Various authors; transcript of conference at the University of Virginia, November 12–13, 1982 Transcript of Conference at the University of Virginia, November 12 and 13, 1982
Rizzoli International Publications, New York, 1985, English
Nonfiction, Architecture
ISBN: 9780847805389

This book is a transcript of a two-day conference of practicing architects at University of Virginia in 1982. Each architect presented a project, which was then critiqued by the group. The participants included Tadao Ando, Carlo Aymonino, Henry Cobb, Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, Michael Graves, Charles Gwathmey, Hans Hollein, Arata Isozaki, Toyo Ito, Philip Johnson, Rem Koolhaas, Léon Krier, Richard Meier, Rafael Moneo, Cesar Pelli, Jaquelin Robertson, Kevin Roche, Paul Rudolph, Robert Siegel, Robert A.M. Stern, Stanley Tigerman, and O. M. Ungers.

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Galia Solomonoff

A must read for anyone considering a life in architecture or wondering what they mean by “the boys’ club.” In about 200 pages one gets a lightly edited version of a juicy closed-doors two-day crit with Philip Johnson, Léon Krier, Robert Stern, Toyo Ito, Rafael Moneo, Paul Rudolph, Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas, Richard Meier, and Peter Eisenman among others. In this 27-men-only caucus, they take turns freely discussing their work, using words such as “postmodernism,” “pastiche,” “schizophrenic,” and bitch.” It is a fun reminder of how much things have changed and how much good there still is to do.

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