Andrew Ballantyne
Routledge | 2007 | PDF | 124 pages | 0.6 Mb

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The work of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari has been inspirational for architects and architectural theorists in recent years. It has influenced the design work of architects as diverse as Greg Lynn and David Chipperfield, and is regularly cited by avant-gardist architects and by students, but usually without being well understood. The first collaboration between Deleuze and Guattari was "Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia", which was taken up as a manifesto for the post-structuralist life, and was associated with the spirit of the student revolts of 1968.

Their ideas promote creativity and innovation, and their work is wide-ranging, complex and endlessly stimulating. They range across politics, psychoanalysis, physics, art and literature, changing preconceptions along the way. "Deleuze & Guattari for Architects" is a perfect introduction for students of architecture in design studio at all levels, students of architecture pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate courses in architectural theory, academics and interested architectural practitioners.


1 Who? 1
No longer ourselves 1
Character-defining questions 2
Lines of flight 5
Away from the flock 9
Backgammon 11
Deterritorialization 13

2 Machines 18
Swarming 18
The case of Schreber 19
The book of the machines 23
Down with trees 25
Abstract machine 28
Immanence 29
Network 32
The body 33

3 House 38
Plateau 38
Actual buildings 41
Orpheus and Ariadne 50
Consolidation 53
House, earth, territory 60

4 Fa├žade and Landscape 61
A walk in the mountains 61
White wall, black hole 64
Signifying 74
Radomes 76
Deserts 78

5 City and Environment 80
A little order 80
Environment – milieu 82
Disconnecting 87
Emergent form 94
Form and frame 96

Further Reading 100
Notes 104
Bibliography 108
Index 119


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