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Author Allen, Stan, architect

Title Stan Allen : four projects / Stan Allen
Edition First Editions
Published San Francisco : Applied Research and Design Publishing, [2017]


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Description 160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Series Source Books in Architecture: Knowlton School of Architecture ; 10
Source books in architecture ; 10
Contents Introduction : Editor's introduction / Benjamin Wilke ; Geological form: towards a vital materialism in architecture / Stan Allen -- Field conditions revisited : Field conditions revisited pt. 1: 1990-1995 / Stan Allen ; The chemistry of imperfect crystals / William O'Brien Jr. -- Architecture part for part : Field conditions revisited pt.2: 2010-2015 / Stan Allen ; Stan Allen in conversation with Enrique Walker -- The agency of the plan : Why we draw flans: five arguments / Stan Allen ; Portfolio: the agency of the plan ; Interview / Jeffrey Kipnis and Benjamin Wilke ; Portfolio: four projects -- Analysis and commentary : Zone of play / Michael Cadwell ; Delirious Maribor: Stan Allen's new Maribor Art Gallery / Douglas Graf -- Postscript : Isosceles, webs, and empty spaces / Preston Scott Cohen
Summary While previous books in the 'Source Books in Architecture' series have addressed a single project of the Baumer Professor, this one has a slightly different focus. Stan Allen was the Baumer Professor at the school in 2012-13, and this book documents projects that were discussed during Allen's seminar as well as the theoretical position that Allen began to articulate with Field Conditions in 1996. Twenty years is a remarkable duration for a contemporary architectural position to hold the interest of its author and audience. Since the publication of Field Conditions, advances in digital technology have led to an exhaustive range of experimentation, refinement, and finally, factions in design style and strategy. Expressive form and gymnastic geometry are now available to even novice designers, and have worked their way into popular culture and onto the wish lists of public and private clients. While digital advances have expanded architecture's lexicon, their seductive potential has sometimes trumped architecture's performance beyond the iconographic. Fatigue and forgetfulness, in such cases, displace architecture's broader cultural potential.0
Subject Allen, Stan.
Architecture -- Technological innovations.
Architecture -- Computer-aided design.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Designs and plans.
Architecture, Modern -- 21st century.
Architecture, Modern -- 21st century -- Designs and plans.
Genre/Form Architectural drawings.
ISBN 9781939621337 (softcover)
193962133X (softcover)