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ERIC Number: EJ883099
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8510
Effecting Affection: The Corporeal Ethics of Gins and Arakawa
Bearn, Gordon C. F.
Journal of Aesthetic Education, v44 n2 p40-49 Sum 2010
This paper argues for the educational relevance of the apparently unbelievable project of the architects Arakawa and Gins to design houses that would grant their inhabitants immortality. First, the author demonstrates that, broadly conceived, this is a familiar philosophical project, perhaps "the" philosophical project. He then produces a reading of Gins and Arakawa's "Architectural Body" (2002) that suggests ways of conceiving the beginnings of their project within the tradition of aestheticism, the tradition that aims to make our lives beautiful. This is not immortality, but perhaps, by its Steinian refusal of identity, it is a beginning. (Contains 41 notes.)
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Language: English
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