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Dark Writing

Geography, Performance, Design

Paul Carter (author)

ISBN: 9780824833121

Publication Date: Oct 2008

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

We do not see empty figures and outlines; we do not move in straight lines. Everywhere we are surrounded by dapple; the geometry of our embodied lives is curviform. But nowhere in the language of cartography and design do these ordinary experiences appear. This book argues that this is a serious omission because they are designs on the world.
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We do not see empty figures and outlines; we do not move in straight lines. Everywhere we are surrounded by dapple; the geometry of our embodied lives is curviform, meandering, bi-pedal. Our personal worlds are timed, inter-positional, and contingent. But nowhere in the language of cartography and design do these ordinary experiences appear. This, "Dark Writing" argues, is a serious omission because they are designs on the world: architects and colonizers use their lines to construct the places where we will live. How can we explain the omission of bodies from maps and plans?
Illustrations 71 illustrations, 21 in colour, 4 maps
Pages 328
Date Published 30 Oct 2008
Publisher University of Hawai'i Press
Series Writing Past Colonialism
Subject/s Theory of architecture  
Paul Carter is professorial fellow of architecture, building, and planning at the University of Melbourne.

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