Context, Narcissus and Echo

Kolakowski, Marcin Mateusz (2006) Context, Narcissus and Echo. In: Nowa architektura w kontekście kulturowym miasta. [VIII] Publikacja z serii Teoria a Praktyka w Architekturze Współczesnej. Wydaw. Sympozjalne KUiA PAN. ISBN 839150252X

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Some psychological concepts describe architectural production in the context of designers’ motivation. This way of describing architecture could give an insight into problems of urban redevelopment and also the poor quality of design which does not reflect the needs of modern cities. Interestingly, however, ‘Architectural Narcissism’ with its inward orientated buildings is as inadequate response to context in a similar way as historicism. Both these are extreme approaches which fail to respond to the surroundings. Psychological analyses of those approaches could give an indication of what is wrong with modern architecture and how it could be improved.

Keywords:Context, Architecture, Narcissism
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K110 Architectural Design Theory
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
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