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Neil Leach : The Anaesthetics of Architecture

"In this culture of aesthetic consumption, this "culture of the cocktail," meaningful discourse gives way to strategies of seduction, and architectural design is reduced to the superficial play of empty, seductive forms." Interestingly, many art schools art trying to re-invent themselves these days by marketing their students as the only ones 'visually literate' enough to make sense of it all. Chapter one is available as a pdf file.

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