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Jeffrey Kipnis: Who is Moss? (March 6, 2012)01:20:06

After being introduced by Thom Mayne, Jeffrey Kipnis begins his discussion of Eric Owen Moss’s work by questioning the notion of the self, its history and our contemporary ideas of the self formed primarily during the nineteenth century.

Kipnis compares the California School of architects and the East Coast’s New York Five in terms of rhetorical figures and part-to-whole relationships.

Kipnis discusses Moss' concept of gnosticism, the second century heretical concept of secret knowledge. He argues that Moss is more accurately represented by the Greek notion of agon, the spirit of contest.

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