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BLDGBLOG: Urban Speculation in Los Angeles and Beyond
"In many ways, then, the book is astonishingly extroverted. It's a book by an architecture office about the city it works in, not a book documenting that firm's work; and, as such, it serves as an impressive attempt to understand and analyze the city through themed conversations with other people, in a continuous stream of partially overlapping dialogues, instead of through ex tempore essayistic reflections by the architects or dry academic essays."

Comment from Robert Farrell: "Perhaps the answer to the traditional architectural monograph lies in the above discussed book. How boring it is to see glossy image after glossy image of an architects portfolio put on bookshelf. It seems at a time when most architects are not building much, that investigation should take the lead."
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may 2011 by robertogreco
Amazon.com: No More Play: Conversations on Open Space and Urban Speculation in Los Angeles and Beyond (9783775728461): Michael Maltzan, Jessica Varner: Books
"In No More Play: Conversations on Urban Speculation in Los Angeles and Beyond, American architect Michael Maltzan traces the transformations that have taken place in the city of Los Angeles since the early 1990s. Through a series of conversations with the city's leading artists and intellectuals, Maltzan explores such issues as real-estate speculation and future urban development, infrastructure, resources, site density, urban experience, political structure, commerce and community, attempting to transform our understanding of how each affects present-day Los Angeles. Intended to facilitate further dialogue on how to define the "City of Angels" at a moment when its identity is in significant flux, No More Play includes contributions by Iwan Baan, Catherine Opie, Sarah Whiting, Charles Waldheim, Matthew Coolidge, Geoff Manaugh, Mirko Zardini, Edward Soja, James Flanigan, Charles Jencks and Qingyun Ma."
nomoreplay  geoffmanaugh  edwardsoja  charlesjencks  qingyunma  iwanbaan  catherineopie  sarahwhiting  charleswaldheim  matthewcoolidge  mirkozardini  losangeles  cities  urban  urbanism  2011  books  toread  jamesflanigan  art  design  architecture  identity  flux  change  adaptability  jessicavarner 
may 2011 by robertogreco
UCSD by Design
"Beginning in fall of 2010 & continuing throughout UCSD's 50th anniversary year, the history & future development of UCSD's built environment will be explored & celebrated in UCSD by Design: Art, Architecture, & Urbanism in the Campus Context.

The UCSD Campus Guide by Dirk Sutro is latest addition to series of campus guides from Princeton Architectural Press…organized around 10 map-guided tours, & presents history of growth of campus & of its architectural landmarks…reveals stories behind architecture, landscapes, & sculptural works of UCSD’s contemporary built environment.

The centerpiece of UCSD by Design is a public lecture & moderated discussion series consisting of 5 events…At the moderated discussions, each keynote speaker will be joined, appropriate to the topic, by invited architects, architectural historians, landscape architects, art historians, Stuart Collection artists, urban planners, campus planners, and academics in related disciplines."

[See also: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2010/sep/22/mecca-modern-ucsd-art-and-architecture/ ]
sandiego  ucsd  mcasd  todo  togo  architecture  design  2010  lectures  campus  history  future  dirksutro  kurtforster  johnwalsh  robertstorr  jean-phillipevassal  gilleclément  charlesjencks  art  landscape 
september 2010 by robertogreco
iconminds video talks
"Now you can view all the videos from the first icon minds. Watch Farshid Moussavi, Charles Jencks and Marjan Colletti discuss the return of ornament; Dunne & Raby and Bruce Sterling talk about design fiction; Joseph Grima and Julien de Smedt on the pressures of running a young and successful architecture practice; and Ronan Bouroullec in conversation with icon's editor Justin McGuirk. All the talks are available in short or long versions."
via:javierarbona  design  architecture  video  critical  charlesjencks  dunne&raby  brucesterling  josephgrima  fionaraby  anthonydunne 
november 2009 by robertogreco

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