O: A House Installation

Ward, Liz
January 2006
Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature & Fine Arts;Winter/Spring2006, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p157
Academic Journal
This article discusses the house installation structure O. It is a geometric angle characteristic of European architectural tradition. It emphasizes the protective, maternal associations of shelter. The ordinary concept of "house" is transformed into its archetypal essence by O. It continues to resonate with a particular authenticity, nostalgia, and romanticism. O as an eloquent example of a work that uses architecture as material or medium rather than as subject. Its overwhelming sensation is one of safety and well being.


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