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The Resource Architecture of the absurd : how "genius" disfigured a practical art, John Silber

Architecture of the absurd : how "genius" disfigured a practical art, John Silber

Label
Architecture of the absurd : how "genius" disfigured a practical art
Title
Architecture of the absurd
Title remainder
how "genius" disfigured a practical art
Statement of responsibility
John Silber
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Have you ever wondered why the Guggenheim is always covered in scaffolding? Why the slashes on the exterior of Libeskind's Jewish Museum, supposed to represent Jewish life in prewar Berlin, reappear, for no reason, on his Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto? Or why Gehry's design for an MIT lab for sensitive research has glass walls? Not to mention why, for $44.2 per square foot, it doesn't keep out the rain? You're not alone." "In Architecture of the Absurd, John Silber dares to peek behind the curtain of "genius" architects and expose their willful disdain for their clients, their budgets, and the people who live or work inside their creations." "In his twenty-five years as President of Boston University, Dr. Silber oversaw a building program totaling more than 13 million square feet. Here he constructs an unflinching case, beautifully illustrated, against the worst trends in contemporary architecture. He challenges architects to derive creative satisfaction from meeting the practical needs of clients and the public. He urges the directors of our universities, symphony orchestras, museums, and corporations to stop financing inefficient, overpriced architecture, and calls on clients and the public to tell the emperors of our skylines that their pretensions cannot hide the naked absurdity of their designs."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-2012
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silber, John
Dewey number
724/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2542.4
LC item number
.S53 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Absurd (Philosophy) in art
  • Architects and patrons
  • Architecture and society
Label
Architecture of the absurd : how "genius" disfigured a practical art, John Silber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 92-93) 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
Control code
156902313
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
97 pages
Isbn
9781593720278
Lccn
2007029651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)156902313
Label
Architecture of the absurd : how "genius" disfigured a practical art, John Silber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 92-93) 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
Control code
156902313
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
97 pages
Isbn
9781593720278
Lccn
2007029651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)156902313

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