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Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment

Henri Lefebvre

Lukasz Stanek (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677191
eISBN:
9781452948126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677191.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The French Marxist philosopher and sociologist Henri Lefebvre meditates on the relationship between jouissance, space, and architecture. Commissioned as a part of a study on tourist new towns in ... More


Economics

Łukasz Stanek and Robert Bononno

in Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677191
eISBN:
9781452948126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677191.003.0010
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

Lefebvre returns to the basic Marxist distinction between “use” and “exchange value” in order to theorize a possibility of an “economy of jouissance” which accounts for the dynamics of collective use ... More


Architecture

Łukasz Stanek and Robert Bononno

in Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677191
eISBN:
9781452948126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677191.003.0011
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

In a transhistorical perspective, Lefebvre revisits spaces devoted to the body, from the Roman thermae, through the Gupta temples and Renaissance urban spaces, to the designs by Claude-Nicolas Ledoux ... More


Conclusions (Injunctions)

Łukasz Stanek and Robert Bononno

in Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677191
eISBN:
9781452948126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677191.003.0012
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

Lefebvre summarizes the main concepts introduced in the book and embraces the architectural project as the leverage to rethink everyday life beyond its premises of post-war modernization, in ... More


Technologies of Thoughtin Victorian England

Andrzej Piotrowski

in Architecture of Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673049
eISBN:
9781452945835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673049.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter explores the reshaping of symbolic thought in nineteenth-century England. It discusses how the scientific disciplines, the arts, philosophy, and advertising mapped the very fabric of ... More


Subjects: Mass Customization

Reinhold Martin

in Utopia's Ghost: Architecture and Postmodernism, Again

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669622
eISBN:
9781452946733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669622.003.0006
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter addresses the question of who is the subject of postmodern architecture. Theorists consider the processes of subject formation of postmodern architecture both at the individual and the ... More


The Question

Łukasz Stanek and Robert Bononno

in Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677191
eISBN:
9781452948126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677191.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

Lefebvre postulates a definition of architecture in opposition to urban planning by taking the perspective of habitation and the practices of the inhabitant as the starting point of his inquiry. This ... More


The scope of the inquiry

Łukasz Stanek and Robert Bononno

in Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677191
eISBN:
9781452948126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677191.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The author meditates on the relationship between power, pleasure, and space, exemplified by the paradoxes of the architectural monument; and speculates about its possible alternatives in the post-war ... More


The Quest

Łukasz Stanek and Robert Bononno

in Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677191
eISBN:
9781452948126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677191.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

Lefebvre argues that the project of an architecture, or space, of jouissance must be centered on the body, its rhythms, and the possibility of a “pedagogy” of senses. This argument is developed by ... More


Objections

Łukasz Stanek and Robert Bononno

in Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677191
eISBN:
9781452948126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677191.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

In a manner resembling a medieval treatise, Lefebvre offers a range of possible objections to the project of the book–the quest for an architecture of jouissance–and refutes them by proposing ... More


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