Warped Space: Art, Architecture, and Anxiety in Modern Culture
Springer Berlin Heidelberg | December 28, 2009 | ISBN-10: 3642094317 | 444 pages | PDF | 6.9MB
Beginning with agoraphobia and claustrophobia in the late nineteenth century, followed by shell shock and panic fear after World War I, phobias and anxiety came to be seen as the mental condition of modern life. They became incorporated into the media and arts, in particular the spatial arts of architecture, urbanism, and film. This "spatial warping" is now being reshaped by digitalization and virtual reality. Anthony Vidler is concerned with two forms of warped space. The first, a psychological space, is the repository of neuroses and phobias.