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Yours Critically - Writings On Architecture From Criticat Issues 1-10

Yours Critically - Writings On Architecture From Criticat Issues 1-10

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Criticat is an independent journal of architectural criticism published twice annually. Based in Paris, it was founded in 2007 by a group of architects, historians, and critics on a simple premise: that informed and daring criticism could bring architecture back into everyday public discourse. Twenty-three exemplary articles have been selected from the journal's first ten issues, and appear here in English for the first time. Individual investigations - written in direct and engaging language - tackle subjects from around the globe: projects by Frank Gehry and Jürgen Mayer H are subjected to unvarnished examination; the debate over high-rise buildings in Paris is described through its politics; the purity of New Zealand's landscape is exposed as an ecological myth; New York's High Line is explained as a real estate phenomenon; competition juries in Tehran are unveiled; and Las Vegas is seen as a mirror of the financial crisis. Also included are: a photo essay on Metz in the shadow of Shigeru Ban's recent Centre Pompidou museum; newly-discovered portraits of Rudolph Schindler by Edward Weston; and a spatial reconstruction of Freud's consultation room in Vienna. Sharp and insightful, the writings in Yours Critically will appeal to anyone curious about how our built environment reflects and informs the forces - social, political, economic, cultural - shaping our world today.

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General Fields

  • : 9782954428499
  • : Criticat
  • : Criticat
  • : July 2016
  • : books

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  • : 323
  • : paperback