Sexuality & Space’s interdisciplinary essays address gender in relation to architectural Contributors include Jennifer Bloomer, Victor Burgin, Beatriz Colomina. Wiki for Collaborative Studies of Arts, Media and Humanities. Sexuality and Space edited by Beatriz Colomina. Princeton Architectural Press, pp.,? Architecture and Feminism edited by.

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Similarly, in the Moller house there appears to be no way of entering the dining room from the music room, which is 70 centimeters below; the only means of access is by unfolding steps which are hidden in the timber base of the dining room figure This essay is not directly concerned with the political economy of the property boom. Then one day, when she thinks her husband is away, she opens the door and finds the bodies of all his former wives still bleeding magically from terrible wounds and tortures.

The story of Hill House as Dr. However this problem-familiar to all noncanonical film study and all criticism of temporal arts -does allow me to define something unusual about A Spire as an adventure story.

This house, traditionally considered to be the proto- type of the Raumplanalso contains the prototype of the theater box. The split between the traditional humanist subject the occu- pant or the architect and the eye is the split between looking and seeing, between outside and inside, between landscape and site.


Harvard Design Magazine: Sexuality and Space edited by Beatriz Colomina

Like the body, the house seuxality all surface; it does not simply have an interior. Built ina mildly ornate office block with a vague reminis- cence of the Eiffel Tower on top a radio tower that better resem- bles the RKO Pictures logothe Amalgamated Wireless Austral- asia Ltd.

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Bedroom with a sofa set against the window. The detective story that follows these traces comes into being.

Ken Botnick Project Coordinator: Yet this concept precisely depends on a theory of intertex- tuality that cannot imagine change: Bcatriz Colomina 85 of his neck. Burglars and robbers stand quite definitively for the father; ghosts are a figure of-a figure.

Semiotext e, p. A Spire in both its components, climbing and filmmaking, works with this mythology.

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In the place of a generically appropriate shot of the conquerer standing upright proudly to possess the view, there is a comically repeated little sequence of two disembodied red legs flailing diag- onally against the sky, struggling furiously with floating green ribbons. In Freudian theory the mirror represents the psyche. And it is only by remaining inside and making use of the periscope camera obscura that it becomes possible to enjoy the metropolitan spectacle figure Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Sexuality and Space 82 the sequence, on the threshold sexualityy the private, the secret, the upper rooms where sexuality is hidden away.

Instead, with assistance from Fay Gray [sic] We could accumulate more evidence. Sexuality and Space 88 But the breakdown between inside and outside, and the split sexualitty sight and touch, is not located exclusively in the domestic scene. Ido not think they are bored!


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But, being a ghost film, The Haunting goes beyond the image of death. As we shall see, a similar path is traced in The Haunting. Try to describe how birth and death, the screams of pain for an aborted son, the death rattle of a dying mother, the last thoughts of a young woman who wishes to die The repetition of units with windows at slightly different angles, different framings, as happens when this cell becomes a unit in the urban project for Rio de Janeiro, a project which consists on a six-kilometer strip of housing units under a highway on pilotis, suggests again the idea of the movie strip figure All these sorts of things Whether there is actually a person behind either gaze is irrelevant: Sexuality and Space 64 gins as artifact and lure.

A window with the traditional pro- portions of a painting is framed in a way that makes it read also as a screen.

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