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To See with the Mind and Think through the Eye: Deleuze, Folding Architecture, and Simon Rodia's Watts Towers

Paul A. Harris

in Deleuze and Space

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780748618743
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671762 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618743.003.0003
To See with the Mind and Think through the Eye: Deleuze, Folding Architecture, and Simon Rodia's Watts Towers

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This chapter suggests that Simon Rodia's Watts Towers in Los Angeles should be apprehended as a concrete example of the bottom-up principles of folding architecture. Refracting Deleuze through the lens of Bernard Cache's work, it argues that Rodia's Towers exemplify folding architecture not only in terms of its structural design and materials, but more especially in terms of its building method, which literally was bottom up.

Keywords: Simon Rodia; Watts Towers; folding architecture; Bernard Cache

Chapter.  11006 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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