• The Art of Building Reception: Aris Konstantinidis behind the Global Published Life of his Weekend House in Anavyssos (1962–2014)

    Author(s):
    Stylianos (Stelios) Giamarelos (see profile)
    Date:
    2014
    Group(s):
    Architectural History and Theory
    Subject(s):
    Architecture, Historiography, Photography, Reader-response criticism
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    architectural media, architectural publication, Modern Greece, regional modernism, vacation house, Modernism, Reception analysis
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/rn7r-pg14
    Abstract:
    Aris Konstantinidis’s Weekend House in Anavyssos (1962–1964) holds an emblematic place within his oeuvre. This article uncovers the architect’s own role in building the global reception of this project through a tripartite account of its global published life from the printed page to the digital website over the last five decades (1962–2014). Konstantinidis created a uniquely hermetic zone around his work by adopting a publishing practice that combines his own photographs as narrative and his accompanying text as an architectural manifesto of his regional modernism. Highlighting turning points in the published life of this building, the article relates the original gaze of the architect to the gaze adopted by each subsequent researcher of his work. The conclusion recalibrates the gaze of the contemporary architectural historian towards an architectural work that has effectively been doubly built to be received as canonical, as well as an architectural persona that is often easily romanticised in its dominant interpretations.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 years ago
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