Following the theme from the last post of extended writing of dubious quality, here is something I've been mening to post for a while- a formatted version of my BArch thesis on Jean Baudrillard. Whilst a lot of it sounds quite naive and speculative in hindsight, I still think some of the basic arguments are quite sound, epecially on architecture as a 'marginal object'. Here's the abstract:
‘Adventures’ is an extended essay investigating key themes in the philosophy of cultural theorist Jean Baudrillard relating to architecture ‘the marginal object’. The essay attempts to identify and propose strategies for generating and consuming architecture in an image savvy society by way of close reading of Baudrillard’s System of Objects and study of the early work of some of today’s most prominent architects.
This essay was written by David Lomax in partial fulfillment of the Bachelor of Architecture course at the University of Liverpool in 2002 - 2003.
It was written with the help and tutelage of Torsten Schmiedeknecht, earning the University of Liverpool nomination for the RIBA President’s Dissertation Medal that year.
See what you think here: Download Adventures2003.pdf (7656.0K)