Beatrijs Albers & Reggy Timmermans

The building should be understood in the same terms as drawings, photographs, writing, films, and advertisements; not only because these are the media in which we more often encounter it, but because the building is a mechanism of representation in its own right. The building is, after all, a “construction,” in all senses of the word. And when we speak about representation we speak about a subject and an object… Inasmuch as these boundaries undermine each other, the object calls into question its own objecthood and therefore the unity of the classical subject presumed to be outside of it.

Beatriz Colomina, Privacy and Publicity,Cambridge and London: The MIT Press, 1996/1994. xi + 389 pages, 168 photographs.