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The Resource Architecture of the absurd : how "genius" disfigured a practical art, John Silber

Architecture of the absurd : how "genius" disfigured a practical art, John Silber

Label
Architecture of the absurd : how "genius" disfigured a practical art
Title
Architecture of the absurd
Title remainder
how "genius" disfigured a practical art
Statement of responsibility
John Silber
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Have you ever wondered why the Guggenheim is always covered in scaffolding? Why the slashes on the exterior of Libeskind's Jewish Museum, supposed to represent Jewish life in prewar Berlin, reappear, for no reason, on his Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto? Or why Gehry's design for an MIT lab for sensitive research has glass walls? Not to mention why, for $44.2 per square foot, it doesn't keep out the rain? You're not alone." "In Architecture of the Absurd, John Silber dares to peek behind the curtain of "genius" architects and expose their willful disdain for their clients, their budgets, and the people who live or work inside their creations."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-2012
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silber, John
Dewey number
724/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2542.4
LC item number
.S53 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Absurd (Philosophy) in art
  • Architects and patrons
  • Architecture and society
Label
Architecture of the absurd : how "genius" disfigured a practical art, John Silber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn156902313
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
97 pages
Isbn
9781593720278
Lccn
2007029651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)156902313
Label
Architecture of the absurd : how "genius" disfigured a practical art, John Silber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn156902313
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
97 pages
Isbn
9781593720278
Lccn
2007029651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)156902313

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