointed to a curious cultural fissure that ran forwards from his church at
Nevers to ...

Author: Mark Goulthorpe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135260989

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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Articulating a radical agenda for the rethinking of the basic precepts of the construction industry in light of digital technologies, this book explores the profound shift that is underway in all aspects of architectural process. Essays and lectures from the last fifteen years discuss these changes in relation to dECOi Architects, created in 1991 as a forward-looking architectural practice. This excellent collection is relevant to architectural professionals, academics and students and also to practitioners in many related creative fields who are similarly engaged in trying to comprehend the significance of the import of digital media.
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Rethinking Architecture

Rethinking Architecture

1932) has pursued a long involvement with architecture. A partner of Claude
Parent, he explored for some time the theory of the 'oblique', which has been
considered influential in the origins of deconstruction. Amongst his other early
work was ...

Author: Neil Leach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134796298

Category: Architecture

Page: 432

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Brought together for the first time - the seminal writing on architecture by key philosophers and cultural theorist of the twentieth century. Issues around the built environment are increasingly central to the study of the social sciences and humanities. The essays offer a refreshing take on the question of architecture and provocatively rethink many of the accepted tenets of architecture theory from a broader cultural perspective. The book represents a careful selection of the very best theoretical writings on the ideas which have shaped our cities and our experiences of architecture. As such, Rethinking Architecture provides invaluable core source material for students on a range of courses.
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Yves Klein

Yves Klein

9 " Ink and watercolor on paper Made by Sargologo at Claude Parent ' s agency
Private collection Sous - sol d ' une cité climatisée , ca . 1959 73 x 48 cm / 28 . 7 x
18 . 8 " Ink and pencil on tracing paper Yves Klein in collaboration with Claude ...

Author: Yves Klein

Publisher: Delano Greenridge Editions

ISBN: UOM:39015050734550

Category: Art

Page: 263

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At a moment when the progress of technology brings the first half of the twentieth century to the depths of the Middle Ages or the late Empire, the message I bear within me is that of life and nature, and I would have you share it, in as much as my companions will know my thinking even better than myself: for they are thousands, they will reflect it thousands of times, while I myself am only one... At the crossroads of light where I have arrived, there are but two possible paths: the path of obscurity, withdrawal, maceration, meditation, and renunciation, and the more arduous and glorious path of sacrifice to the community.
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Paris Match

Paris Match

30 Culturematch Architecture par Sylvie Santini CLAUDE PARENT NOUS EN
BOUCHE UN COIN ne lui a pas Joan Une exposition rend hommage à cet
explorateur de l'oblique . On ne peut que s'incliner devant son audace . ean
Nouvel ...

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Profiles in Contemporary Social Theory

Profiles in Contemporary Social Theory

... the same name he established with the architect Claude Parent in 1963 (Virilio
and Parent, 1996). Virilio produced his ®rst major work, a photographic and
philosophical study of the architecture of war, Bunker Archeology (1994a), in
1975.

Author: Anthony Elliott

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781847871237

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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This comprehensive book provides an indispensable introduction to the most significant figures in contemporary social theory. Grounded strongly in the European tradition, the profiles include Michel Foucault, J[um]urgen Habermas, Roland Barthes, Jean Baudrillard, Pierre Bourdieu, Zygmunt Bauman, Martin Heidegger, Fredric Jameson, Richard Rorty, Nancy Chodorow, Anthony Giddens, Stuart Hall, Luce Irigaray and Donna Haraway. In guiding students through the key figures in an accessible and authoritative fashion, the book provides detailed accounts of the development of the work of major social theorists and charts the relationship between different traditions of social, cultural and political thought. Profiles in Contemporary Social Theory will become a major reference work in the field of social theory because it offers in-depth commentaries that comprehensively examine the contents, contexts and critical evaluation of key theorists of the day.
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Key Thinkers on Space and Place

Key Thinkers on Space and Place

He had previously set up the Architecture Principe group with Claude Parent in
1963 (Virilio and Parent, 1996), though a rift between the two developed
following Virilio's involvement in les évenéments (the student–worker uprisings)
of 1968.

Author: Phil Hubbard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446247730

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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In this latest edition of Key Thinkers on Space and Place, editors Phil Hubbard and Rob Kitchin provide us with a fully revised and updated text that highlights the work of over 65 key thinkers on space and place. Unique in its concept, the book is a comprehensive guide to the life and work of some of the key thinkers particularly influential in the current 'spatial turn' in the social sciences. Providing a synoptic overview of different ideas about the role of space and place in contemporary social, cultural, political and economic life, each portrait comprises: Biographical information and theoretical context. An explication of their contribution to spatial thinking. An overview of key advances and controversie. Guidance on further reading. With 14 additional chapters including entries on Saskia Sassen, Tim Ingold, Cindi Katz and John Urry, the book covers ideas ranging from humanism, Marxism, feminism and post-structuralism to queer-theory, post-colonialism, globalization and deconstruction, presenting a thorough look at diverse ways in which space and place has been theorized. An essential text for geographers, this now classic reference text is for all those interested in theories of space and place, whether in geography, sociology, cultural studies, urban studies, planning, anthropology, or women's studies.
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Yves Klein

Yves Klein

He also began working separately with the French architect Claude Parent, who
made sketches of the wall offire, fire and water fountains, and 'immaterial'
housing. On 3 June 1959 Klein presented a lecture at the Sorbonne under the
auspices ...

Author: Nuit Banai

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780233338

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Denounced as a charlatan and fêted as a mystic, French artist Yves Klein (1928–62) scandalized the art world with his enthusiastic embrace of postwar mass culture and his exploitation of controversial publicity tactics. Today, we know Yves Klein not only as one of the most radical artists of the postwar period, but also as an iconic role model for contemporary practices—he reinvented abstract painting, conceived new horizons for performance art, and was a trailblazer in the realm of land, body, and conceptual art. In this new critical biography, Nuit Banai examines the relationship between Klein’s brief life and his wide repertoire of artistic practices. While surveying the artist’s life, Banai establishes that Klein’s brilliance was, above all, performative, revealing that he created and inhabited myriad public identities: bourgeois, judo expert, painter, avant-garde artist, collaborator, politician, fascist, and showman, among others. With each persona, Banai shows, Klein invented new ways to communicate his paradoxical message of spiritual enlightenment and Dada iconoclasm to a rapt and unsuspecting audience. Illuminating the many facets of Klein’s influential artistic career, Yves Klein is an invaluable introduction to the inventor of the inimitable International Klein Blue.
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Sacred Concrete

Sacred Concrete

13 See biographical information sheets for Grand Palais exhibition , Claude
Parent , 1970 , unpublished document kept at the Documentation of the Musée
National d'Art Moderne . 4 Charles Jencks , Le Corbusier and the Continual ...

Author: Flora Samuel

Publisher: Birkhauser

ISBN: UCSD:31822038975470

Category: Architecture

Page: 229

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Le Corbusier not only designed and built churches; he was also intensely interested in religion and faith. His work deeply influenced church architecture in the twentieth century. This book examines Le Corbusier's relationship with religion in two introductory chapters, presents his four designs for La Sainte-Baume, the Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut de Ronchamp, the Cloister of La Tourette, and the Church of St. Pierre, and, in the final chapter, examines his influence on church architecture in Europe in the twentieth century. Examples include the Jubilee Church near Rome by Richard Meier, the Chapel of Saint Ignatius in Seattle by Steven Holl, the Santa Maria Church in Porto by Álvaro Siza, Tadao Ando's Meditation Space in Paris, as well as the Kapelle der Versöhnung (Church of Reconciliation) in Berlin by Reitermann & Sassenroth. Flora Samuel holds a PhD in architecture and teaches design and architecture history at the University of Bath, UK, and is the author of numerous publications. Inge Linder-Galliard also holds a PhD in architecture and has researched and written about Le Corbusier's work in numerous essays.
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From Agamben to Zizek

From Agamben to Zizek

Born in Paris, of BretonItalian parents, Virilio's investigations in the 1950s and
1960s took him into varied regions of ... He founded with the architect Claude
Parent the Architecture Principe group and the journal of the same title in 1963, ...

Author: Jon Simons

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748686742

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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In these 15 taster essays you will discover the key concepts and critical approaches of the theorists who have had the most significant impact on the humanities since 1990.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Critical Theorists and International Relations

Critical Theorists and International Relations

... tenureas professor (1969), general director (1975),and president (1990)ofthe
Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris;makesomemention ofhis setting upwith
Claude Parent the Architecture Principie groupandjournalin 1963; and are likely
to ...

Author: Jenny Edkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134025794

Category: Political Science

Page: 424

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A wide range of critical theorists is used in the study of international politics, and until now there has been no text that gives concise and accessible introductions to these figures. Critical Theorists and International Relations provides a wide-ranging introduction to thirty-two important theorists whose work has been influential in thinking about global politics. Each chapter is written by an expert with a detailed knowledge of the theorist concerned, representing a range of approaches under the rubric ‘critical’, including Marxism and post-Marxism, the Frankfurt School, hermeneutics, phenomenology, postcolonialism, feminism, queer theory, poststructuralism, pragmatism, scientific realism, deconstruction and psychoanalysis. Key features of each chapter include: a clear and concise biography of the relevant thinker an introduction to their key writings and ideas a summary of the ways in which these ideas have influenced and are being used in international relations scholarship a list of suggestions for further reading Written in engaging and accessible prose, Critical Theorists and International Relations is a unique and invaluable resource for undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars of international relations.
Categories: Political Science