Scanning: The Aberrant Architectures of Diller + Scofidio ; [exhibition]

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Aaron Betsky
Whitney Museum of American Art ; New York, N.Y., 2003 - Architecture - 191 pages
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Among the most talked-about names in contemporary architecture, the firm of Diller + Scofidio has for the last two decades redefined what architecture can be. Through site-specific, highly conceptual works such as the acclaimed redesigns of the famed Brasserie restaurant in New York City's Seagram Building, to the "Blur" building, created for the Swiss Expo 2002 and composed entirely of mist, the firm has consistently challenged and expanded the role of architecture and design in our technology-oriented environment. In this first-ever comprehensive survey of the work of this internationally recognized firm, published to accompany an exhibition organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, 10 of Diller + Scofidio's most important site-specific pieces are eamined, along with several of the artifacts they have created in order to examine issues of gender, surveillance, place, and travel. With essays by respected scholars and a contribution by contemporary artist Laurie Anderson, this fully illustrated volume offers a compelling look at the work of Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio.'

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About the author (2003)

Aaron Betsky has been Director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam since 2001. Previously, he was Curator of Architecture, Design and Digital Projects at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He is the author of a dozen books, including "Landscrapers" published in 2002 and "Three California Houses", 2003.

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