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Anymore : Anymore - Cynthia Davidson



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At the turn of the millennium--the end of a calibrated period of time--it seems necessary to ask certain questions, foremost among them: Anymore? Anymore history and theory? Anymore architecture? Of particular concern are the last two hundred years, a self-conscious period known as modernism. Can we assume that a simple calendar change signals an end or a time of end? Is there anymore? The contributions in "Anymore" are by architects, critics, historians, philosophers, sociologists, urbanists, and others. They include Akira Asada, Hubert Damisch, Peter Eisenman, Arata Isozki, Rem Koolhas, Rosalind Krauss, Ignasi de Sola-Morales, Mark Taylor, Bernard Tschumi, and Anthony Vidler, as well as young architects from France whose work many American readers will encounter here for the first time. "Anymore" is the ninth book in the ongoing series that began in 1991 with "Anyone" and was followed by "Anywhere," "Anyway," "Anyplace," "Anywise," "Anybody," "Anyhow," and "Anytime." Each volume is based on a conference at which architects and leaders in other fields come together to present papers and discuss a particular idea in architecture from a cross-cultural and multidisciplinary perspective. The conference upon which "Anymore" is based took place in Paris in June 1999. "Anymore" will be followed by "Anything."

Introductionp. 8
Paris Prologue: Emerging French Architecture
Any Alternative?p. 16
Two Projectsp. 24
A Strategy for Actionp. 30
Gradationsp. 36
It Will Be Nice Tomorrowp. 42
Anymore Theory on History
On Paperp. 56
Practice[superscript 3]: Theory, History, Architecturep. 64
Melange of Articles and Reflectionsp. 70
The Closure of Theoryp. 74
The Offense of Wanderingp. 78
Anymore Context?
Am Extra-Contextp. 92
No More Contextp. 102
Geographies and Countergeographies of Globalizationp. 110
The Context of the Selfp. 120
From Lagos to Logosp. 128
Anymore Architecture
Anymore Specificity?p. 146
Anymorep. 154
Import and Exportp. 160
The Structure of Experiencep. 166
The Specter of the Spectacle: Ghosts of the Realp. 174
Anymore Technology?
Digital Semperp. 190
The Architectural Project: A Real Virtualityp. 198
From Autoplastic to Alloplastic Tendency: Notes on Technological Latencyp. 206
High-Tech in Architecture: Of Disenchanted Technologyp. 216
Architecture Between Reflections and Plansp. 226
Surface Effectsp. 230
Anymore Mores
Any Moresp. 244
The Scalpel and the Axep. 250
Architectures of Excessp. 260
Elementary Dispositionsp. 268
Letters to Anymorep. 286
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ISBN: 9780262541107
ISBN-10: 0262541106
Series: Anymore
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 17th August 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 21.59  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.77

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