Eupalinos (Ancient Greek: Εὐπαλῖνος) or Eupalinus of Megara was an ancient Greek engineer who built the Tunnel of Eupalinos on Samos Island in the 6th. Eupalinos or The Architect [Paul Valery] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. book. Title, Eupalinos: or, The architect. Author, Paul Valéry. Translated by, William McCausland Stewart. Publisher, Oxford University Press, H. Milford,

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This has transformed the ways artworks are transmitted and reproduced, making them ubiquitous—not only do artworks exist in themselves, they can also be recreated wherever the appropriate apparatus is available. With that freedom, buildings have become real-estate investment.

The MIT Press, But we could also recognize that different, albeit smaller, forms of architecture have emerged to confront mobilized global culture.

Views Read Edit View history. Citing articles via Google Scholar. The tunnel, presumably completed between and BC, [1] is the second known tunnel in history which was excavated from both ends and the first with a methodical approach in doing so.

Eustache Deschamps, ca — Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Don’t have an account? They were beautifully necessary and pure like musical uepalinos. World is his medium, his language, his means of artistic production: However, this movement did so not by generating architecture as immersive and durable space, but by generating architecture for mobile life e. A large road tunnelnamed after Eupalinos has been recently built under the Geraneia mountains in Corinthiato facilitate the new expressway connection between Athens and Corinth.

Matter, space, and time are not what they used to be, and their reincarnations affect all sorts of techniques and technical processes. Already completed in the nineties, the Shun Hing Square tower is one of the tallest buildings in the world that was built at an astonishing speed of four floors in nine days.

While the duck—as the model of classical modernism—cannot keep up with the speed of modern mobility, the decorated shed utilizes a changeable and flexible environmental decoration that corresponds to contemporary culture and economy. If we interpret globalization as a type of mobilization, we take notice of this process in the vaalery pace of architectural expansion in Asia.


Receive eupalinis offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Cheung Design Associates, Shenzen, Apart from that, though, nothing more is known about him. With Denise Scott Brown, Venturi sets up a program against the congealed heroic era of reductionist white modernity.

Eupalinos: or, The architect – Paul Valéry – Google Books

I have said value, because supalinos is appreciation, judgment of importance, and because there is a discussion of price, which we are prepared to pay for this value: If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Throughout its length another cutting orygma has been dug ororyktai three feet wide and three feet deep, through which the water flowing in pipes is led into the city from an abundant spring.

The exhausted political machines and their PR slicks are already seeking vaery to elevate, messages to claim, talking points to move on. No question mark, thus no searching for sense, or meaning, or technologies. Click to start a discussion of the article above. Whereas the former project refers to the ideal of the classic, the latter draws on mannerism; whereas the former looks to an abstract and lasting purism, the latter searches for an iconographic and fast form.

When it comes to building, architects play a marginal role, while the primary roles are occupied by corporate actors, clients, and building firms, which send even early designs through value-engineering software in order to meet projected budgets and commercial interests.

Thus, the buildings created broad and still harbors of spiritual clarity that even gained in force through the contingent nature surrounding them.

Eupalinos and the Duck: Conceptualism in Recent Architecture

To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account eupapinos. Your email subscription is almost complete. Architects serve commercial forces that are generally uninterested in the complex cultural qualities of place, aesthetics, and history—and our planning system struggles to cope with the tensions, and the bad architecture, generated by this situation. Yet, it is a mind genuinely concerned with the transformations and great conflicts of the twentieth century.


Where can architecture be located today when it is of no interest to big building projects? As these balanced buildings discovered their position between body and mind, they exhibited their true relations. Recent conceptual works focus on design as a process that begins with an idea, passes through experiments, and results in forms that are not buildings per se.

Galery products of the global economy of exchange, they are no more and no less enormous and rapid than the whole of the crisis called modernity.

It brought water to the city, passing through limestone at the base of a hill; this tunnel still exists. Conceptual architects do not seek legitimacy in supposedly objective values like function, need, or technology. Eupalinos is considered the first hydraulic engineer in history whose name has been passed down.

The mute can only be despised for their arbitrary, if sometimes pleasant forms. No comma, thus no singling out of some ontological given from the practices of sustaining, endangering, or losing it. One is a tunnel orygma amphistomon through the base of a nine hundred foot high mountain. Such are the influences of conceptual art in uepalinos conceptual architecture.

Eupalinos, or the architect by Paul Valéry, translated by William McCausland Stewart, reviewed.

Such a project, Eupalinos explains, meant to dare Neptune himself. Yet, it is not the form of the skyscraper that signifies this crisis, but rather the global spread in the s of the modern formal language.

They are racing to reach the