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Life in a Glass House: An Architectural Projection

Life in a Glass House: An Architectural Projection Dr Farnsworth, an important patron of modern American architecture, remade the all-glass Farnsworth House (Mies van der Rohe, Plano, Illinois, 1951) through the production of photographs and poems. Bearing traces of Farnsworth’s body, these works form a transgressive and long overlooked architectural history. In this essay, I rewrite the history of this house through inhabitations of these documents - projecting Farnsworth’s photographs of the house and dwelling within them, using fragments of Farnsworth’s poems to inform my own actions within the scenes. The resulting project - a series of photographs accompanied by fragments of Farnsworth’s poems and her English translations of modern Italian poets - suggests that history is invariably transgressive in that it is informed by the relationship between a researcher’s body and her subject. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architecture and Culture Taylor & Francis

Life in a Glass House: An Architectural Projection

Architecture and Culture , Volume 2 (3): 20 – Nov 1, 2014

Life in a Glass House: An Architectural Projection

Architecture and Culture , Volume 2 (3): 20 – Nov 1, 2014

Abstract

Dr Farnsworth, an important patron of modern American architecture, remade the all-glass Farnsworth House (Mies van der Rohe, Plano, Illinois, 1951) through the production of photographs and poems. Bearing traces of Farnsworth’s body, these works form a transgressive and long overlooked architectural history. In this essay, I rewrite the history of this house through inhabitations of these documents - projecting Farnsworth’s photographs of the house and dwelling within them, using fragments of Farnsworth’s poems to inform my own actions within the scenes. The resulting project - a series of photographs accompanied by fragments of Farnsworth’s poems and her English translations of modern Italian poets - suggests that history is invariably transgressive in that it is informed by the relationship between a researcher’s body and her subject.

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Taylor & Francis
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© 2014 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
2050-7836
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2050-7828
DOI
10.2752/205078214X14107818390595
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Abstract

Dr Farnsworth, an important patron of modern American architecture, remade the all-glass Farnsworth House (Mies van der Rohe, Plano, Illinois, 1951) through the production of photographs and poems. Bearing traces of Farnsworth’s body, these works form a transgressive and long overlooked architectural history. In this essay, I rewrite the history of this house through inhabitations of these documents - projecting Farnsworth’s photographs of the house and dwelling within them, using fragments of Farnsworth’s poems to inform my own actions within the scenes. The resulting project - a series of photographs accompanied by fragments of Farnsworth’s poems and her English translations of modern Italian poets - suggests that history is invariably transgressive in that it is informed by the relationship between a researcher’s body and her subject.

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Architecture and CultureTaylor & Francis

Published: Nov 1, 2014

Keywords: modernism; transparency; glass; poetry; performance; inhabitation; photography

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