A Peripheral Moment
Experiments in Architectural Agency: Croatia 1990-2010 Ivan Rupnik A comprehensive account of the recent architectural scene in Croatia, this book is an account of the highly productive decade of architectural experimentation in Croatia lodged between the violent break-up of Yugoslavia and their slow integration into the EU. Ivan Rupnik guides the reader through the emergence of this bizarre and fascinating architectural scene on the very edge of united Europe, utilizing Ljubo Karaman's theory of the periphery as a distinct space of artistic production from that of the center or province, Manfredo Tafuri's concept of architectural experimentation, as well contemporary notions of agency. The account is framed using a variety of different lenses, including the observations of this moment by renowned writers, through the atmosphere of the period as defined by Croatia's complex post-socialist/postwar identity and the subsequent positioning of the architectural profession vis-a-vis that context, the practices that emerged, and through a
GSD Platform 6
A year of research through studio work, theses, lectures, exhibitions and events at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Rosetta S. Elkin (ed.) GSD has always recognized the indispensable importance and values of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and urban design, yet has transcended their individual aspirations through intellectual cross-fertilization and collaboration. The material presented in this publication forms a small part of the incredible range and diversity of proposals and visions that our students and faculty have produced during the past academic year. This work is indicativeÂ of the School's commitment, as a global leader in the field, to exploring and articulating transformative ideas through the power of design. It is as importantÂ for us to share and communicate the outcome of our research and design investigations as it is to show making of these projects.
Instruments, Devices and Architectural Inventions Geoff Manaugh A speculative look into the future of our built environment. This publication explores how landscapes, and our perceptions of them, can be utterly transformed by technology and design. It travels the shifting terrains of architectural invention, where new spatial devices on a variety of scales â from the handheld to the inhabitable reveal previously overlooked dimensions of the built and natural environments. EBOOK VERSION
Heróicas Eróticas en Nueva York
Zilia Sánchez Zilia Sánchez first survey exhibition in the United States, with artwork spanning the 1950s to the 1990s. The work of Cuban-born artist Zilia Sánchez is characterized by her distinctive approach to formal abstraction through the use of undulating silhouettes, muted color palettes, and a personal, sensual language. Sánchez's exceptional formed canvases, which range in scale from the intimate to the monumental and span fifty years of artistic production, have seldom been seen outside of Puerto Rico, where she has lived and worked since 1972. Produced in conjunction with the artist's first solo exhibition at Galerie Lelong New York, this publication focuses on SÃ¡nchezâs shaped paintings made three-dimensional through her unique method of stretching canvases over hand-molded wooden frameworks.