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Chicago Architecture Biennial

Check out my article at World-Architects, "Making New History in Chicago," on the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, curated by Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee under the theme Make New History.

2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial

Wright at Columbia

This year, the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth, has yielded plenty of publications, exhibitions, and other events about the world's most famous modern architect. A few of them -- a book, an exhibition and a related symposium -- are centered at Columbia University, whose Avery Library co-owns the Wright archive with MoMA, which is exhibiting (until October 1) the must-see Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive.


BOOK

Wright's Writings: Reflections on Culture and Politics 1894-1959 by Kenneth Frampton
Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2017
Paperback, 144 pages


Storefront Books

Earlier today I went to Cooper Union for the Storefront for Art and Architecture's five-hour-long event, Architecture Books / Yet to be Written / 1982-2017-2052. Participants were asked to "present an architecture book published in the last thirty five years that they consider to be fundamental to the understanding of contemporary architecture culture, as well as a 'book yet to be written'." Below is a selection of some of those choices, in order of the short presentations.


[Storefront's Eva Franch i Gilabert kicking off the event and launching the forthcoming New York Architecture Book Fair.]

Anthony Vidler
Past: Against Architecture: The Writings of Georges Bataille by Denis Hollier (1990)
Future: Mannerism Is (Not) a Joke: Architectural Wit in the Age of Anxiety

Sanford Kwinter
Past: Realms of the Human Unconscious: Observations from LSD Research by Stanislav Grof (1979)
Future: Something along the lines of Bruce Wexler’s Brain and Culture: Neurobiology, Ideology, and Social Change (2008) but oriented toward design and space

Beatriz Colomina
Past: 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep by Jonathan Crary (2013)
Future: The City of Social Media

Henry Cobb
Past: Atlas of Novel Tectonics by Reiser + Umemoto (2006)
Future: Combined Works: Architecture in Conversation

Eyal Weizman

Book Review: Fables for the Drone Age

Fables for the Drone Age by Richard Goodwin
N Editions, 2017
Paperback, 50 pages



Even though I cover architecture for a living, every now and then I come across architects who have been practicing for a while but for some reason I'm unaware. One such architect/artist whom I should have known about much sooner is Richard Goodwin; according to his website he has been practicing for 42 years. Quick glances at the Australian's work, both on his website and in this new book coinciding with an exhibition at London's Betts Project earlier this year, brings to mind the work of Lebbeus Woods, Kaplan and Krueger, Wes Jones, and other architects whose practices veered into art and confronted technology head-on.


Running Behind

Last week I was in Chicago for a preview of the Chicago Architecture Biennial and for part of this week I'm attending a conference. So posts will resume later this week or early next week once things have gotten back to normal.