Figments of the Architectural Imagination

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Explications of the development of contemporary architecture in Los Angeles from the 1970s to the present, featuring treatments of the formative years of Pritzker Prize-winners Frank Gehry and Thom Mayne and other members of the so-called “L.A. School” including Eric Owen Moss, Craig Hodgetts, Michael Rotondi, Robert Mangurian, and Coy Howard…

ISBN: 978-1-954081-97-0
Binding: Softbound
Pages: 284pp
Publication Date: Septemeber 2022
Size: 6” x 9” Portrait
Rights World: Available
 
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“Explications of the development of contemporary architecture in Los Angeles from the 1970s to the present, featuring treatments of the formative years of Pritzker Prize-winners Frank Gehry and Thom Mayne and other members of the so-called “L.A. School” including Eric Owen Moss, Craig Hodgetts, Michael Rotondi, Robert Mangurian, and Coy Howard.”

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Soft Bound

Pages

284pp

Publication date

September 2022

Size

6” x 9” Portrait

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Gathering twenty essays written over twenty years, Figments of the Architectural Imagination explores the frontiers of speculative architectural design, theory, and pedagogy to offer clear-eyed and incisive treatments of some of the most important projects, practices, and polemics at work making contemporary architecture contemporary.

These sharp and insightful texts, whether addressing the impact of digital technology, the design of an effective hotel, the emergence of the Los Angeles vanguard, or the proper execution of a thesis project, combine frontline reportage, archival scholarship, trenchant prose, and impressive critical acumen to cut through the cacophony of recent architectural discourse with uncommon clarity, intelligence, rigor, and wit.

Taken together, these essays provide essential orientation for practitioners, academics, students, and afficionados hoping to understand how contemporary architecture came to be where it is and to speculate on where it might go next.

Authors

Todd Gannon is professor of architecture at the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University. His books include Swimming to Suburbia, Reyner Banham and the Paradoxes of High Tech, The Light Construction Reader, Et in Suburbia Ego: José Oubrerie’s Miller House, and A Confederacy of Heretics (with Ewan Branda).

Other contributors
Joe Day (Forays, ORO Editions)
N. Katherine Hayles
Graham Harman
Tom Wiscombe
David Ruy
Andrew Zago

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ISBN: 978-1-954081-97-0
Binding: Softbound
Pages: 284pp
Publication Date: Septemeber 2022
Size: 6” x 9” Portrait
Rights World: Available


Figments of the Architectural Imagination

“Explications of the development of contemporary architecture in Los Angeles from the 1970s to the present, featuring treatments of the formative years of Pritzker Prize-winners Frank Gehry and Thom Mayne and other members of the so-called “L.A. School” including Eric Owen Moss, Craig Hodgetts, Michael Rotondi, Robert Mangurian, and Coy Howard.”

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CONTACT US
USA - San Francisco Bay Area
Tel: +1(415) 883-3300
Asia - Singapore & China
Tel: +(65) 9068-1860
Tel: +(86) 755-84556863

CONTACT US
USA - San Francisco Bay Area
Tel: +1(415) 883-3300
USA - New York
Tel: +1(646) 322-2466
Asia - Singapore & China
Tel: +(65) 9068-1860
Tel: +(86) 755-84556863

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