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Architecture in Black argues that architecture, as an aesthetic practice, and blackness, as a lingusitic practice, operate within the same semiotic paradigm. The book presents the first systematic analysis of the theoretical relationship between architecture and blackness. Employing a technique whereby texts are realted through the repetition and revision of their semiotic structures, Architecture in Black reconstructs the genealogy of a black racial subject reprsented by the simultaneous reading of a range of canonical apparatus invented by this reading is then used to critique a discrete set of architectural texts, demonstrating the presence of the ‘black venacular’ in contemporary architectural theory.>

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