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					DECONSTRUCTION

DECONSTRUCTION CAN PERHAPS BE DESCRIBED AS A THEORY
OF READING WHICH UNDERMI,N,E THE LOGIC OF OPPOSITION
WI'TH IN TEXT.

DECONSTRUCTION IS MUCH MORE OF A THEORITICAL ERA
THAN THAT IN THE PRACTICAL FIELD.

JACQUES DERRI,8A IS THE OR,IGINA~TDR OF THIS THEORY.

MAIN ARCHITECTS OF THIS ERA ARE :-

FRANK 0 GEHRY
PETER EISENMAN
BERNARD TSCHUMI
ZAHA HADID etc.

The term deconstruction was coined by French philosopher
Jacques Derrida in the 1960s and is used in contemporary
humanities and social sciences to denote a philosophy of
meaning that deals with the ways that meaning is constructed
and understood by writers, texts, and readers. One way of
understanding the term is that it involves discovering,
recognizing, and understanding the underlying — and unspoken
and implicit — assumptions, ideas, and frameworks that form the
basis for thought and belief. It has various shades of meaning in
different areas of study and discussion, and is, by its very
nature, difficult to define without depending on "un-
deconstructed" concepts

				
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