Machines and Metaphors

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4995/vlc.2016.5746

Keywords:

Metaphor, machine, mechanics, culture, industry

Abstract

The edition La ley del reloj. Arquitectura, máquinas y cultura moderna (Cátedra, Madrid, 2016) registers the useful paradox of the analogy between architecture and technique. Its author, the architect Eduardo Prieto, also a philosopher, professor and writer, acknowledges the obvious distance from machines to buildings, so great that it can only be solved using strange comparisons, since architecture does not move nor are the machines habitable, however throughout the book, from the origin of the metaphor of the machine, with clarity in his essay and enlightening erudition, he points out with certainty some concomitances of high interest, drawing throughout history a beautiful cartography of the fruitful encounter between organics and mechanics.

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Author Biography

Ángel Martínez García-Posada, Universidad de Sevilla

Profesor Asociado, Departameto de Proyectos Arquitectónicos

Published

2016-10-27

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Book reviews