Architecture Words 6
Bernard Cache


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A split between modern and historical realities – whether real, imagined, projected or fantasised – has long configured modern architectural culture. The very construction of this division has proved a durable, near structural, means by which to assert the idea of a properly ‘modern’ architecture defined in opposition to the past. The writings of Bernard Cache confound exactly this attempt to divide and then distance the contemporary world from its history.

Essay / Literature, Modern Architecture

Bernard Cache is an independent theorist and architect based in Paris and developed the concept of ’non-standard architecture’ in his book Earth Moves.

140 pages
Paperback, 11x18 cm
AA Publications, 1st edition 2011
ISBN 9781902902883