Re-Reading Perspecta: The First Fifty Years of the Yale Architectural Journal

Re-Reading Perspecta: The First Fifty Years of the Yale Architectural Journal

by Robert A. M. Stern
     
 

Perspecta, the oldest and most respected student-edited architectural journal in the United States, marks its fiftieth anniversary with this selection of influential and provocative pieces published in its pages from the 1950s through the
1990s. The essays and portfolios in Re-Reading Perspecta trace the development of architectural culture and discourse over

Overview

Perspecta, the oldest and most respected student-edited architectural journal in the United States, marks its fiftieth anniversary with this selection of influential and provocative pieces published in its pages from the 1950s through the
1990s. The essays and portfolios in Re-Reading Perspecta trace the development of architectural culture and discourse over the past fifty years and bear witness to the influential role played by Perspecta in a time of crucial debate about the function and future of architecture.This monumental collection (with over 700 pages and 900 images) presents the most engaging and stimulating essays published in
Perspecta, written by such well-known historians, theorists, and architects as
Vincent Scully, Colin Rowe, Roland Barthes, Karsten Harries, K. Michael Hays, Allan
Greenberg, Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, John Hejduk, Francesco Dal Co, Bernard Tschumi, and
Mark Wigley. Re-Reading Perspecta also assembles the best examples of the richly-illustrated portfolios of projects published over the years, including work by Paul Rudolph, Louis Kahn, Robert Venturi, Eero Saarinen, Charles Moore, Philip
Johnson, Peter Eisenman, John Hejduk, Steven Holl, Thomas Leeser, Hani Rashid, and others.The editors introduce each section with essays that offer historical context and critical commentary. Re-Reading Perspecta also includes essays by Kenneth
Frampton, K. Michael Hays, Joan Ockman, and Sandy Isenstadt on the history of
Perspecta and its role in architectural discourse. This selection of the best of
Perspecta covers a broad and lively spectrum of American architectural design,
history, theory, and criticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262195065
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Series:
Perspecta: The Yale Architectural Journal Series
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 2.25(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Alan Plattus, former Associate Dean and Professor at the Yale School of
Architecture, is Director and Cofounder of the Yale Urban Design Workshop.

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