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Crib Sheets: Notes on Contemporary Architectural Conversation
     

Crib Sheets: Notes on Contemporary Architectural Conversation

by Helene Furjan (Editor), Sylvia Lavin (Editor), Penelope Dean (Editor)
 

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Architectural discourse today is characterized by an overlapping conversation between architects and academics, teachers and students, theorists and practitioners. Certain terms — "diagram, " "extreme form, " "autonomy, " and "the generic, " among others — capture the moment in architecture in definition and in operation. Crib Sheets is a guide

Overview

Architectural discourse today is characterized by an overlapping conversation between architects and academics, teachers and students, theorists and practitioners. Certain terms — "diagram, " "extreme form, " "autonomy, " and "the generic, " among others — capture the moment in architecture in definition and in operation. Crib Sheets is a guide — a "crib" — to twenty-two of those buzzwords, framing contemporary currents and trajectories.

Each of the words is presented with a list of quotations, or sound bites, arranged in order of length and drawn from more than two hundred commentators, from Charles Baudelaire, Le Corbusier, and Buckminster Fuller to Frank Gehry, Paul Goldberger, and Rem Koolhaas. The structure attempts to evoke the present-day architectural conversation, capturing social milieus, current events, clusters of topics, and even background noise and eavesdropping.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580931588
Publisher:
The Monacelli Press
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.47(w) x 11.81(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

Sylvia Lavin is chair of the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA. She has taught and lectured at universities nationally and internationally and is the author of Form Follows Libido: Architecture and Richard Neutra in a Psychoanalytical Culture.

Helene Furján is an assistant professor at Rice University and has taught at UCLA, SCI-Arc, Princeton, and the Architectural Association. Her essays have been published in Assemblage, AA Files, Grey Room, and other publications.

Penelope Dean is an architecture and Ph.D. candidate in critical studies in architectural culture at UCLA.

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