By Madeline Gins,Shusaku Arakawa

This manifesto is a verbal articulation of the authors' visionary conception of the way the human physique, structure, and creativity outline and maintain one another.

This progressive paintings by way of artist-architects Arakawa and Madeline Gins demonstrates the inter-connectedness of leading edge architectural layout, the poetic strategy, and philosophical inquiry. jointly, they've got created an experimental and generally popular physique of work--museum installations, panorama and park commissions, domestic and place of work designs, avant-garde motion pictures, poetry collections--that demanding situations conventional notions concerning the equipped surroundings. This ebook promotes a planned use of structure and layout in facing the blight of the human ; it recommends that folks search architectural and aesthetic recommendations to the predicament of mortality.

In 1997 the Guggenheim Museum offered an Arakawa/Gins retrospective and released a complete quantity in their paintings titled Reversible future: we've determined to not Die. Architectural Body keeps the philosophical definition of that undertaking and calls for a primary rethinking of the phrases "human" and "being." whilst organisms think complete accountability for inventing themselves, the place they dwell and the way they stay will merge. The artists think thorough re-visioning of structure will redefine lifestyles and its boundaries and render dying passe. The authors clarify that "Another option to learn reversible future . . . Is as an open problem to our species to reinvent itself and to desist from foreclosing on any possibility."

Audacious and freeing, this quantity could be of curiosity to scholars and students of 20th-century poetry, postmodern serious thought, conceptual paintings and structure, modern avant-garde poetics, and to severe readers drawn to architecture's impression on innovative expression.

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