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Architecture of the absurd : how "genius" disfigured a practical art

Author: John Silber
Publisher: New York : Quantuck Lane Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Have you ever wondered why the Guggenheim is always covered in scaffolding? Why the slashes on the exterior of Libeskind's Jewish Museum, supposed to represent Jewish life in prewar Berlin, reappear, for no reason, on his Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto? Or why Gehry's design for an MIT lab for sensitive research has glass walls? Not to mention why, for $44.2 per square foot, it doesn't keep out the rain? You're
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Silber, John, 1926-2012.
Architecture of the absurd.
New York : Quantuck Lane Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co., ©2007
(OCoLC)989861425
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Silber
ISBN: 9781593720278 1593720270
OCLC Number: 156902313
Description: 97 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Architecture of the absurd --
Notes --
Additional photo credits and permissions --
Index.
Responsibility: John Silber.

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