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Author: Brendan M Lee; Mark Jarzombek; et al
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2005.
Series: Perspecta, 37.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Celebrity permeates all levels of contemporary society; architecture, academia, the architectural press, and the mainstream media all play a role in promoting the mystique of the designer genius. The tradition of learning through apprenticeship and the struggle to have projects commissioned and built perpetuate the importance of the famous architect. Does this serve architecture or only the architectural star? The  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brendan M Lee; Mark Jarzombek; et al
ISBN: 0262612054 9780262612050
OCLC Number: 64394926
Notes: "Perspecta 37 conducted a poll to determine what a famous architect would look like."--Page 2 of cover.
Description: 175 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 31 cm.
Series Title: Perspecta, 37.
Responsibility: [editors, Brendan M. Lee et al. ; texts, Mark Jarzombek et al.].

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This issue of Perspecta discusses whether fame empowers architecture by giving architects leverage to produce ambitious projects or undermines architecture by diluting the quality and neglecting the  Read more...

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