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Concretism and Critique

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Kati Blom touches on a pressing issue in architectural discourse in her recent blog post entitled, “Concretism and Critique”. Blom recounts her one of her experiences at a conference this summer as she describes a contemporary polarity between today’s Modernists and their antagonists. Blom offers the word ‘concretism’ in an effort to describe the work and rhetoric of these antagonists. She defines the term as “the materially based, practical approach to architecture.” Yet what exactly this materially based, practical approach to architecture amounts to remains somewhat elusive.

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Author(s): Blom K

Series Editor(s): Fahey, C; Blom, K

Publication type: Online Publication

Publication status: Published

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Year: 2009

Access Year: 2014

Publisher: International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne

Access Date: 12 June

Type of Medium: Blog post


Notes: Part of the International Society for Philosophy of Architecture launching campaign. [URL updated 12-6-2014]