Thursday, 17 June 2010

M/M Nikos A. Salingaros: Anti-Architecture and Deconstruction






















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Review by Nicola Linza

The great architects Vitruvius and Palladio devoted their lives to bringing architecture to life by working from a powerful mastery of science, mathematics, and Universal Laws. In a continuance of this heritage, Dr. Nikos A. Salingaros has used his contemporary genius in mathematical physics to architecture to create a collective body of work that sets forth scientific evidence showing the series of illogical and misleading failures of the Modern and Deconstruction movements.

Salingaros exposes the hideous cult atmosphere they created and the pseudo-intellectual theory that accompanied it to sell their concepts and proposals. It is made perfectly clear to an intelligent objective reader how such trickery, skillfully utilized, has unfortunately in this case allowed such distorted manifestations of architecture and urban planning to occur worldwide.


In this particular book "Anti-Architecture and Deconstruction," via a series of brilliant essays by himself, and with others, Dr. Salingaros exposes the low degree of organized complexity in Modernism and Deconstruction, and elegantly outlines their destructive and dangerous nature. The practitioners and propagandists of those movements who force-fed ugly, monstrous and evil architecture (and the pseudo-intellectual theory that accompanied it) upon the public are themselves proved to be lacking scientific knowledge, and lack an understanding of the human soul. Dr. Salingaros shows once again, with an outstanding level of intellectual clarity and vigor, that relying upon scientific analyses yields incredible results.


Nicola Linza's review of Dr. Salingaros' work cited in the 3rd Edition edition (May 1, 2008) of the publication. For more information
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Dr. Salingaros shows once again, with an outstanding level of intellectual clarity and vigor, that relying upon scientific analyses yields incredible results.” —Nicola Giacomo Linza “Deconstruction is an architectural style that in ...