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Thinking through things: 12 y 14 de la Calle Ramirez. Tacubaya, Mexico City: Luis Barragán's grounds


2005 2005

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How do Architects contribute to the constitution of a cultural world? This is the question pursued throughout this dissertation. The argument proposed here is that architects contribute by thinking through things. Thinking through things is understood in two different but related ways. First, as the thematization of the conditions of reciprocity between the Human body and the world: the here of the body, the horizon and the strata of sense. And second, as the exploration of three fundamental architectural themes: being located, being contained and being accompanied. Arguing that each of these themes owes its origin to the thematization of one of the conditions of reciprocity: being located on the thematization of the here of the body, being contained on the thematization of the horizon and being accompanied on the thematization of the strata of sense.

This inquiry is directed by the descriptions and interpretations of the house the Mexican Architect Luis Barragán built for himself in Tacubaya, Mexico City.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Architecture
Classification
0729: Architecture
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts, Barragan, Luis, Calle Ramirez, Mexico City, Tacubaya, Thematization
Title
Thinking through things: 12 y 14 de la Calle Ramirez. Tacubaya, Mexico City: Luis Barragán's grounds
Author
Naranjo Quiceno, Carlos Eduardo
Number of pages
202
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0175
Source
DAI-A 66/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542435447, 0542435446
Advisor
Leatherbarrow, David
University/institution
University of Pennsylvania
University location
United States -- Pennsylvania
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3197720
ProQuest document ID
305451973
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305451973
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