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2014, iss. 39, pp. 17-28
Theories of minimalism in architecture: When prologue becomes palimpsest
University Singidunum, Faculty of Media and Communications, Belgrade

emailwladimirstevanovic@gmail.com
Keywords: minimalism in architecture; minimal art; modernism; postmodernism; historical line; interpretative models
Abstract
This paper examines the modus and conditions of constituting and establishing architectural discourse on minimalism. One of the key topics in this discourse are historical line of development and the analysis of theoretical influences, which comprise connections of recent minimalism with the theorizations of various minimal, architectural and artistic, forms and concepts from the past. The paper shall particularly discuss those theoretical relations which, in a unitary way, link minimalism in architecture with its artistic nominal counterpart - minimal art. These are the relations founded on the basis of interpretative models on self-referentiality, phenomenological experience and contextualism, which are superficialy observed, common to both, artistic and architectural, minimalist discourses. It seems that in this constellation certain relations on the historical line of minimalism in architecture are questionable, while some other are overlooked. Precisely, posmodern fundamentalism is the architectural direction: 1) in which these three interpretations also existed; 2) from which architectural theorists retroactively appropriated many architects proclaiming them minimalists; 3) which establish identical relations with modern and postmodern theoretical and socio-historical contexts, as well as it will be done in minimalism. In spite of this, theoretical field of postmodern fundamentalism is surprisingly neglected in the discourse of minimalism in architecture. Instead of understanding postmodern fundamentalism as a kind of prologue to minimalism in architecture, it becomes an erased palimpsest over whom the different history of minimalism is rewriting, the history in which minimal art which occupies a central place.
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article language: Serbian
document type: Review Paper
DOI: 10.5937/a-u0-5442
published in SCIndeks: 12/12/2014
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