Architects’ Journeys

Architects’ Journeys

“The world now has 24 solar hours at its disposal. Marco Polo took his time. Nowadays we say: Here are your papers, Sir, your contract, and your airline ticket. Leaving at six to-night, you will be in the antipodes tomorrow. You will discuss, you will sign and, if you wish, you can start back the same evening and be home the next day” (Le Corbusier, 1960). The revolution in modes of travel during the twentieth century has transformed not only the way we move through the world, but how we perceive it. Architects’ Journeys brings together contemporary architects, historians and theorists to consider the role that travel has played in the evolution of architectural practice during the last century. Looking beyond the model of enlightened tourism founded by the legacy of the Grand Tour, the book’s contributors investigate travel as a form of displacement prefiguring the emergence of the figure of the global architect in the late twentieth century.

Including texts by: Rubén A. Alcolea, Beatriz Colomina, Kenneth Frampton, Héctor García-Diego, Karin Jaschke, Carlos Labarta, José Ángel Medina, Juan Miguel Otxotorena, Spyros Papapetros, José Manuel Pozo, Jorge Tárrago and Mark Wigley.

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Título: Architects’ Journeys. Building. Traveling. Thinking / Los viajes de los arquitectos. Construir. Viajar. Pensar
Edita: GSAPP, New York / T6 Edciones, Pamplona
Diseño: Project Projects
Autor: varios
ISBN: 1883584663 / 978-1883584665
Páginas: 256
Tamaño: 5,5 x 8 inches