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Architecture

Derrida for Architects

Much smart computing these days depends on the idea of the index, the ability of a computer process to look up data from a table. What seems to the user of an Internet search engine like an instantaneous search through millions of web pages is in fact very fast lookup on a series of indices pre-stored on a server.

In linguistics, indexicals are words that supposedly denote specific one-to-one mappings, such as this, that, you, and I, more commonly known as pronouns. They make specific reference in particular contexts: this book, that pen, you who are reading this.

This is one of the few topics I don’t cover in my new book Derrida for Architects, just out from Routledge, this referring here to indexicals. However, the book does have an index, and it does talk about archives. Here it is. (It refers here to the index.)

Index

activism 86-7
Adorno, Theodor 77
advertising 89
agonistics 5
Alexander, Christopher xvi, 9
archive 74, 83
architecture 2, 6, 8-10, 17-18, 33-4; as the last fortress of metaphysics xvii, 60, 97
Aristotle 63, 71, 95
art 34, 68, 77, 79, 80-81
Augé, Marc 72
Augoyard, Jean-François 58-9

Barthes,  Roland 15, 20, 22-3, 36, 43
Being, xx-xxii, 79
Breton, André xxiv, 2, 58
Broadbent, Geoffrey 37, 39, 100

Caputo, John xviii, 6, 78, 81-2, 86
chaos 72
chora xxii, 38, 45, 48-55, 64-73
Chora L Works, 36, 45-7, 57-9, 66, 100
Ciph 85
communication 31-3
community 26, 29, 79-82, 85; interpretive 80; linguistic 14, 17
confounding oppositions 7
conservatism 76
Constructivism 2
Coop Himmelblau 82
correspondence 13
counterfeit 95
Culler, Jonathan 8, 39, 99
cyberspace 61

de Certeau 59, 90
Deconstruction 39, 56, 59-60, 93; and literature 92; criticism of 47, 97; defined 10; named xiv
deep structure 19
Deleuze, Giles 63, 72, 83, 86, 90
Derrida, Jacques; and architecture 2, 24, 36-60; and Eisenman 39-59; biography xiv; career xiv, 75, 77; diffusion of ideas 36; documentary of 82, 99; education xiv; in Algeria xiv; in Paris xiv, 36, 49, 51, 77; in the USA xiv, 36, 45, 53, 85; reception of 7, 36, 77-8; style of writing xv, xix-xxiv

Descartes, Rene 80
design 10, 97
différance xx-xxii, 47
difference xxi-xxii, 16-21, 31-3
disjunction 37-8, 72
documentary 82, 99
drawing 32, 34, 45, 51

École Normale Supérieure xiv
education 91
Eisenman, Peter 2, 36-59, 66-7, 87, 92
everyday 58-9, 90

fashion 20
formalism 39
forms xvi, 64-6, 70
Foucault, Michel xxii, 72, 90
foundations xvi-xvii
Frankfurt School 37, 76
Freud, Sigmund xxiv, 49, 68, 72, 83
Fuller, Buckminster 37

Gadamer, Hans-Georg 77, 79-80, 82
Gallagher, Shaun 77, 79-80, 93
Gehry, Frank 39-40, 52
Giddens, Anthony 22
grammatology 31, 36

Hadid, Zaha 45
Hawkes, Terrence 8, 21-2, 99
Heidegger, Martin xxi, 8, 37-8, 79, 85
Heisenberg, Werner xviii
Hermes 70
Hestia 70
heterotopias 72-3
Huizinga, Johan 4
hypertext 93-4
hypodoche 65, 68

idealism 61
institutions 74, 83, 86
Intelligible 30, 49, 62-6, 71
Internet 38, 90, 93-4
interpretation 78-9
intertextuality 25, 29-31, 33, 57-8; and design 97; and hypertext 94-5
irony xxii

Jameson, Fredric 8, 13-15, 19, 28, 64
Jencks, Charles 8, 37, 47
Johnson, Barbara xx, 92, 94, 99
juxtapositions and oppositions 2

Kafka, Franz 43
Kant, Immanuel 38, 67, 68
khora 67
Kipnis, Jeffrey 36, 43, 45, 47-57, 100
Koolhaas, Rem 6

Lacan, Jacques xxii, 15, 72, 83
Landow, George 93, 95
language; and architecture 8-24; and history 11-13
Laugier, Marc-Antoine 12, 13
Le Corbusier 6, 61
Lefebvre, Henri 90
Lévi-Strauss, Claude 20-22, 36
Libeskind, Daniel 39
Lyotard, Jean-François 43, 68

Marxism 76
Mauss, Marcel 95
McLuhan, Marshall 26
meaning 8, 23-4, 37; and metaphysics 23
metaphor 25, 31
metaphysics xvi-xxi, 23-4, 53, 60, 75
Mikics, David xiv, xix, 36, 52, 77
mirror 68

Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm 52
nonsense 72
Norris, Christopher 8, 99

opposition 7, 18, 22, 31, 38
origin xix, 11
other spaces 61-2, 64, 72

palimpsest 49
Palladio, Andrea xvi, 10, 29
Parc de la Villette 36, 42-4, 47, 50, 58-60
Pérez-Gómez, Alberto 69-70
PEVRAV 88, 90-91, 96
Phaedrus 25, 27-8, 30, 33, 94
pharmakeus 29
pharmakon 30
Phenomenology, xxi, 8, 77-9
philology 11
philosophy xvii, 1, 34, 53, 75
Piaget, Jean 16
Plato 25-34, 48-51, 61-71, 94-5
Platonism 25, 63
postcard 23
Postmodernism 37, 42-3
Poststructuralism 10, 22, 34
practice 8, 59, 74, 90, 99
Pragmatism 1, 7, 63, 73, 78
prejudice 80
proto-writing 31-3
pun 52

radical hermeneutics 81
radical media 93
radical pedagogy 91
readymades xxiii, xxiv
rhetoric 25
RIBA 81
Ricoeur, Paul 82
Romanticism 37
Rorty, Richard 1, 7, 73
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques 11, 27-8, 75, 78
Rykwert, Joseph 12

Saussure, Ferdianand de 11-14, 16-19, 28, 32
scapegoat 29, 94
semiotics 8, 99
Sensible 48-9, 62-4, 66, 71
Serres, Michel 83
sign systems and difference 16
signature xxii
Situationism 2
Snodgrass, Adrian 22, 79
Socrates 25, 27, 30
space; and chora 38, 45, 48-9; and paradox 71; other 61-73
spatiality 73
speech 27, 33
Stoicism 63-4
surprise 24, 82
Surrealism xxiii, 2, 72, 82
syntax 10, 41

Tafuri, Manfredo 37, 77
Theuth 27
Thinking 1
Timaeus 48-51, 61, 64-5, 67, 69
Tschumi, Bernard 3, 37, 42-5, 59-60, 82; disagreement with Eisenman 50-51;
Twitter 26
tympanum xxiv

universities xiv, 85, 91

Venturi, Robert 37, 39
Vidler, Anthony 72
Vitruvius, Pollio xxiv, 12, 63

walking 49, 58-9
Wigley, Mark 36, 38, 90, 100
writing xv, 25-8, 30-34; as a drug 28; origins of 25, 27

Zizek, Slavoj 72

About Richard Coyne

The cultural, social and spatial implications of computers and pervasive digital media spark my interest ... enjoy architecture, writing, designing, philosophy, coding and media mashups.

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