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Reconstructing Wittgenstein: Four Perspectives

Sarnitz, August; Last, Nana; Diamond, Cora; Crane, Sheila
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Event held in conjunction with the exhibition Reconstructing Wittgenstein. The Architecture of Ludwig Wittgenstein. In direct comparison to contemporary Viennese works by Behrens, Hoffmann, Frank, Loos or Prutscher, the intriguing qualities of the Stonborough-Wittgenstein House (1926-1928) are highlighted by the radical nature and modernity of its architecture. Today, the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein is credited with being the architect of the Stonborough-Wittgenstein House in Vienna, in collaboration with Paul Engelmann. The exhibition extends beyond the Viennese context and emphasizes a broader cultural environment, considering the positions of Emerson, Alois Riegl, Schmarsow, Schinkel, Bötticher, Wagner, Behrens, Mies van der Rohe and Perret. Ludwig Wittgenstein’s fundamental structuralism in creating architecture transcends cultural conventions of his age and demonstrates liberation of contemporary modern architecture with the aid of the collage. The exhibition was curated by August Sarnitz, Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and organized as a travelling exhibition with support from the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It includes material provided by the Stonborough Family and the Archives of the City of Vienna, as well as new photographs by Thomas Freiler. Reconstructing Wittgenstein as an Architect - Ludwig Wittgenstein and Margaret Stonborough-Wittgenstein August Sarnitz, Professor, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna Wittgenstein: Language, Space and Architecture Nana Last, Associate Professor in Architecture, UVa School of Architecture Wittgenstein: Some Continuities and Discontinuities Cora Diamond, philosopher and Professor Emerita, UVa Department of Philosophy Scenes of Inhabitation: Freud/Wittgenstein Sheila Crane, Associate Professor in Architectural History, UVa School of Architecture Presented by Esther Lorenz, Lecturer, UVa School of Architecture Supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum, Washington
Sarnitz, August
Last, Nana
Diamond, Cora
Crane, Sheila
Lorenz, Esther
School of Architecture Lectures
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