Looking afresh at the implications of Jacques Derrida’s thinking for architecture, this book simplifies his ideas in a clear, concise way. Derrida‘s treatment of key philosophical texts has been labelled as "deconstruction," a term that resonates with architecture. Although his main focus is language, his thinking has been applied by architectural theorists widely.
As well as a review of Derrida’s interaction with architecture, this book is also a careful consideration of the implications of his thinking, particularly on the way architecture is practiced.
About the Author
Richard Coyne is Professor and Head of the School of Arts, Culture and Environment at the University of Edinburgh. He is an architect researching and teaching in architectural theory, design theory and digital media. He is author of four books with MIT Press: Designing Information Technology in the Postmodern Age (1995), Technoromanticism (1999), Cornucopia Limited (2005), and The Tuning of Place (2010). With Adrian Snodgrass he co-authored Interpretation in Architecture: Design as a Way of Thinking (Routledge, 2006).
Table of Contents
Prologue 1. Thinking About Architecture 2. Language and Architecture 3. Intertextuality and Metaphor 4. Derrida on Architecture 5. Other Spaces 6. Derrida and Radical Practice