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  • W. Gavin ROBB, "Roots Run Deep (A Tomb for Manfredo Tafuri)." Void.
    cambridge MASSACHUSETTS

    Harvard GSD
    advisor: Mack SCOGIN.

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    W. Gavin ROBB: Let’s talk about tombs for a minute.

    Death, memory, marker, transcendence. Architecture usually deals with these through symbol, or scale. . . .

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  • Marco BIRAGHI, Project of Crisis: Manfredo Tafuri and Contemporary Architecture.
    2013

    The influential Italian architectural historian Manfredo Tafuri (1935–1994) invoked the productive possibilities of crisis, writing that history is a “project of crisis” (progetto di crisi). In this entry in the Writing Architecture series, Marco Biraghi explores Tafuri’s multifaceted and often knotty oeuvre, using the historian’s concept of a project of crisis as a lens through which to examine his historical construction of contemporary architecture.

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  • Manfredo TAFURI, The Sphere and the Labyrinth.
    1987

    This major work by Manfredo Tafuri, one of today’s most important theoretical historians and critics of architecture and urbanism, presents his critique of traditional approaches to historical investigation and criticism in a penetrating analysis of the avant-gardes and discourses of architecture. Tafuri probes the lines between reality and ideology, the gap that avant-garde ideology places between its own demands and its translation into techniques, the ways in which the avant-garde reaches compromises with the world, and the conditions that permit its existence. . . .

  • interpreting the renaissance
    1992

    yale university press: TAFURI analyzes renaissance architecture from a variety of perspectives, exploring questions that occupied him for over thirty years.what theoretical terms were used to describe the humanist analogy between architecture and language? is it possible to identify the political motivations behind the period’s new urban strategies?
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