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Flash in the Pan (Architecture Words 13)

Flash in the Pan (Architecture Words 13)


Publisher: Architectural Association Publications 2015 Author: Sylvia Lavin ISBN: 9781907896323 Format: Softcover, 160pp, 180x110mm

In this collection of mediations on what Baudelaire championed (and Michael Fried chastised) as presentness, Sylvia Lavin investigates the convergence of notions such as liveness, the provisional and the obsolete in revealing qualities of the contemporary.

Sylvia Lavin biography

Sylvia Lavin is the Director of the Department of Architecture at UCLA, where she also teaches Architectural History and Theory and where, from 2006 to 2008, she was Director of the Department of Architecture and Urban Design.
She is a regular guest lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Visiting Professor in Architectural Theory at the Princeton School of Architecture.

A leading figure in contemporary debate, Sylvia Lavin is also known for her research work and critical contributions to contemporary architecture and design and her work as the curator of exhibitions dedicated to design culture from the late 1960s.

Her published works include: Quatremere de Quincy and the Invention of a Modern Language of Architecture (1992); Form Follows Libido: Architecture and Richard Neutra in a Psychoanalytic Culture (2005); Crib Sheets: Notes on the Contemporary Architectural Conversation (2005) a compilation of polemical writings which she edited; and Architecture Kissing (2011).

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