Brett Davidson is a Texan writer currently living in Zurich. This short book takes a narrative excursion through the hinterland of modern America, architectural dystopia, and the post-war European avant-garde as reflected in the author's reminiscences of his southern Texan upbringing. Utilizing the histrionics and problematics of American architect Philip Johnson, Davidson describes a part of America where Johnson's work, particularly his post-modern phase, received considerable patronage. Davidson's dislocated vantage point results in a moral uncertainty, an echoing of the multiplicity that fractured the certitude of the modernist project.
Friday, 9th September 2011, 7 p.m.
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