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Boredom's Metamorphosis: Robert Venturi and Saul Steinberg
(Virginia Tech, 2018-06-29)
My dissertation investigates questions of boredom and architecture in the middle decades of the twentieth century through the work of two figures: the American-Italian architect Robert Venturi (b. 1925) and the Romanian-born ...
Earth. Water. Sky. The Liminal Landscape of the Maya Sweatbath
(Virginia Tech, 2013-09-30)
This dissertation investigates the ancient healing tradition of the Maya sweatbath, its landscape, and rituals, which after three millennia is still practiced today among the contemporary Maya. Frequently overlooked because ...
The conjured drawings of Carlo Scarpa: a magic-real inquiry into architectural representation
(Virginia Tech, 2016-01-27)
This dissertation proposes a theory of architectural representation based on a close examination of Carlo Scarpa's drawing practices at the Brion cemetery located in San Vito d'Altivole, Italy. Informed by the literary ...