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Eating Oysters, Naked: Realizing Critical Architectural Discourse

Eating Oysters, Naked: Realizing Critical Architectural Discourse Abstract George Baird’s “Les Extrêmes Qui se Touchent?” was published in 1977 in the Architectural Design special issue on the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). It was republished as “Les Extrêmes Qui se Touchent” in Baird’s 2015 edited volume, Writings on Architecture and the City. Both publications feature a figure drawn by Madelon Vriesendorp: “Eating oysters with boxing gloves, naked.” The re-presentation of the text is a kind of review. Its reader witnesses Baird looking back, siting and contextualizing the work and its construction. This paper critiques the framing and prefacing of “Les Extrêmes Qui se Touchent” in Writings on Architecture and the City. “Eating oysters with boxing gloves, naked” provides the key lens for this inspection. Through this critique, the paper generates specific commentary on the text(s), as well as making broader arguments regarding architectural authorship, the discursive term “critical,” and the moment and tradition associated with that term. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architecture and Culture Taylor & Francis

Eating Oysters, Naked: Realizing Critical Architectural Discourse

Architecture and Culture , Volume 8 (1): 14 – Jan 2, 2020

Eating Oysters, Naked: Realizing Critical Architectural Discourse

Architecture and Culture , Volume 8 (1): 14 – Jan 2, 2020

Abstract

Abstract George Baird’s “Les Extrêmes Qui se Touchent?” was published in 1977 in the Architectural Design special issue on the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). It was republished as “Les Extrêmes Qui se Touchent” in Baird’s 2015 edited volume, Writings on Architecture and the City. Both publications feature a figure drawn by Madelon Vriesendorp: “Eating oysters with boxing gloves, naked.” The re-presentation of the text is a kind of review. Its reader witnesses Baird looking back, siting and contextualizing the work and its construction. This paper critiques the framing and prefacing of “Les Extrêmes Qui se Touchent” in Writings on Architecture and the City. “Eating oysters with boxing gloves, naked” provides the key lens for this inspection. Through this critique, the paper generates specific commentary on the text(s), as well as making broader arguments regarding architectural authorship, the discursive term “critical,” and the moment and tradition associated with that term.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN
2050-7836
eISSN
2050-7828
DOI
10.1080/20507828.2020.1721746
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Abstract

Abstract George Baird’s “Les Extrêmes Qui se Touchent?” was published in 1977 in the Architectural Design special issue on the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). It was republished as “Les Extrêmes Qui se Touchent” in Baird’s 2015 edited volume, Writings on Architecture and the City. Both publications feature a figure drawn by Madelon Vriesendorp: “Eating oysters with boxing gloves, naked.” The re-presentation of the text is a kind of review. Its reader witnesses Baird looking back, siting and contextualizing the work and its construction. This paper critiques the framing and prefacing of “Les Extrêmes Qui se Touchent” in Writings on Architecture and the City. “Eating oysters with boxing gloves, naked” provides the key lens for this inspection. Through this critique, the paper generates specific commentary on the text(s), as well as making broader arguments regarding architectural authorship, the discursive term “critical,” and the moment and tradition associated with that term.

Journal

Architecture and CultureTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 2, 2020

Keywords: architectural discourse; figures in architecture; figures and personas in architectural culture; George Baird; Rem Koolhaas; Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

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