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Four Conversations on the Architecture of Discourse

Four Conversations on the Architecture of Discourse


Publisher: AA Publications Author: Aaron Levy, William Menking
ISBN: 9781907896194 Format: Paperback, 192pp , 178x110 mm

Four Conversations on the Discourse of Architecture, is the second installment of Architecture on Display, “a two-part series exploring the vexed relationship between architecture and its publics, uniting around a simple premise: that architecture problematises its own display,” (Aaron Levy, Introduction for Architecture on Display) published by the Architectural Association.

This new book transcribes four dinner conversations between 50 practitioners in four cities: Venice, New York, London and Chicago. These conversations explore the position of curated exhibitions, informed and inspired by the Venice Biennale. It began in 2008, writes Aaron Levy, during a time of economic, political, and touristic tensions. The interviews explore themes of architecture and how they relate to exhibition, spanning four cities and four conversations.

Conversation participants include Shumon Basar, Martin Beck, Aaron Betsky, Shumi Bose, Beatriz Colomina, Peter Cook, Mark Cousins, Sarah Entwistle, Tony Fretton, Sarah Herda, Olympia Kazi, Andrew Lepick, John Palmesino, Charles Renfro, Mark Wigley and many more.


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