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Re-Reading Perspecta : The First Fifty Years of the Yale Architectural Journal - Robert A. M. Stern

Re-Reading Perspecta

The First Fifty Years of the Yale Architectural Journal

By: Robert A. M. Stern (Editor), Peggy Deamer (Editor), Alan Plattus (Editor)

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Winner in the book category of the AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers of 2004 competition presented by the American Institute of Graphic Arts "Perspecta," the oldest and most respected student-edited architectural journal in the United States, marks its fiftieth anniversary with this selection of influential and provocative pieces published in its pages from the 1950s through the 1990s. The essays and portfolios in "Re-Reading Perspecta" trace the development of architectural culture and discourse over the past fifty years and bear witness to the influential role played by "Perspecta" in a time of crucial debate about the function and future of architecture. This monumental collection (with over 700 pages and 900 images) presents the most engaging and stimulating essays published in "Perspecta," written by such well-known historians, theorists, and architects as Vincent Scully, Colin Rowe, Roland Barthes, Karsten Harries, K. Michael Hays, Allan Greenberg, Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, John Hejduk, Francesco Dal Co, Bernard Tschumi, and Mark Wigley. "Re-Reading Perspecta" also assembles the best examples of the richly-illustrated portfolios of projects published over the years, including work by Paul Rudolph, Louis Kahn, Robert Venturi, Eero Saarinen, Charles Moore, Philip Johnson, Peter Eisenman, John Hejduk, Steven Holl, Thomas Leeser, Hani Rashid, and others. The editors introduce each section with essays that offer historical context and critical commentary. "Re-Reading Perspecta" also includes essays by Kenneth Frampton, K. Michael Hays, Joan Ockman, and Sandy Isenstadt on the history of "Perspecta" and its role in architectural discourse. This selection of the best of "Perspecta" covers a broad and lively spectrum of American architectural design, history, theory, and criticism.

Training for the practice of architecturep. 5
The evolution of Wright, Mies & Le Corbusierp. 11
3 new directions : Paul Rudolph, Philip Johnson, Buckminster Fullerp. 16
Monumental architecture : or the art of pleasing in civic designp. 23
Some experiences and observations of an elderly architectp. 31
Towards a plan for midtown Philadelphiap. 33
The cardboard housep. 38
On the responsibility of the architect : roundtable discussions with Philip Johnson, Pietro Belluschi, Louis Kahn, Paul Weiss and Vincent Scullyp. 42
Environment and anonymous architecturep. 55
The seven crutches of modern architecturep. 58
Order and form : Yale Art Gallery + Design Center, designed by Louis Kahnp. 61
Order isp. 64
Architecture is the thoughtful making of spacesp. 68
Modern architecture : toward a redefinition of stylep. 70
Regionalism in architecturep. 77
Order in architecturep. 81
A letterp. 87
Hadrian's villap. 93
The work of Charles Edouard Jeanneretp. 100
"The functional tradition" and expressionp. 102
An interviewp. 109
Act and behavior in architecturep. 114
For Perspectap. 119
The future of the pastp. 120
Open and closedp. 127
Transparency : literal and phenomenalp. 135
Antonio Gaudi : structure and formp. 143
The death of the streetp. 151
The forces that shaped Park Avenuep. 154
Complexity and contradiction in architecturep. 160
You have to pay for the public lifep. 173
Whence & whither : the processional element in architecturep. 184
Replication replicated, or notes on American bastardyp. 187
Doldrums in the suburbsp. 199
Now and thenp. 241
Plug it in, Rameses, and see if it lights upp. 242
Conversation on urbanismp. 246
Democratic planningp. 249
Mass communication on the people freewayp. 255
Typology and design methodp. 263
Maison de Verrep. 269
Lutyens' architecture restudiedp. 276
From object to relationship II : Giuseppe Terragni Casa Giuliani Frigeriop. 299
Eileen Gray : two houses and an interior, 1925-1933p. 311
Some houses of ill-reputep. 314
Transparency : literal and phenomenal : part 2p. 316
Southernessp. 329
Arts and architecture case study housesp. 333
Julia Morgan : some introductory notesp. 342
The monumental traditionp. 351
Recycling New Yorkp. 358
The crisis of the object : the predicament of texturep. 371
The dream of the complete buildingp. 389
An architecture of participationp. 396
The architecture of James Gamble Rogers at Yale Universityp. 405
Notes on designp. 410
Skyscrapersp. 413
Negation and reconciliationp. 427
Building and the terror of timep. 428
Silent witnessesp. 434
The shape of time reconsideredp. 438
The persistence of formal patternsp. 444
A conversationp. 257
Notes from Sight Point Roadp. 461
Process and theme in the work of Carlo Scarpap. 467
Prospects for a critical regionalismp. 477
Landscape and architecture work of Gunnar Asplundp. 486
Critical architecture : between culture and formp. 529
(Post)modern polemicsp. 536
The end of the classical : the end of the beginning, the end of the endp. 541
Drawing a conclusionp. 555
Excerpts from a conversationp. 558
Mies van der Rohe : a moral modernism modelp. 561
On history and architecture : an interviewp. 573
Vertex and vortex : a tectonics of sectionp. 584
Disjunctionsp. 591
The origins of modern eclecticismp. 593
Postmortem architecture : the taste of Derridap. 601
Notes on a theory of makingp. 615
A conversation, "the idea of lasting"p. 625
Wall : the time's buildingp. 633
Projectionsp. 693
Peter Behrens' highest Kultursymbol, the theaterp. 643
On art for the stagep. 656
Order and disorderp. 665
A life one century longp. 667
A conversation with Giovanni Micheluccip. 674
Doctrines and uncertaintiesp. 683
For an open architecturep. 688
On the work of Patkau Associates : tecto-totemic formp. 692
On the work of Thomas Leeser : critique of the inverted house, a home for twin surgeonsp. 694
Future zonesp. 701
Nietzsche in New Havenp. 705
Still learning from Las Vegasp. 710
Which new urbainsm? : the Revanchist '90sp. 720
Interchange and container : the new Orgmanp. 725
American modern : seven housing projectsp. 730
Practice and theory : Perspecta and the fate of the architectural discourse : a symposium honoring the fiftieth anniversary of Perspecta : the Yale Architectural Journal
Refelctions on Perspecta : the end of the beginningp. 768
Reading perspecta 1 through 20 : the early years in contextp. 773
Perspecta 11-22 : searching for authenticityp. 780
Perspecta since 1987 : the necessity of choicep. 787
The founding of Perspectap. 796
Perspecta's graphic design and graphic design's perspectivep. 800
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ISBN: 9780262195065
ISBN-10: 0262195062
Series: The MIT Press
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 736
Published: 1st June 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 30.5 x 22.9  x 6.4
Weight (kg): 4.33

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