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Anyplace is the fourth in a series of 11 volumes compiled annually by Anyone Corporation of New York concerning the condition and cultural problems of architecture at the end of the century. Nearly all of its content derives from a cross-cultural and multidisciplinary international conference held in Montreal in 1994. Thirty architects, philosophers, writers, and academicians weigh in in this provocative and vividly presented volume of 21 essays and eight visual portfolios. Its originality of design and presentation as much as its content will delight researchers. Often the bane of conference books, the discussion segments are thoughtfully and smoothly edited. Unfortunately, participant biographies are scattered throughout the text and are therefore difficult to ferret out. A tour de force about the current conundrums of architecture, this is highly recommended for academic and specialized libraries.-Russell T. Clement, Univ. of Tennessee Lib., Knoxville
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262540780
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 7/6/1995
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 8.15 (w) x 10.52 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Cynthia Davidson is the editor of ANY Magazine, the director of Anyone Corporation, and a member of the editorial board of the Writing Architecture series (MIT Press).
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Table of Contents

The Placeless Anyplace 8
The 'Place' of Architecture in Philosophy 12
Architecture from the Outside 14
Architectonic Enclosure 24
The Museum as the Site of Passage from Modernity to Postmodernity 32
Contemporary Arts Center and Regional National Music Conservatory Competition. Tours, France 48
Bridge-City (Ponts-Villes), Lausanne, Switzerland 56
Architecture as Science: Analogy or Disjunction? 66
Centripetal and Centrifugal Architectures: Laboratory and Studio 78
Architecture as Transdisciplinary Knowledge 88
Nature, History, and the Modern Age: Thoughts on Two Projects 100
S,M,L,XL: Under construction 108
Terrain Vague 118
Architecture Recharged by Art 124
Hallucination is Not a Defect 132
In Place Meant 136
New Pavilion of the Korean Republic, Biennale Gardens, Venice, Italy 140
Architecture/Information 146
Theory Is Made From Toys 148
Finding Anyplace in Cyberspace 160
Architecture of Light 172
Case No. 00-17164 180
Architecture in the Political Process 190
Is Space Political? 192
Fabrication of Anyplace 206
Architecture, Power, and Politics in Early Civilizations 210
Blueprints 222
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Nagi, Japan 236
The Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany 244
The Place of Anyplace 252
Letters to Anyplace 262
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