Architecture and Spectacle: A Critique
Focusing on six leading contemporary architects: Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, Bernard Tschumi, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas and Steven Holl, this book puts forward a unique and insightful analysis of neo-avant-garde architecture. It discusses the spectacle and excess which permeates contemporary architecture in reference to the present aesthetic tendency for image making, but does so by applying the tectonic of theatricality discussed by the nineteenth-century German architect Gottfried Semper. In doing so, it breaks new ground by opening up a dialogue between the study of the past and the design of the present.
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abstract aesthetic articulation artistic autonomy avant-garde Bernard Tschumi building's Cambridge Center City cladding classical column concept contemporary architecture Corbusier core-form courtesy of Gehry courtesy of OMA critical culture of building culture of spectacle deconstruction discussed drawing Eisenman Architects elements embellishment exterior facade Figure ﬁlm ﬁnal ﬁrst ﬂoor formal Frank Gehry Gehry Partners Gehry’s Gevork Hartoonian Gottfried Semper Hal Foster historical Holl’s House idea of theatricality Image courtesy interior space Interior view Kenneth Frampton Koolhaas's landscape late capitalism Le Corbusier material modern architecture modernist montage Museum neo-avant-garde object Ontology of Construction organic ornament permeating Peter Eisenman Photograph by author Photograph courtesy postmodern present rapport recalls recoding reﬂection Rem Koolhaas reminded Renzo Piano roof Semper’s theory signiﬁcant spatial Steven Holl Architects strategy structure suggested surface techniques tectonic theoretical University Press urban vertical visual volume wall Walter Benjamin York Zaha Hadid Zaha Hadid Architects