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A question of qualities : essays in architecture, Jeffrey Kipnis, edited by Alexander Maymind

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A question of qualities : essays in architecture
Title
A question of qualities
Title remainder
essays in architecture
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Jeffrey Kipnis, edited by Alexander Maymind
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eng
Summary
Jeffrey Kipnis's writing, thinking, and teaching casts architecture as both an intellectual discourse and a lived, affective experience. His essays on contemporary architects are less about making critical judgments than about explication, exegesis, and provocation. In these eleven essays, written between 1990 and 2008, he considers projects, concepts, and buildings by some of the most recognized architects working today, with special attention to the productions of affect. He explores "intuition" in the work of Morphosis, "exhilaration" in Coop Himmelb(l)au, "freedom" in the work of Rem Koolhaas and OMA, "magic" in Steven Holl's buildings, and "anxiety" in Rafael Moneo's writing about contemporary architecture. Kipnis's deft integration of art, critical theory, philosophy, pop culture, classical music, and science -- what the volume's editor Alexander Maymind calls "ancillary material"--Into a rigorous architectural theory and criticism makes A Question of Qualities an exemplar of a new way to write about architecture. It is also a distinct pleasure to read. Kipnis transcends the fractious intellectual climate in architecture, stepping outside the boundaries mandated by the vast specialized criteria that the discipline now claims to address. The essays in this volume demonstrate a style of writing that is not so much about architecture as it is an affect of architecture itself
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Kipnis, Jeffrey
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illustrations
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index present
LC call number
NA680
LC item number
.K518 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Maymind, Alexander
  • Kipnis, Jeffrey
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Writing architecture series
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  • Architecture, Modern
  • Architecture, Modern
  • Architecture, Modern
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A question of qualities : essays in architecture, Jeffrey Kipnis, edited by Alexander Maymind
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-346) and index
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rdacarrier
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Contents
A question of qualities -- Exile on Ringstrasse ; excitations on Main Street -- ... and then, something magical -- The cunning of cosmetics (a personal refelction on the architecture of Herzog & De Meuron) -- Recent Koolhaas -- Moneo's anxiety -- Throwing stones -- the incidental effects of a glass house -- A time for freedom -- Nolo contendere -- /Twisting the separatrix/ -- Toward a new architecture
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780262519557
Lccn
2012046609
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)819741768
  • (OCoLC)ocn819741768
Label
A question of qualities : essays in architecture, Jeffrey Kipnis, edited by Alexander Maymind
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A question of qualities -- Exile on Ringstrasse ; excitations on Main Street -- ... and then, something magical -- The cunning of cosmetics (a personal refelction on the architecture of Herzog & De Meuron) -- Recent Koolhaas -- Moneo's anxiety -- Throwing stones -- the incidental effects of a glass house -- A time for freedom -- Nolo contendere -- /Twisting the separatrix/ -- Toward a new architecture
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780262519557
Lccn
2012046609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)819741768
  • (OCoLC)ocn819741768

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