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Deconstructivism

(1984–)
An architectural style known as “Neomodernism,” or “Poststructuralism,” It takes many of its forms from the work of the Constructivists of the 1920s, such as Tchernikhov and Leonidou. It takes modernist abstraction to an extreme and exaggerates already known motifs. It is an antisocial architecture, based on intellectual abstraction. Some examples are Bernard Tschumi’s designs for the Parc de la Villette, Paris; Peter Eisenman’s Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Ohio; and work by Frank Gehry, Architectonica, SITE, and Morphosis.
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In the units of learning DECONSTRUCTIVISM, MODERN ARCHITECTURE, SHARED OUTCOME, and BLOG Collaboration, the teachers' activities were IMS LD support activities.
(6) One need only think casually of how this form of deconstructivism has been applied to gender studies, for example, in order to grasp some of the concrete consequences of what this theory implies, as well as, no doubt, the theological hesitation to admit such a liberating potential harbored within the same location as sin's alleged entrance into the world.
The first quarter of the book takes up the exclusivist-inclusivist-pluralist "maps" of theologies of religious diversity and some more recent accounts in comparative theology, ethical deconstructivism, and radical orthodoxy.
To other poststructuralists, however, deconstructivism is an idealist "scholastic" effort, which relies naively and narrowly on the reading of symbolic signs or texts, refuses to accept methodology of empirical analysis, and as a result brings about "problems" to the social practice due to its limiting the scope of pragmatic applications.
l Bahrain University associate professor in the College of Engineering Dr Rafee Hakky lectures on deconstructivism in architecture at Bahrain Fort Museum, 5pm, August 10.
'We have never had access to the type of technology that you do in more developed countries, so we missed certain movements like deconstructivism and the more recent focus on digital technologies.
In obedience to its somewhat eccentric reading of Deconstructivism, DSR has depressed and slanted the plaza of Alice Tully Hall and accessed it by steep steps.
This proposal is not as radical as it might sound, however; even historical criticism might read this way, not merely postmodern deconstructivism. For example, as soon as Matthew 23 (59) is understood in terms of the traumatic experiences of early Christian communities and their conflict with the increasingly Pharisee-dominated synagogue, the rhetorical force of the text is softened, and the possibility is opened up to come to terms with the still recent (European) past--a healing of memories becomes possible.
Among those listed by Cohen as providing a real challenge to traditional heuristic approaches to cinema and to the premised binarism of the sign--which in this context takes the form of a cinematic image--we can find key names in the fields of deconstructivism and historical materialism: Walter Benjamin, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida or Fredric Jameson.
(26) Critics continue to place Hadid's work within the context of deconstructivism, because her challenging buildings seem to critique modern forms and attitudes.
Materialism and Deconstructivism: Education and the Epistemology of Identity.
Scared/Sacred, by B.C.-based documentary filmmaker Velcrow Ripper, is an alternately stirring and dispiriting film, as jangled and self-cancelling as the filmmaker's name, which feels like a pun about adhesion and tenacity that gives way to and then cancels out the violent deconstructivism of his surname.