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The sniper's log : architectural chronicles of Generation-X

Author: Alejandro Zaera; Gavin Keeney
Publisher: Barcelona ; New York : Actar ; [Princeton, New Jersey] : [with the collaboration of Princeton University School of Architecture], [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This compilation of texts written since 1986 reveals a parallel activity to Alejandro Zaera-Polo's professional life. The book is like a sniper's log, a register of events for the purpose of accumulating experience for future missions, be it academic or professional, trying to identify tendencies and to assess performances, rather than to establish truth. Written for different media and formats (professional  Read more...
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Named Person: Alejandro Zaera; Alejandro Zaera
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alejandro Zaera; Gavin Keeney
ISBN: 9788492861224 8492861223
OCLC Number: 827934578
Description: 592 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Global positioning systems --
Breeding sciences --
Nomad practices --
Material politics.
Other Titles: Architectural chronicles of Generation-X
Responsibility: [author], Alejandro Zaera-Polo ; [text editor, Gavin Keeney].

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This compilation of texts written since 1986 reveals a parallel activity to Alejandro Zaera-Polo's professional life. The book is like a sniper's log, a register of events for the purpose of accumulating experience for future missions, be it academic or professional, trying to identify tendencies and to assess performances, rather than to establish truth. Written for different media and formats (professional magazines, speaking engagements, and academic presentations), the texts are thread together as part of a biographical experience that reveals that theory is here primarily instrumental and seeks efficiency rather than truth. We do not theorise because we want to understand the deep truths of the world, but because we need to organise the realm where we operate, understand how reality works and find an effective way to perform within it.

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