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Kissing architecture [electronic resource] / Sylvia Lavin.

Author/Creator:
Lavin, Sylvia.
Publication:
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (134 p.)
Edition:
Course Book
Series:
POINT: Essays on Architecture
Point: essays on architecture
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Subjects:
Art and architecture -- History -- 21st century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Kissing Architecture explores the mutual attraction between architecture and other forms of contemporary art. In this fresh, insightful, and beautifully illustrated book, renowned architectural critic and scholar Sylvia Lavin develops the concept of "kissing" to describe the growing intimacy between architecture and new types of art--particularly multimedia installations that take place in and on the surfaces of buildings--and to capture the sensual charge that is being designed and built into architectural surfaces and interior spaces today. Initiating readers into the guilty pleasures of architecture that abandons the narrow focus on function, Lavin looks at recent work by Pipilotti Rist, Doug Aitken, the firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and others who choose instead to embrace the viewer in powerful affects and visual and sensory atmospheres. Kissing Architecture is the first book in a cutting-edge new series of short, focused arguments written by leading critics, historians, theorists, and practitioners from the world of urban development and contemporary architecture and design. These books are intended to spark vigorous debate. They stake out the positions that will help shape the architecture and urbanism of tomorrow. Addressing one of the most spectacular and significant developments in the current cultural scene, Kissing Architecture is an entertainingly irreverent and disarmingly incisive book that offers an entirely new way of seeing--and experiencing--architecture in the age after representation.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
The First Kiss
Confounding Mediums
Superarchitecture
Current Kisses
Notes
Credits
Backmatter
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [115]-120).
ISBN:
1-283-05178-8
9786613051783
1-4008-3838-X
OCLC:
731952868
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781400838387 doi