Written on the threshold

Muñoz Jiménez, María Teresa (2006). Written on the threshold. In: "Ungrammatical landscape = Paisaje agramatical". Diputación de Granada, Granada, pp. 125-136. ISBN 84-7807-419-8.


Title: Written on the threshold
  • Muñoz Jiménez, María Teresa
Item Type: Book Section
Title of Book: Ungrammatical landscape = Paisaje agramatical
Date: 2006
ISBN: 84-7807-419-8
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Proyectos Arquitectónicos
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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One of the most productive discoveries of art and architectural criticism is the comparative reading between different situations. It is an approach that does away with all conventions and destroys any attempt to codifing the future. It also reveals the futility of established styles or movements. In the early 20th century, the Russian Formalists spoke of the dissimilarity of the similar in literature and more than a few studies on the visual arts have used the comparative method, from Heinrich Wolfflin to Robert Venturi. But something more has to be added, personal biography. The involvement of the individual, their name and their life, in the history of art bursts in with all the force of what is real, with no need for credibility, because it merely is what it is. The histories of architecture and art tell things in a believable, perfectly connected manner, without the fits and starts of personal biography - when this appears we find ourselves in a different sort of situation.

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Deposited by: Biblioteca ETS Arquitectura
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Last Modified: 28 Jun 2016 07:36
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