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Archetype Magazine (subject)
Anthony Vidler (subject)
LeDoux (subject)
Adolf Loos (subject)
Karl Kraus (subject)
Frank Lloyd Wright (subject)
Ludwig Wittgenstein (subject)
Frank Gehry (subject)
Mark Mack (speaker)
Ron Davis (subject)
Donald Judd (subject)
Richard Serra (subject)
Louis Kahn (subject)
Luis Barragan (subject)

Date

1979

Identifier:

KA0130_OA_27

MLA Citation:

Mark Mack Lecture (part 1 of 2). 1979. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 19 Jul 2019

Additional Audio

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Description

Part 1: Mark Mack presents his neo-primitivism theory (counter movement to post-modernism). Post-modernism: ridicules its predecessor; indulgent; nihilistic; architecture in drag. Neo-Primitivism: an act of purification, overcoming architectural decadence. He discusses, at length, New Doricism. Mack presents his work: series of drawings reflecting his desire to work more quickly; addition to his suburban house and other California residences. Construction techniques in Europe versus the US. Expresses his affinity for Loos.