The Education of an Architect

Overview

Profiling twelve years of architectural education from 1972-1985, Education of an Architect celebrates the work of the talented students and the spirited faculty of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union. It is divided into two parts covering chronologically the first four years of the design studio, and the thesis year which is organized by topic: Instruments, Orders and Projections, the City, the Institution, ...
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Overview

Profiling twelve years of architectural education from 1972-1985, Education of an Architect celebrates the work of the talented students and the spirited faculty of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union. It is divided into two parts covering chronologically the first four years of the design studio, and the thesis year which is organized by topic: Instruments, Orders and Projections, the City, the Institution, Outskirts, the House, Bridges, Topographies and Texts.

This volume is a sequel to an earlier work of the same title, published in 1971 when the Cooper Union School of Architecture was invited by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, to exhibit student work produced between 1964 and 1971, the first such exhibition ever held at the Museum. That volume has since become a classic within architectural education, immensely influential upon architectural thought and practice in the last fifteen years.

This new collection presents work influenced by art, literature, and medicine, and consequently details the scope of expanded thought that now permeates Architecture.

This profusely illustrated volume shows ten years' work by students at Cooper Union, one of the finest architecture schools in the country.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Located in the heart of New York City, Cooper Union's architecture school has been an influential force in shaping modern architectural trends. The cross-section of studio projects by the school's students and faculty covered here ranges from the practical to the utopian and quixotic. City planners would do well to pay attention to the projects included in this survey, among them inspirational plans for a men's shelter on the Bowery, a total transformation of Ellis Island, a cultural center for Hoboken, N.J., an opera house, a library, a firehouse. On the other hand, the architectural projects inspired by works by Cezanne, Paul Klee, Thomas Hardy, Gregor Mendel and the Orpheus legend will interest mainly students. A repository of ideas for architects and designers, this handsome tome includes manifesto-like statements, sketches for houses, markets, bridges and a motel and visual doodles on elements of urban landscape. (Jan.)
Booknews
Sequel to an earlier work of the same title published in 1971 by Cooper Union. A selection of the work of students and faculty from 1972 to 1985. No bibliography or index. 9x12". Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847809691
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 11/15/1988
  • Pages: 352

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