What is iconic architecture?
Brott, Simone (2016) What is iconic architecture? In Goad, Phillip & Brennan, AnnMarie (Eds.) Proceedings of The Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, SAHANZ: the 33rd Annual SAHANZ Conference, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic.
For Adorno writing in 1953, Hollywood cinema was a medium of “regression,” based on infantile wish fulfillment, manufactured by the industrial repetition of the filmic image that he called a modern “hieroglyphics”—like the picture-language of Ancient Egypt, which guaranteed immortality after death. In Prolog zum Fernsehen, Bildersprache, the filmic “language of images,” visualised forbidden ideations of sex, death and domination in the unconscious of the mass spectator. Film takes the spectator on a journey into his unconscious in order to control him from within. It works, as the spectator believes the film is speaking to him in his very own image-language (the unconscious), making him do and buy whatever capitalism demands. Modernity for Adorno is precisely the instrumentalisation of the collective unconscious through the mediatic images of the culture industry...
Impact and interest:
Citation counts are sourced monthly from and citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.
|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Iconic architecture, Capitalism, Marx, Adorno, Modernity, Modern Architecture|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2016 The Author|
|Deposited On:||03 Aug 2016 23:03|
|Last Modified:||06 Aug 2016 14:29|
Repository Staff Only: item control page