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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — War and Architecture by Lebbeus Woods. Pamphlet Architecture was begun in by William Stout and Steven Holl as an independent vehicle for dialogue among architects, and has become a popular venue for publishing the works and thoughts of a younger generation of architects.
Small in scale, low in price, but large in impact, these books present and disseminate new and innovative theories. The modest format of Pamphlet Architecture was begun in by William Stout and Steven Holl as an independent vehicle for dialogue among architects, and has become a popular venue for publishing the works and thoughts of a younger generation of architects. The modest format of the books in the Pamphlet Architecture Series belies the importance and magnitude of the ideas within.
Get A Copy. Paperback , 40 pages. Published January 1st by Princeton Architectural Press. More Details Original Title. Pamphlet Architecture. Other Editions 1. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about War and Architecture , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of War and Architecture Pamphlet Architecture Mar 25, Abraham rated it it was amazing Shelves: architecture , non-fiction.
Beautiful, passionate, and poetic. This book treads the so very thin line between the poetic and the rigorously conceived, building, ultimately, an argument for the generation of an architecture that is more than just democratic, that is a real response to the real dynamic world we inhabit. The renderings, which I just saw first hand at the Sfmoma, are spectacular, and represent a rare devotion to craft and poetic, heart and structure.
Rip lebbeus woods. Jan 03, Fredrick Zal rated it it was amazing. One of the most important narratives for urban design and community-mindedness this millennium has to offer! I recommend first reading a version without gazing upon the images, and then to read it again with the images in perspective. Apr 10, Ben rated it liked it. Good writing, drawings are poorly reproduced. The text of this pamphlet is contained in other collections with higher quality graphics. Feb 23, Helen rated it it was amazing.
Woods, who was born in Lansing, and died in , was an experimental architect whose sketches and theories, for me, overshadowed his actual buildings. The museum is currently holding an exhibition of his work, and if you're in the area, I encourage you to go see it.
The museum itself was built by one of Woods' proteges, and is amazing. In the pamphlet War and Architecture, published in by Princeton Architectural Press, the architect presents the idea that buildings and cities, after undergoing disaster, and especially after undergoing a war where bombings have destroyed or damaged the present architecture, should rebuild using the destroyed buildings as they are.
In his sketches, he creates scars, mostly metallic, to cover over the damage in a way that you can still see, in the mind's eye, the damage underneath. He discusses the creation of freespace underneath these scars, and in the areas where debris has landed in the streets, making places of play and creative expression.
The sketches use buildings destroyed in Sarajevo, and are haunting, eerie, and futuristic. They were never built, but nevertheless they're inspirational. They make me want to write about a world in which such scars and free spaces exist. They are a reminder of what humanity has put itself through. That was In , imagine what such scars might do to heal Egypt, Iraq, Ukraine, Venezuela. Woods must have known that while the sketches would probably not be put in to play in his lifetime, there would never not be a need for them.
Perhaps, there is a young architect out there right now, on the streets of these countries, who might be inspired by the work of Lebbeus Woods and, in some way, make these ideas a reality. You never know. Woods, twenty years ago, predicts something very much like bitcoin in discussing how such projects would be financed. Layali rated it really liked it Apr 23, Darija rated it it was amazing Aug 20, Brett rated it it was amazing Oct 01, Bailey Bernheine rated it really liked it Jan 12, Sadaf rated it it was amazing Mar 13, Joanna Ioana rated it it was amazing Apr 25, Hazem Talaat rated it it was amazing Jul 24, Greg rated it it was amazing Sep 09, Faeze rated it it was amazing Oct 02, Yoong rated it it was ok Dec 08, Xforfox rated it liked it Dec 24, Adrian Bryant rated it it was amazing Feb 11, Jedidiah rated it it was amazing Dec 05, Kane rated it it was amazing May 10, Navik Bhandari rated it it was ok Sep 24, Eraiza Cortez rated it it was amazing Oct 06, Ali rated it really liked it Jun 12, Amanda J rated it really liked it Jun 18, Tasya rated it it was amazing Apr 25, Patrick McMahon rated it it was amazing Dec 31, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Readers also enjoyed. About Lebbeus Woods. Lebbeus Woods. Lebbeus Woods was an American architect and artist. Woods studied architecture at the University of Illinois and engineering at Purdue University and first worked in the offices of Eero Saarinen, but in turned exclusively to theory and experimental projects. He has designed buildings in Chengdu, China and Havana, Cuba. In , Woods co-founded the Research Institute for Experimental Architecture, a nonprofit institution devoted to the advancement of experimental architectural thought and practice while promoting the concept and perception of architecture itself.
The majority of his explorations deal with the design of systems in crisis: the order of the existing being confronted by the order of the new. His designs are politically charged and provocative visions of a possible reality; provisional, local, and charged with the investment of their creators. He is best known for his proposals for San Francisco, Havana, and Sarajevo that were included in the publication of Radical Reconstruction in Sarajevo after the war, Havana in the grips of the ongoing trade embargo, and San Francisco after the Loma Prieta earthquake.
Architecture is war. War is architecture. I am at war with my time, with history, with all authority that resides in fixed and frightened forms. I am one of millions who do not fit in, who have no home, no family, no doctrine, no firm place to call my own, no known beginning or end, no "sacred and primordial site. I know only moments, and lifetimes that are as moments, and forms that appear with infinite strength, then "melt into air.
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Note to the readers: I wish to apologize for what must seem a blatant self-promotion in this post, but it is not possible to separate the personal from the conceptual, because the two stories are here so fully intertwined. As I said in an earlier post, the ideas developed in this work have such currency in the present that, I believe, it is a necessary risk to take. I must thank Clare Jacobson, its editor, and Kevin Lippert, its publisher, who worked hard to ensure that I would have it on the date of my departure for Sarajevo. The text is in English and Croatian, thanks to Aleksandra Wagner, who made the translation of my text in English to what was then still called Serbo-Croatian. This post is a continuation.
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