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'Los muertos que vos matáis gozan de buena salud": Crítica a la crítica Postmoderna del Funcionalismo

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Original languageSpanish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)7-28
JournalHipoTesis Numbered Issues
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Modern functionalist culture is indebted to the dialectic function-form, rooted in Western thought, from its classical origins to our days. The article analyzes the reasons for the crisis of this tradition in architecture, beginning in the 1930s and especially departing from Postmodernism; when part of the academic establishment, alerts about the necessity of a new discourse that would allow the "advance" of architecture. 1965 Th. W. Adorno’s reflections on functionalism are taken as the cornerstone, not only to review and criticize that historical moment, but also some aspects of our current situation. From Adorno’s thought we can conclude that the functional discourse could "enjoy good health" if we act in accordance with what he understands as the “autonomy” in architecture.

ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Functionalism, Postmodernism, P. Eisenman, Th. W. Adorno, Automomy

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland