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Metamorphosis, entropy, and seduction : selected moments from the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo by Moriyama & Teshima

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Metamorphosis, entropy, and seduction : selected moments from the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo by Moriyama & Teshima

Topalian, Marco Yertchanig (1998) Metamorphosis, entropy, and seduction : selected moments from the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo by Moriyama & Teshima. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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The Canadian Embassy in Tokyo by Toronto's Moriyama & Teshima is the representation of a metatemporal continuum. Raymond Moriyama, partner-in-charge of the project, conceived of the privately financed building as an intricate tableau of determined absolutes that equally serve him and his patron, the Canadian federal government. This thesis is a theoretical study exploring three selected spaces from the Embassy which are analysed as architectural moments. The exterior envelope, the median fourth floor, and the theatre space are established as produced by and producers of metamorphosis, entropy, and seduction. The emphasis of the materialist discussion is placed on the conservative socio-political catalysts which arbitrate the practice of architecture in the context of a global capitalism bent on privileging governmental and corporate mercantile interests.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Art History
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Topalian, Marco Yertchanig
Pagination:x, 174 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Art History
Date:1998
Thesis Supervisor(s):Helland, Janice
ID Code:604
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:13
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:15
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