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Title:
Anyhow
Author:
Davidson, Cynthia C.
Publication Information:
New York : Anyone Corp. ; Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
271 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
General Note:
"Anyhow is the seventh in a series of 11 planned volumes documenting the annual international, cross-disciplinary conferences being sponsored by the Anyone Corporation to investigate the condition of architecture at the end of the millennium"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
Contents:
Leap in the void : a new Organon? / Sanford Kwinter -- Zones of undecidability : the processes of the interstitial / Peter Eisenman -- Liquid architecture / Ignasi de Solà-Morales -- Nexus-Atelier : tools, organization, process / Nasrine Seraji -- Tunneling / Paul Andreu-- From molar metabolism to molecular metabolism / Akira Asada and Arata Isozaki -- Faking it : pregnant pauses and other constructions of delay / Francesca Hughes -- Havens in a heartless world / Ed Taverne -- Basically (for now) three topics / Ben van Berkel -- The brick and the balloon : architecture, idealism, and land speculation / Fredric Jameson -- New platforms / Alejandro Zaera-Polo -- Hong Kong : strategic site/new frontier / Saskia Sassen -- Architecture's impurity / Kojin Karatani -- Don't save architecture, spend it! / Ole Bouman -- Manmade Tabula Rasa / Adriaan Geuze -- Geometry in time / Greg Lynn -- How we deal with history / Hubert Damisch -- Pearl River Delta / Rem Koolhaas -- Reflections on the Eames House / Beatriz Colomina -- A new pragmatism? / John Rajchman -- The virtuous horse or empiricism in urbanism / Joost Meuwissen -- On enfleshed memories and the power of repetition / Rosi Braidotti -- Through a broken lens / Bernard Tschumi -- The future of space : toward an architecture of invention / Elizabeth Grosz.
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ISBN:
9780262540957
Format :
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Central Library NA680 .A564 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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How, in relation to process, infrastructure, money, information, and program, is architecture in fact done today? How do we operate beyond and sometimes even at odds with policies and official regulations, local interests, and global demands? How might architecture analyze or diagram these zones of operation in order to intervene in them? Twelve architects, including Arata Isozaki, Paul Andreu, Rem Koolhaas, Peter Eisenman, and Bernard Tschumi, join critics Fredric Jameson, Hubert Damisch, Elizabeth Grosz, Beatriz Colomina, Kojin Karatani, and others in addressing the questions of "anyhow," of how architecture operates and is perceived today. The twenty-four illustrated essays are organized around themes ranging from the architectural office to the urban landscape to the philosophy of pragmatism. Anyhowis the seventh book in the ongoing series that began in 1991 with Anyoneand was followed by Anywhere, Anyway, Anyplace, Anywise, and Anybody. Each volume is based on a conference in which architects, philosophers, historians, theoreticians, artists, and intellectuals come together to present papers and discuss a particular theme from a multicultural and multidisciplinary perspective. The conference upon which Anyhowis based took place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in June 1997. Anyhow will be followed by Anytime, Anymore, and Anything.


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