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Transparency and Catatonia

Lookup NU author(s): Kati Blom


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Blom examines the dead core of contemporary glass structures, which have to be built upon huge mega structures, even if the architectural intention is to achieve light transparency. Huge glass structures communicate through catatonic or stiff elements rather than activating other senses than sight. The result is so called reduced environment. The theory is partly based on Julia Kristeva's post structuralist theory about the modes of human communication.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Blom K

Editor(s): Menin, S.

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Constructing Place: Mind and the Matter of Place-making

Year: 2003

Pages: 189-201

Edition: 1st

Publisher: Routledge

Place Published: London & New York

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9780415314657