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pensare l'idea della costruzione

English translation: think about the idea of construction

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Italian term or phrase:pensare l'idea della costruzione
English translation:think about the idea of construction
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17:14 Nov 26, 2008
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
Italian term or phrase: pensare l'idea della costruzione
It seems easy, but the meaning is subtle and the interpretation a bit difficult. What would you suggest?

La de-costruzione non è solo, come il suo nome sembra significare, la tecnica della costruzione alla rovescia, se essa sa pensare l'idea stessa della costruzione. Si potrebbe dire che non c'è nulla di più architettonico della decostruzione, ma anche nulla di meno architettonico…”
emilia de paola
Italy
Local time: 13:47
the idea of construction
Explanation:
I wouldn't torture myself about it. In plain English, this is what I'd say. In context, the meaning is perfectly clear.

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Note added at 13 mins (2008-11-26 17:28:06 GMT)
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i.e. think about the idea of construction.

It seems easy, and it is easy. Down with obfuscation, obscurantism, and intellectualoid posing !!!!!

:)
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Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:47
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4 +2the idea of construction
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12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
the idea of construction


Explanation:
I wouldn't torture myself about it. In plain English, this is what I'd say. In context, the meaning is perfectly clear.

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Note added at 13 mins (2008-11-26 17:28:06 GMT)
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i.e. think about the idea of construction.

It seems easy, and it is easy. Down with obfuscation, obscurantism, and intellectualoid posing !!!!!

:)

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:47
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Umberto Cassano: Well...yes, deconstructivism has been one of the most hopeless intellectual crazes. A character in one of David Lodge's novels describes it brilliantly as "sawing the branch where you sit on".
21 mins
  -> ha ha

agree  Sarah Jane Webb: hear hear!
30 mins
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Nov 26, 2008 - Changes made by emilia de paola:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/623034">emilia de paola's</a> old entry - "pensare l'idea della costruzione" » "the idea of construction"


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