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Luke Bulman
Regents of the University of Michigan A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2005 - Architecture - 158 pages
With a title that refers to the development of ideas through one's own initiative, Marble Fairbanks: Bootstrappingis an examination of the techniques of pattern and performance in the speculative and built work of the New York architecture firm. This book approaches those organizational issues with pictorial and written documentation of three recent architectural projects: Marble Fairbanks' proposal for the Fashion Institute of Technology Campus Extension in New York, Housing Ecologies, an urban housing scheme, and their award-winning entry for the Chicago Public Schools Competition. The complexity of these issues is also examined in a thought-provoking conversation with Marble Fairbanks and Reinhold Martin, editor of the journal Grey Roomand author of The Organizational Complex. Bootstrappingconcludes with architect Michael Bell's essay on subjectivity, urbanism and architecture in Marble Fairbanks' work, and is the latest addition to the prestigious Michigan Architecture Paperspublication series of Charles and Ray Eames lectures given by noted contemporary architects.

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Foreword ilVO Luke Bulman
a brief introduction Marble Fairbanks
Organizations Program Topology and Pattern Reinhold Martin Karen Fairbanks Scott Marble and Luke Bulman

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