Posted by Manuel Oliveros on December 10, 2002 at 09:56:57:
In Reply to: semantics in architecture posted by saini on December 09, 2002 at 05:11:46:
I would think the heyday of these things was the 70's as development of the precedent and coetaneous interest in semiology, semantics and structuralism. Likely many of the UK's and Italian writings on architecture of the era may have embedded something of this way of looking upon architecture.
Maybe the effort was too intellective and lacking base enough, most surely because attempting to find the reasons for all according to some reduced axiomatic scheme does not provide conviction enough, and this is apparent even to fellows of far lower learning than those building such many times hign handed theories, such a close comparison between language and architecture following some laws.
In Spain (we are talking of the 70's, and I lived them) this produced flowery complicated elucubrations in critics, and related mind-aching bores on the social issues -with which as debasedly many times were being made unproven associations- quite surely in contagion of what ongoing in Italy.
So I would examine the works of the critics about architecture in the 70's, that I would do (in more than google searches) to attack your field of interest.
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