Richard Goodwin: Performance to Porosity
Publisher: Craftsman House ISBN: 9780975768426 Author: Paul McGillick, Michael Tawa, Andrew Benjamin et. al. Format: Hardcover, 232pp, 260x297mm
Richard Goodwin evolved from architect to sculptor before developing a unique role as a sculptural installation artist, challenging buildings and public spaces. This monograph on Goodwin's work follows the pathways of his artist development and philosophy.
His core agenda has been the creation of what he calls porosity, or barrier-free connection between the public and private domains, resisting the powerful contemporary trend to sanitise, compartmentalise and alienate public space.
"The desired effect of this research is to expand the uses of public space within the city and alter the design of buildings and their linking structures. Porosity challenges the notion of pedestal architecture and engages the existing flux or edge breakdown of buildings."