ISBN-10:
0262532913
ISBN-13:
9780262532914
Pub. Date:
06/08/2007
Publisher:
MIT Press
Strange Details

Strange Details

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262532914
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 06/08/2007
Series: Writing Architecture
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author


Michael Cadwell is a practicing architect and Associate Professor in the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University. A former Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and the MacDowell Colony, he is the author of Small Buildings.


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).

Table of Contents


Foreword: A Murder in the Court   Nader Tehrani     vii
Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction, "Making Strange"     xv
Swimming at the Querini Stampalia Foundation     3
The Jacobs House, Burning Fields     49
Flooded at the Farnsworth House     93
The Yale Center for British Art, Yellow Light and Blue Shadow     139
Illustration Credits     181

What People are Saying About This

Kenneth Frampton

In our spectacularly enervated age, this brilliant interpretive excursus reminds one that, as with music (to which it used to be compared), one cannot enter a work of architecture without a cultivated sensibility, compounded in equal measure out of knowledge and imagination. These four critical essays on the theme of tectonic estrangement, together with the author's meticulously annotated bibliography, should be required reading and re-reading in every school of architecture.

Endorsement

In our spectacularly enervated age, this brilliant interpretive excursus reminds one that, as with music (to which it used to be compared), one cannot enter a work of architecture without a cultivated sensibility, compounded in equal measure out of knowledge and imagination. These four critical essays on the theme of tectonic estrangement, together with the author's meticulously annotated bibliography, should be required reading and re-reading in every school of architecture.

Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture, Columbia University

From the Publisher

In our spectacularly enervated age, this brilliant interpretive excursus reminds one that, as with music (to which it used to be compared), one cannot enter a work of architecture without a cultivated sensibility, compounded in equal measure out of knowledge and imagination. These four critical essays on the theme of tectonic estrangement, together with the author's meticulously annotated bibliography, should be required reading and re-reading in every school of architecture.

Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture, Columbia University

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