By Gevork Hartoonian

targeting six prime modern architects: Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, Bernard Tschumi, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas and Steven Holl, this e-book places ahead a different and insightful research of "neo-avant-garde" structure. It discusses the spectacle and extra which permeates modern structure in connection with the current aesthetic tendency for snapshot making, yet does so by way of using the tectonic of theatricality mentioned by means of the 19th-century German architect Gottfried Semper. In doing so, it breaks new floor by way of beginning up a discussion among the learn of the earlier and the layout of the current. The paintings of every mentioned architect is visible as addressing a historiographical challenge. To this finish, and this is often the second one very important element of this publication, the selected constructions are mentioned by way of the thematic of the tradition of creating (the tectonic of column and wall for instance) fairly the formal, and this via a dialogue that's educated through the newest to be had theories. Having set the classy implication of the tactics of the digitalization of structure, the book's end highlights "strategies" through which structure may well delay the whole effects of digitalization, and therefore the turning into of structure as decoration by itself right.

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