Paul Scheerbart's Kaleidosopic Fantasies

Autores/as

  • Susana Martins Oliveira University of Lisbon, Faculty of Architecture

Resumen

A obra do polímato alemão Paul Scheerbart tem vindo a atrair uma renovada atenção nos últimos anos. Durante a sua prolífica embora curta carreira, no início do século passado, a sua ficção literária, poesia e arte pouco convencionais influenciaram uma variedade de intelectuais seus contemporâneos, do arquitecto Bruno Taut a Walter Benjamin, que chegou a citar as suas ideias sobre as construções em vidro no seu projecto Arcades. Scheerbart escreveu dezenas de novelas situadas no espaço sideral, histórias utópicas, artigos e recessões críticas, sempre em torno de temas como a arquitectura em vidro e a perfeição de mundos e realidades distantes, reflectindo os seus sonhos mais radicais, bem como as suas ambições e receios. Neste texto, revisito alguns dos textos de Scheerbart com especial incidência no livro Glass Architecture (1972) e na novela The Gray Cloth and Ten Percent White: a Ladies Novel (2001), de modo a melhor compreender a metáfora do vidro e da cor que determina e contém a dimensão fantástica do conjunto da sua obra, enquanto que, ao mesmo tempo, permite revelar uma miríade de significados contraditórios e ambivalentes.

Palabras clave

Paul Scheerbart, utopia, arquitectura de vidro, Gótico, fantástico.

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Publicado

04-12-2017

Cómo citar

Oliveira, S. M. (2017). Paul Scheerbart’s Kaleidosopic Fantasies. rumal. evista e investigación obre o Fantástico, 5(2), 11–26. https://doi.org/10.5565/rev/brumal.414

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