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Hamish, Lonergan
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Hislop, Kate
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Lewi, Hannah
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2021-10-01T14:59:16Z
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2021-01-08T11:15:24Z
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2021-01-08T13:55:51Z
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2021-01-11T10:09:16Z
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2021-09-30T07:46:02Z
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2021-10-01T14:59:16Z
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2021-07
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978-0-646-83725-3
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/460616
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10.3929/ethz-b-000460616
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In 2016, the architectural press reported the planned reconstruction of Mies van der Rohe’s Wolf House, built in 1927 in Gubin, Poland, and destroyed during World War Two. Supporters claimed that, by consulting the architect’s presentation drawings, they could rebuild the house authentically. They cited a simplistic reading of philosopher Nelson Goodman’s distinction between autographic art—where an original is certified by the hand of the author—and the allographic, which is replicated through notation. Barry Bergdoll called the proposal ‘crackpot’, arguing that without the lost construction documentation it would become a ‘simulacrum’: an allusion to Jean Baudrillard’s notion of a copy without reference. Mies himself thought there was something ‘dangerous’ in building ‘a model of a real house’ after constructing his own full-scale façade mock-up for the unbuilt Kröller-Müller House (1913). Since then, an unprecedented number of reproductions have entered into their own ‘dangerous’ conversation with Mies’ work, trading to varying degrees on their authenticity. Some, like the Barcelona Pavilion reconstruction (1986) engage with heritage and archival practices in an attempt to accurately reconstruct a lost work. Others, often appearing in exhibitions such as OMA’s La Casa Palestra at the 1985 Milan Triennale, exploit the fame of Mies’ architecture to offer a rhetorical interpretation that reinforces their own authorial signature. Meanwhile self-professed 1:1 models, like Robbrecht en Daem’s Mies 1:1 Golf Club Project (2013), seem deliberately tied to Mies’ authority, stripping away materials to focus on a singular reading of the work in a model-making tradition stretching back to Alberti. By returning to Goodman’s autographic/allographic dichotomy and Baudrillard’s simulacrum, this paper seeks to make sense of these multiplying reproductions across art, architecture and conservation, and their conflicting claims to authenticity. Ultimately, this frames Miesian reproductions as one contested site in broader discussions of architecture’s relationship to authorship and authentic heritage.
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en
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SAHANZ
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Architectural Criticism
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Architectural Theory
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dc.title
‘Crackpot’ and ‘Dangerous’: On the authenticity of Miesian reproductions
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Conference Paper
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In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted
ethz.book.title
Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand: 37, What If? What Next? Speculations on History’s Futures
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ethz.journal.volume
37
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207
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215
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11 p. accepted version
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acceptedVersion
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37th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ 2020) (virtual)
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Perth, Australia
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ethz.event.date
November 18-25, 2020
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ethz.notes
Conference lecture held on November 14, 2020. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the conference was conducted virtually.
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Perth
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published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02100 - Dep. Architektur / Dep. of Architecture::02601 - Inst. f. Geschichte u. Theorie der Arch. / Inst. History and Theory of Architecture::09643 - Avermaete, Tom / Avermaete, Tom
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02100 - Dep. Architektur / Dep. of Architecture::02655 - Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft D-ARCH
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02100 - Dep. Architektur / Dep. of Architecture::02601 - Inst. f. Geschichte u. Theorie der Arch. / Inst. History and Theory of Architecture::09643 - Avermaete, Tom / Avermaete, Tom
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Mies van der Rohe
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1:1 Models
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Reproductions
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Authenticity
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Heritage
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https://www.sahanz.net/conferences/what-if-what-next-speculations-on-historys-futures/
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2021-01-08T11:15:31Z
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