By Gevork Hartoonian

targeting six major modern architects: Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, Bernard Tschumi, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas and Steven Holl, this ebook places ahead a special and insightful research of "neo-avant-garde" structure. It discusses the spectacle and extra which permeates modern structure in connection with the current aesthetic tendency for photograph making, yet does so through utilizing the tectonic of theatricality mentioned by means of the 19th-century German architect Gottfried Semper. In doing so, it breaks new floor by way of starting up a discussion among the learn of the previous and the layout of the current. The paintings of every mentioned architect is visible as addressing a historiographical challenge. To this finish, and this can be the second one very important point of this e-book, the selected constructions are mentioned by way of the thematic of the tradition of creating (the tectonic of column and wall for instance) particularly the formal, and this via a dialogue that's proficient by means of the newest to be had theories. Having set the cultured implication of the techniques of the digitalization of structure, the book's end highlights "strategies" through which structure may perhaps put off the complete outcomes of digitalization, and therefore the changing into of structure as decoration by itself right.

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