Steen, AP, The spirit of adhocism and brilliant selective editing, Proceedings of The 34th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Canberra, 05-08 July 2017, Canberra (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]
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This paper will investigate the textual properties of Jencks’s quotation of Lévi- Strauss in the contexts of Banham’s evaluation of its functioning. It will involve two parts. The first part of the paper will interrogate the parameters Banham might have applied to conclude Jencks’s Lévi-Strauss quotation is a misrepresentation of the original text. It will scrutinise the editing that transformed Lévi-Strauss’s original piece of writing into Jencks’s fragment. The use of typographical ellipses in relation to excluded words and concepts will be of particular significance. The second part of the paper will reframe the apparent sarcasm within Banham’s assertion and probe how Jencks’s quotation might indeed be deemed "brilliant". It will consider how a quotation might function effectively despite failing to accurately relay its source. Metatextual aspects of the quotation will form the basis of this second part, which will highlight the significance of the discursive function of "The Spirit of Adhocism."
|Item Type:||Refereed Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||architectural discourse, Charles Jencks, adhocism|
|Research Division:||Built Environment and Design|
|Research Field:||Architectural History and Theory|
|Objective Division:||Cultural Understanding|
|Objective Field:||Communication not elsewhere classified|
|Author:||Steen, AP (Dr Andrew Steen)|
|Deposited By:||Architecture and Design|
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