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Architecture and Beauty. Conversations with Architects about a Troubled Relationship

  • ID: 1294409
  • Book
  • April 2010
  • 264 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
What makes the world s top architects tick? Through discussions with 16 leading architects, including Frank O Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Greg Lynn and Wolf D Prix, unrivalled access is provided to the formative experiences, creative processes and motivations of some of the most influential design figures today. Through personal interviews with Yael Reisner, written up by Fleur Watson, the authors capture the voices, thoughts and personalities of their subjects. So rare and intimate are the insights that it is often akin to being a party to the very conversations themselves. The articles bring us up close to these creative minds with such widely differing positions and opinions, each expressing a very different point of view on aesthetics: whether they think beauty is integral or non–essential to architecture. Fascinating in what it tells us about individual architects and their work, most significantly
Architecture and Beauty raises poignant issues regarding the place of beauty, aesthetics and self–expression within the psychology and the design process of the architectural avant–garde.
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Genesis of a Troubled Relationship.

Frank O Gehry.

Zvi Hecker.

Peter Cook.

Juhani Pallasmaa.

Lebbeus Woods.

Gaetano Pesce.

Wolf D Prix.

Thom Mayne.

Eric Owen Moss.

Will Aslop.

Zaha Hadid.

Odile Decq.

Mark Goulthorpe.

Greg Lynn.


Hernan Diaz Alonso.

Suggested Reading.


Picture Credits.

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Yael Reisner
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