Brutalism exposed: Photography and the zoom wave

Hadas A. Steiner

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Abstract

Photography was instrumental in conceiving representation as the effort to grasp the variable rather than the objective appraisal of reality. This paper explores how avant-garde practitioners in the mid-1960s harnessed reproductive technology for its momentary meanings. Using the confluence of the Economist complex, the film Blow-Up, and Archigram 7, the phenomenon is examined in the context of London-based architectural discourse. While the embrace of unstable signification would present further challenges, possibility still dominated over loss at this critical juncture. The allusiveness of representation intimated the potentials of a milieu where nothing stagnated and images, in and of themselves, constituted architectural practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-27
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Architectural Education
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

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  • Architecture
  • Education
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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Steiner, Hadas A. / Brutalism exposed : Photography and the zoom wave. In: Journal of Architectural Education. 2006 ; Vol. 59, No. 3. pp. 15-27.
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In: Journal of Architectural Education, Vol. 59, No. 3, 01.01.2006, p. 15-27.

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