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Crisis of the Object: The Architecture of Theatricality by Gevork Hartoonian

By Gevork Hartoonian

Looking again over the 20th century, Hartoonian discusses the paintings of 3 significant architects: Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry and Bernard Tschumi, in connection with their theoretical positions and historicizes present architecture within the context of the continued secularization of the myths surrounding the traditions of 19th century structure often, and, specifically, Gottfried Semper's discourse at the tectonic.


Providing a helpful contribution to the present debates surrounding architectural background and theory, this passionately written book makes worthy examining for any architect.

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