Mark Cousins (writer)

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Mark Cousins (born 1947) is a British cultural critic and architectural theorist. He studied Art History at Merton College, Oxford and was a research student at the Warburg Institute. Since 1993 he is the Director of General Studies and Head of the Graduate Program in Histories and Theories at the Architectural Association.[1] He is also Visiting Professor of Architecture at Columbia University and Southeast University, Nanjing.

He co-founded the London Consortium along with Paul Hirst, Colin MacCabe, and Richard Humphreys.

He is the author of Michel Foucault, co-written with Athar Hussain (London: Macmillan, 1984); The Ugly, a series of articles published at AA Files (1995, 1996); the Introduction to the Penguin Edition of "The Unconscious" by Freud (London: Penguin:2005). Cousins has given the Friday Lectures at the Architectural Association for over thirty years.

Selected Articles[edit]

  • 'Technology and Prosthesis', Hurly-Burly Issue 5, March 2011, pp. 191–199. ISSN 2101-0307
  • Introduction, The Unconscious, Sigmund Freud. London: Penguin Modern Classics, 2005. ISBN 978-0141183886.
  • 'The Insistence of the Image: Hitchcock's Vertigo', in Adams, Parveen (ed.) Art: Sublimation or Symptom. London: Karnac Books. 2003, pp.3-26. ISBN 978-1855759145
  • 'The Ugly', AA Files, 28, Autumn 1994, pp 61–64. ISBN 978-1-907896-23-1
  • 'The Ugly', AA Files, 29, Summer 1995, pp 3–6. ISBN 978-1-907896-23-1
  • 'The Ugly', AA Files, 30, Autumn 1995, pp. 65–68. ISBN 978-1-907896-23-1
  • 'Lo feo', Analysart, 17. Caracas: Instituto de Estudios Avanzados, 1999. (Spanish Translation of The Ugly).
  • 'La Arquitectura y sus Pasados', RevistArquis 2, Universidad de Costa Rica, 2012. (Spanish Translation) ISSN 2215-275X
  • 'In the Midst of Psychoanalysis', New Formations 7, Spring 1989, pp. 77-87.
  • 'The Logic of Deconstruction.' Oxford Literary Review, vol. 3, no. 2, 1978, pp. 70–7. ISSN 0305-1498


Architectural Association PhD Programme

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