The city and the imaginary

New Formations - ISSN 0950-2378
Volume 1990 Number 11

The city and the imaginary
Donatella Mazzoleni pages -


Donatella Mazzoleni maps out the imaginary of the city, seeing architecture as the totality of the integuments and exoskeletons of our individual and collective body. The article guides us through a series of concentric spirals - from classical and renaissance idealisations of the city, to its Rabelaisian grounding in the body, to the ‘spatialisation of the primary pulsations’ that constitute our first home - and which, ultimately, confound the ‘logic’ of the symbolic altogether.

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