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dc.contributor.authorMihalache, Andreea Margaretaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-22T07:00:25Z
dc.date.available2019-12-22T07:00:25Z
dc.date.issued2018-06-29
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:15631en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/96190
dc.description.abstractMy 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 American architect and artist Saul Steinberg (1914-1999). The topic of boredom in architecture, and specifically within this timeframe, has been largely ignored in architectural history, theory, and criticism where, with the exception of a few articles, there is no consistent body of scholarship on this issue. Looming large in the sterile iterations of various –isms boredom remains critical in contemporary architectural practice as the production and obsolescence of images becomes ever faster with new technologies. Quickly saturated with information presented in fleeting displays that are easy to produce, easy to delete, and easy to consume, as soon as our expectation for novelty and change fails to satisfy us, we fall back into the loop of boredom. While boredom as the dissociation of person from place has raised architects' interest especially during the middle decades of the twentieth century, there is no significant scholarship on this topic. In this context, my research looks at the work of two architects who go beyond the attractive rhetoric of boredom and explore its potential as both a critical and a generative tool.en_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectboredomen_US
dc.subjectmidcenturyen_US
dc.subjectRobert Venturien_US
dc.subjectSaul Steinbergen_US
dc.titleBoredom's Metamorphosis: Robert Venturi and Saul Steinbergen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen_US
dc.description.degreePHDen_US
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thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitecture and Design Researchen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairEmmons, Paul F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFeuerstein, Marciaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHolt, Jaanen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKulper, Amy Cataniaen_US


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