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Contemporary Public Space: Un-volumetric Architecture
Edited by Aldo Aymonino and Valerio Paolo Mosco, Contribution by Denise Scott Brown, Wes Jones and James Wines
About This Book
Critic James Wines notes, "The topic of this book, 'un-volumetric architecture' is the search for creative alternatives to the overly volumetric 'shape making' obsessions of international architecture today . . ." Here are over 50 important experimental contemporary designs for public spaces sited throughout the world-earthworks and surface design, canopies and shelters, and other forms of "micro-architecture." As a theory un-volumetric architecture attracted designers including the Acconci studio, Shigeru Ban, Eduard Bru, Manuel de Sola Morales, Isamo Nougichi, Toyo Ito, Wes Jones, Kengo Kuma, Torres & La Pena, Mary Miss, N! Studio, NL architects, Oma, Site, Italo Rota, Sauerbruch & Hutton, and Venturi Scott Brown.
About the Author
Aldo Aymonino is Professor of Architectural Composition at the University of Venice and Visiting Professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.