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Reseña del editor: In this tantalizing work, Roger Connah explores the peculiar odyssey of twentieth-century architecture through the buildings and writings of Finlands iconoclastic architect, Reima Pietila. Among architects, Pietila is a cult figure, a respected but often misunderstood outsider and "arctic shaman," only recently granted the international acclaim and appreciation that are his due. Pietila's complex, geomorphic structures have been compared to the work of Gaudi and Bruce Goff and variously labeled surrealistic, romantic, or expressionistic."Writing Architecture "positions Pietila at the heart of contemporary architectural debates - the carnival of conflicting isms, modern post-modern, post-structuralist, deconstructive. From his relative isolation in Helsinki, he is thrust into the community of this century's most revolutionary artists and thinkers, including Wittgenstein, Einstein, Beckett, Borges, Magritte, and McLuhan. Through Pietila Connah reflects on architecture's progress and excess in this century, tracing a path through multiple meanings and intellectual adventures.More metaphysical inquiry than conventional monograph, this extraordinary study draws from various sources to "read" architecture as Pietila does, as a form of cultural composition in which all theory, literature, music, art, or natural phenomena are potential sources for architectural meaning. Like the existential detective in the pulp crime novels on Fantomas, the elegant French philosopher-thief, Connah offers fragmentary clues, contradictory solutions, and digressive speculations on the particular mystery, misery, and miracle that is modern architecture, but wisely leaves the final verdict up to his discerning readers.Roger Connah's extensive collaboration with Reima Pietila has provided him with a unique opportunity to trace the architect's inimitable approach to architecture and culture. Since 1986 the author has been living in India working as a freelance writer; he is visiting Professor at The National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad and The Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi.
Título: Writing Architecture Fantomas Fragments ...
Editorial: The MIT Press
Año de publicación: 1989
Condición del libro: Near Fine
Descripción MIT Press. Hardcover. Condición: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Nº de ref. del artículo: G0262031647I3N10
Descripción M I T Press. Condición: Good++, Good+. 1989. 4TO, B/W Illus, Hardcover Hardcover in dust jacket. Light grey cloth boards with title in silver on front board and spine. Light edge wear. Spine is water marked. Bookstore stamp on lower foredge. Previous owner's name on inside paste down. First free endpaper shows some soil. Text pages are clean. Color illustrated dust jacket is chipped throughout. Some rubbing and light soil. Used sticker on spine. Two inch pieces of jacket missing at upper and lower edges. Looks better than it sounds when placed in protective mylar. Always carefully wrapped and shipped in cardboard boxes to protect your purchase. Nº de ref. del artículo: 037475
Descripción The MIT Press, 1990. Condición: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Nº de ref. del artículo: 0262031647-2-4
Descripción The MIT Press, 1990. Hardcover. Condición: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. del artículo: P020262031647
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Descripción MIT Press, 1990. Condición: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Nº de ref. del artículo: 3886867
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