Kissing Architecture (POINT: Essays on Architecture)

Kissing Architecture (POINT: Essays on Architecture)

Sylvia Lavin

Kissing Architecture explores the mutual appeal among structure and other kinds of latest artwork. during this clean, insightful, and fantastically illustrated e-book, well known architectural critic and pupil Sylvia Lavin develops the concept that of "kissing" to explain the starting to be intimacy among structure and new sorts of art--particularly multimedia installations that occur in and at the surfaces of buildings--and to seize the sensual cost that's being designed and outfitted into architectural surfaces and inside areas this day. beginning readers into the accountable pleasures of structure that abandons the slim specialise in functionality, Lavin appears at fresh paintings via Pipilotti Rist, Doug Aitken, the enterprise Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and others who opt for as an alternative to embody the viewer in strong impacts and visible and sensory atmospheres.

Kissing Architecture is the 1st ebook in a state-of-the-art new sequence of brief, centred arguments written by way of prime critics, historians, theorists, and practitioners from the area of city improvement and modern structure and layout. those books are meant to spark lively debate. They stake out the positions that would aid form the structure and urbanism of the following day. Addressing essentially the most extraordinary and critical advancements within the present cultural scene, Kissing Architecture is an entertainingly irreverent and disarmingly incisive ebook that gives a wholly new manner of seeing--and experiencing--architecture within the age after representation.

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