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Room 5: Arcade Kathy Battista

Room 5: Arcade

Kathy Battista

Published January 1st 2002
ISBN : 9780853159506
Paperback
224 pages
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This second issue in the series Room 5, Arcade features reflections on female urinals and edible architecture- a consideration of scatalogical elements in the work of Kurt Schwitters- an analysis of hypothermia as a primary death fantasy- interviewsMoreThis second issue in the series Room 5, Arcade features reflections on female urinals and edible architecture- a consideration of scatalogical elements in the work of Kurt Schwitters- an analysis of hypothermia as a primary death fantasy- interviews with Richard Rorty and Dan Graham- an exploration of Fragonards gravitational fantasy- essays and designs for museum architecture- and thoughts on Walter Benjamin, perspective, and the impossibility of writing. Arcade is a collection of essays, discussions, architectural design, and graphic projects that come together as disparate things and people do in an arcade -- in Benjamins arcade? -- in their communal attempt to escape the conditions in the street. Drawing together work that reflects the commitment of the London Consortium to multidisciplinary research, Room 5 recognizes the need to analyze modern culture in its social context, with input and output from the human sciences, cultural policy, and cultural production.