Less is Enough: On Architecture and Asceticism

Less is Enough: On Architecture and Asceticism

Less is Enough On Architecture and Asceticism Less is goes the modernist dictum But is it In an age when we are endlessly urged to do with less can we still romanticise the pretensions of minimalism For Pier Vittorio Aureli the return of auste

  • Title: Less is Enough: On Architecture and Asceticism
  • Author: Pier Vittorio Aureli
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 156
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Less is goes the modernist dictum But is it In an age when we are endlessly urged to do with less , can we still romanticise the pretensions of minimalism For Pier Vittorio Aureli, the return of austerity chic is a perversion of what ought to be a meaningful way of life Charting the rise of asceticism in early Christianity and its institutionalisation wi Less is goes the modernist dictum But is it In an age when we are endlessly urged to do with less , can we still romanticise the pretensions of minimalism For Pier Vittorio Aureli, the return of austerity chic is a perversion of what ought to be a meaningful way of life Charting the rise of asceticism in early Christianity and its institutionalisation with the medieval monasteries, Aureli examines how the basic unit of the reclusive life the monk s cell becomes the foundation of private property And from there, he argues, it all starts to go wrong By late capitalism, asceticism has been utterly aestheticised It manifests itself as monasteries inspired by Calvin Klein stores, in the monkish lifestyle of Steve Jobs and Apple s aura of restraint Amid all the hypocrisy, it must still be possible to reprise the idea of less as a radical alternative, as the first step to living the life examined.

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    Koltukname'de yayınlanan yorumumuz:Yeni yıl kararlarınız için okumanız gereken tek kitap: Az Yeterlidir / Pier Vittorio Aureli / Çev. Baran Bilir / Lemis YayınlarıLemis Yayınları’ndan çıkan Az Yeterlidir ilk bakışta sanki mimarlık içi bir tartışma gibi dursa da, aslında 21. yüzyılda yaşam nasıl yaşanabilir üzerine çok sıkı ama sade ve zevkli bir okuma.“Az çoktur”, artık defter kapaklarında bile gördüğümüz, carpe diem kadar sık rastladığımız bir mot [...]

    Fantastic book. The author got me since page one with the idea of keep things simple, in architecture and in live. Have to say it is an old idea brought to the present, but it is nice to remember more is not always better.

    Wonderful book. It sums up the philosophy behind voluntary asceticism, backed up by architecture and design.

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