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On the legacy of the decorated diagram

A.A. Dutto (2018). The decorated diagram is almost alright. Horizonte (Bauhaus Universit├Ąt Weimar), 12, 173-187  |  See more

 

The decorated diagram is a habitually acknowledged as a bad way of making architecture. This essay proposes to interpret the decorated diagram as a device for the management of bodies without the status of subjects. Decorated diagrams are therefore: slaughterhouses, prisons, and, in a broader sense, the contemporary metropolis.