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  • Architecture and Disjunction

    By Bernard Tschumi

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780262700603
    • Publisher: MIT Press
    • Published: February 1996
    Avant-garde theorist and architect Bernard Tschumi is equally well known for hiswriting and his practice. Architecture and Disjunction, which brings together Tschumi's essays from1975 to 1990, is a lucid and provocative analysis of many of the key issues that have engagedarchitectural discourse over the past two decades -- from deconstructive theory to recent concernswith the notions of event and program.The essays develop different themes in contemporary theory asthey relate to the actual making of architecture, attempting to realign the discipline with a newworld culture characterized by both discontinuity and heterogeneity. Included are a number ofseminal essays that incited broad attention when they first appeared in magazines and journals, aswell as more recent and topical texts.Tschumi's discourse has always been considered radical anddisturbing. He opposes modernist ideology and postmodern nostalgia since both impose restrictivecriteria on what may be deemed "legitimate" cultural conditions. He argues for focusing on ourimmediate cultural situation, which is distinguished by a new postindustrial "unhomeliness"reflected in the ad hoc erection of buildings with multipurpose programs. The condition of New Yorkand the chaos of Tokyo are thus perceived as legitimate urban forms.
  • The Manhattan Transcripts

    By Bernard Tschumi

    Our Price: $250.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Academy Editions
    • Published: 1994
    (London). (1994). 4to. Mild curving to book. Mild toning to leaves. Rubbing with slight scratching to d.j. Partial rippling to versoof rear d.j. panel at upper margin. VG/VG.
  • The State of Architecture At the Beginning of the 21st Century

    By Bernard Tschumi

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781580931342
    • Publisher: Monacelli Press
    • Published: January 2004
    In March 2003, Bernard Tschumi convened forty of the world's leading architectural designers and theorists -- Elizabeth Diller, Peter Eisenman, Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl, Rem Koolhaas, Greg Lynn, Winy Maas, Thom Mayne, Ben van Berkel, Mark Wigley, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, and many others -- for a conference at Columbia University. The exceptional array was asked to predict the conversations and directions of architectural practice in the 21st century. Speakers addressed the categories of current architectural discourse -- form, aesthetics, material, detail, politics -- and questioned their future validity. Other topics included architects' obsession with the detail, the possibility of practicing a politics of material, the definition of an avant-garde urbanism, the importance of form beyond its aesthetic value, and whether architecture can directly influence the social world. The State of Architecture brings together manifestos, musings, and meditations to capture the key polemics raised by this extraordinary convocation of thinkers.

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