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dc.contributor.advisor Bell, Michael
dc.creatorBriner, Thaddeus Mies
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:18:50Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:18:50Z
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13929
dc.description.abstract Emerging morphology of American megalopoli includes a parallel arrival of megastructures and correlative empty spaces. Anthropomorphic relations to these phenomenon have been ignored in favor of economic efficacy and mass production. Although the scalar disjunction between space, form and figure is inherently a physically determinate one, it represents an existential conundrum concerning subjectivity as well; attempting to locate one's self among or between these megaobjects, one may also try to reconcile the externalized circumstances that created, and are right now becoming, these episodes of hyper-juxtaposition, i.e. late-capitalism. The philosophical armature of the sublime is equipped to contextualize this post- anthropomorphic architectural condition in terms of contemporary subjectivity and figural inscription. Conversely, the investigation reveals an effort to conjecture on an altered subject, in terms of what Jameson calls 'Hyperspace', the most recent mutation of space, having "succeeded in transcending the capacities of the individual human body to locate itself, to organize its immediate surroundings perceptually$\...$"$\sp1$ ftn$\sp1$Frederic Jameson, Postmodernism: or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, (Durham: Duke University Press, 1991), pg. 44.
dc.format.extent 70 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectArchitecture
Urban planning
Regional planning
dc.title Re-inscribing the figure within the machinic sublime
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Architecture
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Architecture
dc.identifier.citation Briner, Thaddeus Mies. "Re-inscribing the figure within the machinic sublime." (1995) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13929.


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