- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; 1 edition (March 1, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1568981554
- ISBN-13: 978-1568981550
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.5 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #212,841 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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With Points + Lines: Diagrams and Projects for the City, influential architect and theorist Stan Allen proposes a series of new architectural strategies for the contemporary city. Organized in the form of a user's manual, it juxtaposes texts outlining Allen's theoretical principles with his projects, in which those principles are demonstrated in practice. Finding inspiration in the artistic minimalism and postminimalism of the 1970s, Allen uses the city's vitality and infrastructure to support projects that reflect and augment the urban experience. Included in this volume are three essays by Allen along with six projects, including his designs for the Cardiff Bay Opera House in Wales, the Museo del Prado in Madrid, the Souks of Beirut, the Logistical Activities Zone of Barcelona, the Korean-American Museum of Art in Los Angeles, and the National Diet Library in Kansai Kan, Japan. Allen's work is introduced by K. Michael Hays; R.E. Somol provides an afterword. In addition, the book contains a complete, illustrated chronology of Allen's projects.
About the Author
Stan Allen worked for Richard Meier and Rafael Moneo before opening his own practice. He teaches at Columbia University and is projects editor of the journal Assemblage. His work has been published in Assemblage, A+U, Interiors, and Architectural
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