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Author Allen, Stan, author

Title Points + lines : diagrams and projects for the city / Stan Allen
Edition First edition
Published New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [1999]


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Description 153 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents Contextual tactics -- Infrastructural urbanism -- Field conditions -- Afterword -- Chronology
Summary With Points + Lines: Diagrams and Projects for the City, influential architect and theorist Stan Allen proposes a series of new architectural strategies for the contemporary city. Organized in the form of a user's manual, it juxtaposes texts outlining Allen's theoretical principles with his projects, in which those principles are demonstrated in practice
Finding inspiration in the artistic minimalism and postminimalism of the 1970s, Allen uses the city's vitality and infrastructure to support projects that reflect and augment the urban experience. Included in this volume are three essays by Allen along with six projects, including his designs for the Cardiff Bay Opera House in Wales, the Museo del Prado in Madrid, the Souks of Beirut, the Logistical Activities Zone of Barcelona, the Korean-American Museum of Art in Los Angeles, and the National Diet Library in Kansai Kan, Japan. Allen's work is introduced by K. Michael Hays; R.E. Somol provides an afterword. In addition, the book contains a complete, illustrated chronology of Allen's projects
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Allen, Stan -- Themes, motives.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Themes, motives.
Architectural practice, International.
LC no. 98038817
ISBN 1568981554 (paperback) (alkaline paper)
Other Titles Points and lines