The Charter of Zurich: Eisenman, De Kerckhove, Saggio

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Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 1, 2002 - Architecture - 93 pages
The changes which Information Technology has brought to all areas of our lives have been dramatic. Even in architecture it ́s influence has been far-reaching, creating new processes opening up exciting new prospects. In this book, Peter Eisenman, Derrick de Kerckhove and Antonino Saggio write boldly on the challenges which now face young architects. The IT Revolution offers opportunities which were previously undreamt of, but at the same time, danger lurks in the realm of virtuality with its implication of unlimited possibilities. Furio Barzon uses examples from contemporary architecture to underscore the three text contributions and also places them in the context of state of the art technology and future developments. Eisenman along with Gehry is one of the USA ́s most important living architects; de Kerckhove heads the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology in Toronto; Saggio is Professor in Rome and editor of the series IT Revolution in Architecture.
 

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Contents

Nine Keys for a Matrix
8
Matrix for an Information Technology Revolution in Architecture
22
A Matrix in the Jungle
28
Searching for the Principles of Web Architecture
38
Architecture Informs
73
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

About the Authors:
Peter Eisenman is founder of both Eisenman Architects and the Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies in New York. He is the 1984 recipient of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Michael Graves is founder of the
Michael Graves architechtural firm in Princeton, New Jersey. He is the recipient of numerous AIA National Honor awards as well as several Progressive Architecture Design awards. Charles Gwathmey is founder of Gwathmey, Siegel, and Associates, Architects in New York. His recent projects include the
design for The Science, Industry, and Business Library branch of the New York Public Library. John Hejduk is Dean at the School of Architecture at Cooper Union. BRichard Meier is founder of Richard Meier and Partners in New York.

de Kerckhove is the Director of the McLuhan Institute and Professor at the University of Toronto.

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