The phrase “This will kill that”

  1. Where does the phrase such as “This will kill that” comes from? What did the author mean?
  2. Explain Henry Labrouste’s inspirations for his design of the Library of Ste. Genevieve.
  3. How do you understand the concept such as “architecture parlante?”
  4. Explain Umberto Eco’s notion of architectural denotations and architectural connotations
  5. Explain Venturi and Scott-Brown’s concept of the “decorated sign” and the “duck.”
  6. How does Charles Sanders Peirce’s theory of semiotics helps to differentiate art from prosaic forms of communication?
  7. How does the concept of unmotivated signs contributes to a better understanding of the neo-avant-garde?
  8. Explain the concept of the “landscraper.”
  9. Give example of architectural projects (ancient and contemporary) where architecture and landscape are especially intertwined.
  10. Explain the notion of the “smooth” and the “striated” according to philosophers Deleuze and Guatarri.
  11. How does Aaron Betsky explains his notion of the “Queer Space?”
  12. How do you understand the title of Sylvia Lavin’s essay, “Practice Makes Perfect?”

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