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From Anonymity to Boredom to Creativity

From Anonymity to Boredom to Creativity Abstract Boredom has been acknowledged as a necessary moment before creation. Throughout the history of modern architecture, influential figures – including Le Corbusier and Philip Johnson – have confessed to suffering the condition, denoting that the desire to elude it has been a fundamental factor in their work. Moreover, due to the monotonous and anonymous processes required for the assembly of architecture, boredom ensues from the lack of opportunities of personal expression. Contextualized by studies from different fields, this article explores the relationship between anonymity, boredom and creativity through an interview with Peter Cook, and a series of drawings by Ingrid Lønningdal, titled Performance with Ruler and Digits I–VIII. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architecture and Culture Taylor & Francis

From Anonymity to Boredom to Creativity

From Anonymity to Boredom to Creativity

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

Abstract

Abstract Boredom has been acknowledged as a necessary moment before creation. Throughout the history of modern architecture, influential figures – including Le Corbusier and Philip Johnson – have confessed to suffering the condition, denoting that the desire to elude it has been a fundamental factor in their work. Moreover, due to the monotonous and anonymous processes required for the assembly of architecture, boredom ensues from the lack of opportunities of personal expression. Contextualized by studies from different fields, this article explores the relationship between anonymity, boredom and creativity through an interview with Peter Cook, and a series of drawings by Ingrid Lønningdal, titled Performance with Ruler and Digits I–VIII.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2021 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN
2050-7836
eISSN
2050-7828
DOI
10.1080/20507828.2020.1792217
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Abstract

Abstract Boredom has been acknowledged as a necessary moment before creation. Throughout the history of modern architecture, influential figures – including Le Corbusier and Philip Johnson – have confessed to suffering the condition, denoting that the desire to elude it has been a fundamental factor in their work. Moreover, due to the monotonous and anonymous processes required for the assembly of architecture, boredom ensues from the lack of opportunities of personal expression. Contextualized by studies from different fields, this article explores the relationship between anonymity, boredom and creativity through an interview with Peter Cook, and a series of drawings by Ingrid Lønningdal, titled Performance with Ruler and Digits I–VIII.

Journal

Architecture and CultureTaylor & Francis

Published: Apr 2, 2020

Keywords: anonymity; boredom; creativity; Peter Cook; Le Corbusier; Philip Johnson; drawing; ruler

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