URBAN STUDIES AND THEORY

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Performa

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Paperback, 9.5 x 14 in. / 160 pgs / 122 color / 9 duotone / 36 bw.

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Bodybuilding

Architecture and Performance

Edited with introduction by Charles Aubin, Carlos Mínguez Carrasco. Foreword by RoseLee Goldberg. Text by Victoria Bugge Øye, Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco, Mabel O. Wilson, Bryony Roberts. Interviews with Elizabeth Diller, Andrés Jaque.

Bodybuilding

The first book to survey the use of performance by architects, Bodybuilding proposes a new counter-canon of building innovation

Looking past the unbuilt utopian projects of the modernists or the postwar avant-garde, the authors of Bodybuilding delve into actually produced works of architecture fortified by performance: Arata Isozaki’s dancing robot-buildings at Osaka Expo ’70, Charles Moore’s live-TV design sessions or Toyo Ito’s staged dioramas for department stores. Since the financial crisis of 2008, which sent construction rates plummeting, young architects have embraced performance more explicitly—and Bodybuilding grounds these new practices within a century of efforts to construct or critique architecture via performers’ movements and actions. Bodybuilding features more than 30 case studies, plus rare archival documentation of actions by Ugo La Pietra, Lawrence and Anna Halprin, Lina Bo Bardi and others. The book also includes essays on Ricardo Bofill’s theatrical stagings in unsold apartments; Coop Himmelblau’s development of bio-activated interactive objects; and Mabel O. Wilson and Bryony Roberts’ production of parades to undermine architecture’s racist legacies.


Featured image is "Driftwood City" by Anna and Lawrence Halprin, a workshop from their Experiments in Environment series, Sea Ranch, CA, 1966.

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Juliet Jaques

One of the most intriguing exhibitions to have moved into virtual space during the COVID-19 pandemic

Metropolis

Editors

Each of the thirty-five works in Bodybuilding embraces architecture as a backdrop, a blank canvas to color with activation and human inhibition.

Bodybuilding

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SQM

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ISBN: 9783037784747
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THE AIR FROM OTHER PLANETS

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ISBN: 9783037783931
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Place and Displacement Exhibiting Architecture

PLACE AND DISPLACEMENT EXHIBITING ARCHITECTURE

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ISBN: 9783037784167
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Findings on Elasticity

FINDINGS ON ELASTICITY

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ISBN: 9783037781487
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Ideas and Integrities

IDEAS AND INTEGRITIES

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ISBN: 9783037781982
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