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Reflections of the 'Will to Power' on Architecture in Nietzsche's Philosophy

Kamaoglu, M; (2019) Reflections of the 'Will to Power' on Architecture in Nietzsche's Philosophy. In: Proceedings of the ARCHTHEO '19 / XIII. International Conference on Theory and History of Architecture. (pp. pp. 11-18). DAKAM: Istanbul, Turkey. Green open access

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Abstract

Architecture as a human action cannot be considered independent from human's perceptual experience. In this sense, architectural designs are the manifest of the architect's thought and experience. This manifesto aims to convince people like a philosophical book. Thereby, the art of persuasion establishes the relationship between architecture and rhetoric. Aphorism is one of the rhetorical tools used for convincing people and Friedrich Nietzsche is a prominent philosopher who wrote books in the style of aphorism. How aphorisms are used as a formal rhetorical tool in architecture is opened for discussion within the scope of the study by focusing on Nietzsche’s philosophy. In this sense, the origin and definitions of aphorism are evaluated and the basic concepts of Nietzsche's philosophy are examined. Then, detailed evaluations of the will to power notion in Nietzsche’s philosophy is carried out to fully comprehend the relationship between power and design. In this context, the aim of this study is to show the reflections of the will to power on architecture in Nietzsche's philosophy through his evaluations about power, art, and architecture. Therefore, it has been demonstrated that aphorisms are used as a formal rhetorical tool in architecture through the will to power. In conclusion, architecture is defined as a demonstration of power brought about by means of form, manifest, and formal rhetorical tool.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Reflections of the 'Will to Power' on Architecture in Nietzsche's Philosophy
Event: ARCHTHEO '19 / XIII. International Conference on Theory and History of Architecture
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Dates: 25 October 2019 - 25 October 2019
ISBN-13: 978-605-81019-8-2
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.dakam.org/
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > The Bartlett School of Architecture
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10137284
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