Author: Francesco Careri
Walkscapes deals with strolling as an architecture of landscape. Walking as an autonomous form of art, a primary act in the symbolic transformation of the territory, an aesthetic instrument of knowledge and a physical transformation of the 'negotiated' space, which is converted into an urban intervention. From primitive nomadism to Dada and Surrealism, from the Lettrist to the Situationist International, and from Minimalism to Land Art, this book narrates the perception of landscape through a history of the traversed city.
Modernity, Frontiers and Revolutions
Author: Maria do Rosário Monteiro, Mário S. Ming Kong, Maria João Pereira Neto
Publisher: CRC Press
The texts presented in Proportion Harmonies and Identities (PHI) - MODERNITY, FRONTIERS AND REVOLUTIONS were compiled with the intent to establish a multidisciplinary platform for the presentation, interaction and dissemination of research. It also aims to foster awareness of and discussion on the topics of Harmony and Proportion with a focus on different visions relevant to Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Design, Engineering, Social and Natural Sciences, and their importance and benefits for the sense of both individual and community identity. The idea of modernity has been a significant driver of development since the Western Early Modern Age. Its theoretical and practical foundations have become the working tools of scientists, philosophers, and artists, who seek strategies and policies to accelerate the development process in different contexts.
Publisher: Accademia University Press
Di fronte alla generale dissoluzione dell’utopismo in un ossessivo presente, alla perdita di memoria in un progressivo distacco dalla riflessione storica, il volume si interroga sul ruolo dell’utopia nella cultura del progetto tra età moderna e contemporanea, alla ricerca di un nuovo orizzonte di speranza. Contributi di: Federico Deambrosis Alessandro De Magistris Marco Di Nallo Manfredo Di Robilant Catherine Maumi Manuel Orazi Luciano Patetta Agostino Petrillo Edoardo Piccoli Antonio Pizza Aurora Scotti Luca Skansi Matteo Vegetti Leonardo Zuccaro Marchi
Author: Claudio Pozzoli
"L'isola del giorno dopo"
Author: David Palterer, Norberto Medardi
Publisher: Edizioni Polistampa
Il volume indaga il significato dellutopia nel linguaggio dellarchitettura. I protagonisti del movimento Radical degli anni Sessanta Andrea Branzi,Gilberto Corretti, Peter Cook, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Adolfo Natalini, Ortner & Ortner sono stati invitati dai curatori a pensare ad una nuova isola nel mare di Tel Aviv, possibili progetti per una metamorfosi di quella cittÃ e al contempo una straordinaria occasione per meditare sulla metamorfosi del loro linguaggio e dellidea di utopia nellarchitettura. I progetti sono stati presentati alla 9th International Architecture Exhibition - Biennale di Venezia 2004 (12 settembre - 7 novembre 2004), nellIsraeli Pavilion, intitolato Metamorphosisrael - Back to the sea. Oltre alle immagini e ai testi dei cinque progetti, il volume Ã¨ corredato da saggi di approfondimento di Fulvio Irace, Lara-Vinca Masini e Gianni Pettena. Testi in italiano e in inglese / Italian and English text.
Understanding Yona Friedman's working process and thinking involves a fascinating journey within underrated yet fundamentally relevant architectural discourses and political movements. This ranges from the ephemeral and emergency architecture in emerging countries to the adventures of the CIAM and the GEAM, the rise and fall of the Megastructure, and to the utopian discourse. Friedman is also a great producer of concepts. The pedagogical aspect of his work complies well with the context of art and architectural schools. This new book emphasizes the architect's aspiration to develop a discourse deeply correlated to contemporary architectural and urban concerns we are facing. It ties his work to the critical dialogue inherent to architectural education. It underlines his visionary approach to problems of urban development and aims to generate the foundation for a new philosophy of architecture and urban design innovations. The book is structured in three sections: Part I comprises the largest anthology of Friedman's projects to date, based on an exhibition staged atArchizoom gallery in Lausanne (Switzerland) in 2012. It consists of brief texts and annotations and an abundance of images, sketches, drawings, watercolors etc. by Freidman himself, and presents also a vast range of documents related to his work. Part II, The Erratic Universe of Yona Friedman, is a study by the historian Manuel Orazi. The author analyzes Friedman's work, following his progress through disciplinary and geographic areas apparently remote from one another, in which Friedman has moved erratically and incessantly. Rather a study of comparative architectural literature than an essay on Friedman as a figure of architectural history, it expands on historical, social, and political contexts, thus facilitating a more comprehensive perception of Friedman's work. Part III is an appendix, documenting Friedman's intellectual relationships important both to the development of his work the reception of his ideas by a younger generation of architects and a wealth of other resources. A conversation between Freidman and Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi and a comprehensive bibliography conclude the book.
Today in architecture and city planning, Friedman (who has lived and practiced architecture in France for many years) observes that there are no strict rules that allow an accurate prediction of the results of a particular decision. Instead of the intuitive rules or "tricks of the trade" used by both professions, Friedman proposes a complete list of objective rules and risks involved as choices are made among several million possible plans for living space.
Giovani e utopia
Author: Francesco M. Battisti
Publisher: Franco Angeli