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Anything : Anything - Cynthia Davidson



By: Cynthia Davidson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st July 2001
ISBN: 9780262541305
Number Of Pages: 288
For Ages: 18+ years old

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At a time when the fragmented ideas and styles in architecture make it seem as if "anything goes," "Anything" asks whether there are constraints to thought and action that change "anything" to "the thing." In thirty-two original essays, many of them illustrated, leading architects, theorists, historians and others discuss their works. The wide-ranging topics include a "refugee republic," "blur buildings," virtual environments, shopping, and stress. "Anything," it would seem, is many things, opening the way for architecture to embrace history, science, research, and technology. The authors include, among others, Caroline Bos, Ignasi de Sola-Morales, Elizabeth Diller, Peter Eisenman, Zaha Hadid, Jacques Herzog, Steven Holl, Osamu Ishiyama, Arata Isozaki, Romi Khosla, Rem Koolhaas, Greg Lynn, Rafael Moneo, Jean Nouvel, Wolf Prix, Hani Rashid, Bernard Tschumi, and Ben van Berkel. "Anything" is the tenth and final book in the ongoing series that began in 1991 with "Anyone" and was followed by "Anywhere, Anyway, Anyplace, Anywise, Anybody, Anyhow, Anytime," and "Anymore." Each volume is based on a conference at which architects and leaders in other fields came together to present papers and discuss a particular idea in architecture from a cross-cultural and multidisciplinary perspective. The conference upon which "Anything" is based took place in New York City in June 2000.

Acknowledgmentsp. 8
Anybodiesp. 11
On Passing Time in Space, Airports, and Urban Phenomenap. 18
From Metaphor to Allegoryp. 24
The Loneliness of the Long Distant Futurep. 37
Scale and Span in a Global Digital Worldp. 44
Architecture as Interfacep. 49
Space for Changep. 62
Open-ended Skill, Six Pointsp. 68
Remote Controlp. 73
Stressp. 77
Walking on Waterp. 82
In the Mood for Architecturep. 94
The Thingness of Lightp. 100
Radiant Synthetic Effectsp. 106
Thinking of Gadamer's Floorp. 114
The Thing Called Architecturep. 120
Blur/Babblep. 132
Thing as Feeling: Emotion Picturesp. 140
A Concise Genealogy of the Thingp. 148
Making Strangep. 156
Anything Interventionp. 163
The Regime of YC$p. 180
Information Obsession: Multiscreen Architecturep. 189
Obsession [is not equal to] Fascinationp. 199
A Flexible Architecturep. 206
Refugee Republicp. 209
The New Genericp. 214
From Anything to Biothingp. 226
Surface Inscriptionsp. 233
The Thingp. 239
Anything Butp. 249
Thing as Otherp. 255
Making the Cutp. 260
Letters to Anythingp. 273
Afterwordp. 284
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ISBN: 9780262541305
ISBN-10: 0262541300
Series: Anything
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st July 2001
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 20.32  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.76