Andreas Papadakis presents Theory + experimentation: an intellectual extravaganza

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Academy Editions, 1993 - Architecture - 419 pages
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This is not only a source book of an international array of architects and ideas, an extravaganza of architectural theory and its realisation, but also contains extensive biographies of 35 architects. The fracturing of the barriers between theory and relaity is revealed as architecture moves from the studio and the realm of theory into street - the realm of practice, displaying an architecture of experimentation, invention and freedom. This book forms a rigorous up-to-the-minute view of architectural thinking today, and includes, inter alias, the work of Bernard Tschumi, Peter Eisenman, Morphosis, Coop Himmelblau, Daniel Libeskind and Itsuko Hasegawa.

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Contents

Andreas Papadakis On Theory and Architecture 6 Bernard Tschumi
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The Architects 72 Raimund Abraham 74 WillAlsop 92 Arquitectonica
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Woods 392 GuntherZampKelp 410 EliaZenghelis 412 ZoeZenghelis
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ANDREAS PAPADAKIS is the Editor of Architectural Design magazine. An influential figure in the promotion of the critical assessment of contemporary architecture, he has promoted the publication of new work, commissioning major new texts on the theory and practice of architecture. He is the founder and current President of the Academy Forum - a platform for the discussion of contemporary issues in architecture for architects, theoreticians and critics - and has organised a number of pioneering international symposia on art and architecture at London's Royal Academy of Arts. He is the editor of Deconstruction Omnibus, New Classicism Omnibus and of A Decade of Architectural Design and has edited the Omnibus volume Free Spirit in Architecture which also explores the themes developed in this volume. Andreas Papadakis lectures internationally on theory in architecture.

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