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Interstitial EP037

Digital Monuments
by Simone Brott

Digital images of iconic architecture have become more valuable and more real than the completed building—if it ever gets built at all. Simone Brott reveals how the superficiality of the image is a technique of neoliberal globalization and an instrument of ideology.

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Simone Brott is an architect and theorist, and Senior Lecturer in Architecture at Queensland University of Technology. Educated at Yale University and The University of Melbourne, she writes on the politics of the digital image in architectural production and contemporary cities. Her books include Architecture for a Free Subjectivity: Deleuze and Guattari at the Horizon of the Real (Routledge, 2011) and Architecture Post Mortem: The Diastolic Architecture of Decline, Dystopia, and Death (New editions, Routledge, 2016). Her writing has appeared in Log, AD Architectural Design, Thresholds, Architectural Theory Review, Journal of Public Space, and The Journal of Architecture and Urbanism. Brott has lectured at Yale University, Harvard University, Boston University, the University of Michigan, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, and The University of Melbourne. She is currently working on a new project about the financialization of architectural images as a new asset class, like stocks or bonds.

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TITLE
Digital Monuments: The Dreams and Abuses of Iconic Architecture
AUTHOR
Simone Brott
PUBLISHER
Routledge
PAGES
196
PUBLICATION DATE
September 2019

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