Questions That History Cannot Answer. Three Positions from 1981

Christophe Van Gerrewey

Abstract


The relationship between history and architectural practice is complicated, specifically in the post-war period. By “reviewing” an issue of 1981 of the French magazine “AMC”, in this article some of the questions that history cannot answer are addressed. Three different positions (and three ways of dealing with history at the end of the 20th century), present in this issue of “AMC”, are examined: that of philosopher Hubert Damisch, of historian Manfredo Tafuri, and of OMA/Rem Koolhaas.

Keywords


historiography; postwar architecture; criticism; theory of history; OMA/Rem Koolhaas

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