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Karatani, Kojin...Architecture as Metaphor

Karatani, Kojin...Architecture as Metaphor

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Writing
Architecture
A
project of the Anyone CorporationEarth Moves: The Furnishing of Territories
 Bernard Cache,
1991r
Architecture as Metaphor: Language, Number, Money
Kojin Karatani, 1991r
mbridge, Masachusens
London, England
Number, Money
 
Kojin Karatani began his career as a literary critic inJapan; both of his works so far translated intoEnglish,
Origins of Modern Japanese Literature
andthe present volume,
 Architecture as Metaphor,
were originally published in literary journals.Karatani once told me with a wry smile thatthe first editions of this book were dis
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played in the
science/engineering
sectionof some bookstores and took a while tobe relocated into the
literature/philos-
ophy section. Even though his offi
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cial status is
"
literary critic,
"
hetackles issues from a broad spec
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Introduction:
A
Map of Crises
trum of domains includingphilosophy, logic, politicaleconomy, cultural anthro
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pology, sociology, andurban studies.
I
assumethat bookshops having trou
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ble categorizing
Architectzlre
as Metaphor 
might have placed itaccording to the title; architec
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ture is often included in the
science/engineering
(rather than cul
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ture) section in Japan.In a roundabout way this episodesheds light on Karatani's idiosyncraticstance. He is totally indifferent to the terri
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torialities of today's scholastic subjects, which,though categorized arbitrarily, neverthelesshave ended up constructing their own ivory tow
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ers and forming immutable and untrespassableboundaries; his writing traverses these boundaries asif they never existed. Unlike many multidisciplinarygeneralists who travel the horizontal strata, he
trans-

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Barie Fez-Barringten Is the originator (founder) of “Architecture: the making of metaphors(architecture as the making of metaphors)" First lecture at Yale University in 1967 First published in 1971 in the peer reviewed learned journal:"Main Currents in Modern Thought"; In 1970, founded New York City not-for-profit called Laboratories for Metaphoric Environments (LME) and has been widely published
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Architecture: The Making of Metaphors Author: Barie Fez-Barringten Date Of Publication: Feb 2012 Isbn13: 978-1-4438-3517-6 Isbn: 1-4438-3517-X The authors writings are based on his lecture series presented in 1968 at Yale University called “Architecture: The Making of Metaphors” which was then published in part in Main Currents in Modern Thought, then in many other journals in
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