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Title Analyzing Ambasz / Michael Sorkin ... [and others], editor
Published New York : Monacelli Press, 2004


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Description 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Lunch with Emilio / Michael Sorkin -- Ideological castles / Dean MacCannell -- Peripheral vision / Lauren Sedofsky -- Corporeality / Lebbeus Woods -- Architecture & islands / Catherine Ingraham -- Emilio Ambasz : soft & hard / James Wines -- Italian design & the new political landscape / Felicity D. Scott -- The immortal / Peter Hall -- Myst / Jerrilynn D. Dodds -- Programmatic utopias : notes on the pre-history of Ambasz's pragmatic poetics / Anthony Vidler -- An interview with Ambasz & Emilio
Summary "Architect, curator, and industrial designer Emilio Ambasz is renowned for projects that fuse architecture and landscape - high-rise buildings enveloped in verdant screens of trees and plants, and houses that virtually disappear beneath mounds of earth. In this collection of essays, scholars and architects take up the challenge and set about rigorously "analyzing Ambasz." In addition to exploring his architectural work, the authors examine Ambasz's innovative industrial designs, including the Vertebra chair and dozens of other ingenious objects. Ambasz's curatorial work, particularly "New Italian Design" exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, is also discussed. Completing the volume is Sorkin's interview with Ambasz and Emilio, the self-described visionary and pragmatic sides of the designer's personality. Photographs and drawings accompany this debate that expands our understanding of Ambasz and his work."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes an interview with Ambasz conducted by Michael Sorkin
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Ambasz, Emilio -- Criticism and interpretation.
Architectural practice, International -- New York (State) -- New York.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Author Ambasz, Emilio.
Sorkin, Michael, 1948-
LC no. 2003019719
ISBN 1580931359