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Book launch – Past-Architecture: The Maison de Verre, Duchamp, Domesticity and Desire in 1930s Paris

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, 04 July 2017

Image for Emma Cheatle book launch: Dust dissection

Join us for the launch of Emma Cheatle’s new book, Past-Architecture: The Maison de Verre, Duchamp, Domesticity and Desire in 1930s Paris, published by Routledge.

Event Information

Open to

All

Organiser

Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)

Location

Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL, IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building, London WC1E 6BT


The event includes a presentation by Emma Cheatle (Newcastle University) followed by responses from Hélène Frichot (KTH, Stockholm) and Barbara Penner (Bartlett), and an open Q and A chaired by Jane Rendell (The Bartlett). This event is free and open to the public. No booking required. 

Emma Cheatle’s inspiring book is a must read for any historian of twentieth-century modernism. Cheatle’s concept of ‘partarchitecture’ itself sets out a mode of working that can go beyond the limits of the textual record, using the building’s materiality, and creative sited practices to offer new interpretations and speculative insights for architectural history and design thinking.

Barbara Penner, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL


Image: Dust dissection A2, Maison de Verre. Collections and photocopies by Emma Cheatle, 2010.