Architecture, Philosophy, and the Pedagogy of Cinema

From Benjamin to Badiou

Philosophers on the art of cinema mainly remain silent about architecture. Discussing cinema as 'mass art', they tend to forget that architecture, before cinema, was the only existing 'mass art'. In this work author Nadir Lahiji proposes that the philosophical understanding of the collective human sensorium in the apparatus of perception must once again find its true training ground in architecture. Les mer
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Philosophers on the art of cinema mainly remain silent about architecture. Discussing cinema as 'mass art', they tend to forget that architecture, before cinema, was the only existing 'mass art'. In this work author Nadir Lahiji proposes that the philosophical understanding of the collective human sensorium in the apparatus of perception must once again find its true training ground in architecture.


Building art puts the collective mass in the position of an 'expert critic' who identifies themselves with the technical apparatus of architecture. Only then can architecture regain its status as 'mass art' and, as the book contends, only then can it resume its function as the only 'artform' that is designed for the political pedagogy of masses, which originally belonged to it in the period of modernity before the invention of cinema.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

1. Returning to Philosophy of Masses: Benjamin and Badiou 2. From the Photographic Moment of Critical Philosophy to the Optical Unconscious 3. Mass Art and Impurity: Reading Benjamin with Badiou 4. In and Out of Plato's Cave 5. Theory of Distraction: Tactile and Optical 6. Poverty of Experience 7. Dialectics and Mass Art 8. The Proletarian Mise-en-Scene

Om forfatteren

Nadir Lahiji is an architect. He holds a Ph.D. in architecture theory from the University of Pennsylvania. He is most recently the author of Architecture or Revolution: Emancipatory Critique after Marx (Routledge, 2020) and An Architecture Manifesto: Critical Reason and Theories of a Failed Practice (Routledge, 2019). His previous publications include, among others, Adventures with the Theory of the Baroque and French Philosophy (2016), and the co-authored The Architecture of Phantasmagoria: Specters of the City (Routledge, 2017).