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L’irreprésentable organicité du phalanstère

Laurent Baridon  |  2013 / n° 24 |  juillet 2021


Representations of the phalanstère, relatively few in number, have been handled ambiguously by Fourier and his disciples. Although deemed necessary, their distribution was limited and controlled. This caution is probably due to the desire not to raise false hopes over-ambitious projects. It is also due to the reticence of the fourierists about images and their deceptive power of evocation. More than visual, Architecture, “art pivotal”, is “tactfulness”, according to Désiré Laverdant. Any image is therefore unable to communicate the architectural and social organicity of the phalanstère.

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BARIDON Laurent , « L’irreprésentable organicité du phalanstère  », Cahiers Charles Fourier , 2013 / n° 24 , en ligne : (consulté le 12 août 2022).

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