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Rhizome – An Image Of Thought.


Book: A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
Author: Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari
Chapter: I- Rhizome


“Any point of a rhizome can be connected to anything other, and must be;” and, ”A rhizome ceaselessly establishes connections between semiotic chains, organizations of power, and circumstances relative to the arts, science, and social struggles.”


The rhizome is one of two forms of organization. It’s easier to start with its antithesis, the ‘arborescent’ form.Something that’s ‘arborescent’ has an ordering, a hierarchy, a defined structure. The word comes from a tree, and that’s the primary image: all of the branches start from the trunk and spread outward. They also use a book example: a book’s binding is like the trunk of a tree, and the pages are branches.A rhizomatic structure is different: it’s a twisty, non-linear, network, rather than a unified structure. It may have many beginnings and endings, twisty little passages.It  is a labyrinth or  structure of passageways and is marked by some properties that distinguish from the occidental history of  labyrinth.It has no beginning nor end  and is without Ariadne thread – A Labyrinth  without center and periphery  .


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Atmospheres Of The Architecture..


 The concept of atmosphere troubles architectural discourse- haunting those that try to escape and eluding those that chase it.’

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