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Elastic architecture : Frederick Kiesler and design research in the first age of robotic culture, Stephen J. Phillips

Label
Elastic architecture : Frederick Kiesler and design research in the first age of robotic culture
Title
Elastic architecture
Title remainder
Frederick Kiesler and design research in the first age of robotic culture
Statement of responsibility
Stephen J. Phillips
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1960, the renowned architect Philip Johnson championed Frederick Kiesler, calling him "the greatest non-building architect of our time." Kiesler's ideas were difficult to construct, but as Johnson believed, "enormous" and "profound." Kiesler (1890-1965) went against the grain of the accepted modern style, rejecting rectilinear glass and steel in favor of more organic forms and flexible structures that could respond to the ever-changing needs of the body in motion. In Elastic Architecture, Stephen Phillips offers the first in-depth exploration of Kiesler's innovative and multidisciplinary research and design practice. Phillips argues that Kiesler established a new career trajectory for architects not as master builders, but as research practitioners whose innovative means and methods could advance alternative and speculative architecture. Indeed, Kiesler's own career was the ultimate uncompromising model of a research-based practice. Exploring Kiesler's formative relationships with the European avant-garde, Phillips shows how Kiesler found inspiration in the plastic arts, experimental theater, early animation, and automatons to develop and refine his spatial concept of the Endless. Moving from Europe to New York in the 1920s, Kiesler applied these radical Dadaist, constructivist, and surrealist practices to his urban display projects, which included shop windows for Saks Fifth Avenue
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Phillips, Stephen John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6537.K5
LC item number
P49 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kiesler, Frederick
  • Kiesler, Frederick
  • Design
  • Architecture and technology
  • Design
Label
Elastic architecture : Frederick Kiesler and design research in the first age of robotic culture, Stephen J. Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Actorless stages and endless theaters -- Habits and tactics: the automatisms of display -- Laboratory experiments: design-correlation -- Autonomic vision: the surrealist galleries and the museum -- Introjection and projection: endless houses and dream machines -- Elastic architecture: from control to liberation -- Conclusion: architecture and its robota
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 364 pages
Isbn
9780262035736
Lccn
2016028475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Stock number
99971843664
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952226358
  • (OCoLC)ocn952226358
Label
Elastic architecture : Frederick Kiesler and design research in the first age of robotic culture, Stephen J. Phillips
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Actorless stages and endless theaters -- Habits and tactics: the automatisms of display -- Laboratory experiments: design-correlation -- Autonomic vision: the surrealist galleries and the museum -- Introjection and projection: endless houses and dream machines -- Elastic architecture: from control to liberation -- Conclusion: architecture and its robota
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 364 pages
Isbn
9780262035736
Lccn
2016028475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Stock number
99971843664
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952226358
  • (OCoLC)ocn952226358

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