“Brilliant. Anthony Vidler is a conceptual conjurer of formidable skill.” — J. Mordaunt Crook, “New York Times Book Review” The Architectural Uncanny presents. Vidler, Anthony; The Architectural Uncanny; Unhomely Houses. By far the most popular topos of the 19th-century uncanny was the haunted house. The architectural uncanny: essays in the modern unhomely. Anthony Vidler Published in in Cambridge (Mass.) by MIT press. Services. Reference details.

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The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely by Anthony Vidler

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Sep 20, David Thomas rated it really liked it. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Vidler, one of the deftest and surest critics of the contemporary scene, explores aspects of architecture through notions of the uncanny as they have been developed in literature, philosophy, and psychology from the beginning of the anthojy century to the present.

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