Kissing Architecture

Kissing Architecture Kissing Architecture explores the mutual attraction between architecture and other forms of contemporary art In this fresh insightful and beautifully illustrated book renowned architectural critic

  • Title: Kissing Architecture
  • Author: Sylvia Lavin
  • ISBN: 9780691149233
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Paperback
  • Kissing Architecture explores the mutual attraction between architecture and other forms of contemporary art In this fresh, insightful, and beautifully illustrated book, renowned architectural critic and scholar Sylvia Lavin develops the concept of kissing to describe the growing intimacy between architecture and new types of art particularly multimedia installations tKissing Architecture explores the mutual attraction between architecture and other forms of contemporary art In this fresh, insightful, and beautifully illustrated book, renowned architectural critic and scholar Sylvia Lavin develops the concept of kissing to describe the growing intimacy between architecture and new types of art particularly multimedia installations that take place in and on the surfaces of buildings and to capture the sensual charge that is being designed and built into architectural surfaces and interior spaces today Initiating readers into the guilty pleasures of architecture that abandons the narrow focus on function, Lavin looks at recent work by Pipilotti Rist, Doug Aitken, the firm Diller Scofidio Renfro, and others who choose instead to embrace the viewer in powerful affects and visual and sensory atmospheres.Kissing Architecture is the first book in a cutting edge new series of short, focused arguments written by leading critics, historians, theorists, and practitioners from the world of urban development and contemporary architecture and design These books are intended to spark vigorous debate They stake out the positions that will help shape the architecture and urbanism of tomorrow Addressing one of the most spectacular and significant developments in the current cultural scene, Kissing Architecture is an entertainingly irreverent and disarmingly incisive book that offers an entirely new way of seeing and experiencing architecture in the age after representation.

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    1. While the book takes on a very rich, and original yet highly intriguing subject, it just really fell flat at times. I liked it, and was worth the read. I just found myself wanting more succulent detail. This book serves well as a survey of how architecture and art are related in terms of theory and physical execution.But it really is just an overview, and does not take the deep theoretical plunge I was really hoping for.

    2. Free facade was free from conventional rules of architectural composition governing facade design. With walls no longer the primary means of support, and corners no longer requiring reinforcement, windows could stretch out and deviate from structural grids just as the outer skin—now mere insulation—could hang, free, like a curtain. Le Cobusier

    3. We wrote a review of this for Resonant City which is available here:resonantcity/?p=352Sylvia Lavin’s newest book, Kissing Architecture, offers an interesting proposition for artists and architects revolving around the act of kissing. Lavin outlines a theory of interface between architecture and other mediums; she explains how kisses between mediums create new affective conditions on the surfaces of objects and new ways of seeing or feeling the built environment. Kissing indicates a soft and t [...]

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