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dc.contributor.advisor Biln, John
dc.creatorNader, Karim Khalil
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T06:48:31Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T06:48:31Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17611
dc.description.abstract The lighthouse is a structure and figure that reveals the possibility of a discourse on seeing. Once projected, the lighthouse is erected to show the way towards the shore. Soon worshiped as an object of idolatry, the lighthouse is consumed by our gaze. From ruin and into death, the lighthouse is emptied out of its original purpose. In the place of inevitable loss, an introspection into the myth of the lighthouse and seeing would move us away from the consumptive gaze of the optical and towards the creative light of the passionate. Through this movement is a looking in depth that hopes to reconcile the separated 'I' of the distinct individual with the perceived 'eye' of an other at the end of the lighthouse. Regarding architecture in the light of this engaged sight expands the frame of the discipline from a mere process of building objects into the wonders of omniscient Being.
dc.format.extent 60 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectPhilosophy
Architecture
dc.title The end of a lighthouse
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
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 Nader, Karim Khalil. "The end of a lighthouse." (2003) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17611.


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