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Kind of Boring

Canonical Work and Other Visible Things Meant to be Viewed as Architecture

Paul Preissner

Kind of An Architecture will look at the origin of architectural ideas behind a work and the theoretical and practical consequences resulting from an architecture that prioritizes class politics through experimentation with formal practice. The book also presents an alternative to contemporary architecture through a kind of work which embraces normalcy, and queer deviations from such, making a kind of architecture which explores basic form, anonymous history, and the effects of indifference and inattention to make the normal weird.

The book presents the source material for the ideas behind the projects, the projects themselves (as represented through drawings, photographs and other images), and the essays about the work together in order to better understand the interest and developing idea behind an architecture which resists genre categorization, appreciates sloppiness in a field committed to precision, and makes room for intuition and less formal precedent.

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Author: Paul Preissner
Editor: Courtney Coffman
Contributions: Jayne Kelley, Tim Kinsella, Alex Lehnerer, Walter Benn Michaels, and Li Tavor
Graphic design: Joe Gilmore
Size: 17 x 24 cm
Pages: 244
Illustrations: Color, Black & White
Cover: Softcover
Publication date: October 2020
Published by: Actar Publishers
ISBN: English 9781948765138
Price: 35€ / $34.95 / £35

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