Parapoetics and the Architectural Leap

Steve McCaffery

in A Time for the Humanities

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780823229192
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235063 | DOI:
Parapoetics and the Architectural Leap

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This chapter proposes a leap or a tropic turn to the architectural. It explores the linkages among language, architecture, and the human from the biblical myth of Babel to the grammatological explorations of writing, space, and architecture by Derrida. Parapoetics seeks in architectural practices a “becoming” and thus an opening to the future.

Keywords: parapoetics; architectural leap; language; human; writing; space; architecture; Babel; Derrida

Chapter.  7836 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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