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Kenosis Creativity Architecture

Appearance through Emptying

Kenosis Creativity Architecture locates and explores creativity's grounding in the ancient concept of kenosis, the "emptying" that allows creativity to happen; that makes appearance possible.


It concretises that grounding through architecture-a primal expression of human creativity-critically examining, for the first time, kenotic instantiations evidenced in four iconic, international projects; works by Kahn, Pei, Ando, and Libeskind. Les mer
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Kenosis Creativity Architecture locates and explores creativity's grounding in the ancient concept of kenosis, the "emptying" that allows creativity to happen; that makes appearance possible.


It concretises that grounding through architecture-a primal expression of human creativity-critically examining, for the first time, kenotic instantiations evidenced in four iconic, international projects; works by Kahn, Pei, Ando, and Libeskind. Then, in a final turn, the potentiality of architecture's own emptying is probed. Architect and author Randall Lindstrom draws on Western and Eastern philosophy, including that of Heidegger, Levinas, Derrida, Vattimo, Nishida, and Nishitani, as well as on the theology of Christianity, Judaism, and aspects of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam. Every chapter expands the argument that, if responsiveness to our world is taken seriously-if proper and sustainable responses are to be realised-then a deeper understanding of creativity, and so kenosis, is essential.


This book opens-up a way of thinking about creativity and humanity's readiness to be creative. It thereby presents a crucial enquiry-at the nexus of architecture, philosophy, and theology-for researchers, graduate and postgraduate students, and practitioners alike.


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Innholdsfortegnelse

Foreword-Jeff Malpas


Acknowledgements








Part One-Foundations


1. Introduction: Awaiting Kenosis








Thinking about Kenosis








Thinking about Kenosis through Architecture








Thinking about Architecture through Kenosis


2. Kenosis: A Synoptic View








Locus Classicus








Antecedents








Medieval Thinking








Modern Development and Revival








Analogous Concepts








Postmodern Radicalisation








Part Two-Manifestations


3. Modernism and Order: Kahn at the Salk Institute








Religiosity and Design








Theories in Practice








Creativity Ascribed








A Deeper Provenance


4. Post-Modernism and Empathy: Pei at the Museum of Islamic Art








Container and Contents








Cultural Translation








Situational Response








Materialisation








Dervish-ness as Kingly-ness


5. Neo-Modernism and Nothingness: Ando at the Church of the Light








Criticising Perfection








Potentiality








Receptivity








Creativity








Valorising Imperfection


6. Critical-Modernism and Kindness: Libeskind at the Jewish Museum Berlin








Illustrations versus Captions








Uncanniness








Hope








Laughter








Spectacularity and Exemplarity








Part Three-Amplifications


7. Turning Away and Turning Back: The End of Architecture








Barriers to Emptying








Emptying to Create








Grounded in Emptying








End-ing


8. Conclusion: The Grace of Dis-grace











Bibliography


Index

Om forfatteren

Randall S. Lindstrom, PhD, in more than forty years of architectural practice, has served clients on four continents and received frequent recognition and awards. Since 2011, his primary focus has shifted to academic pursuits at the University of Tasmania, where he is Adjunct Lecturer in Architecture and Design.