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TRANSPARENT ARCHITECTURE: GORDON GILBERT. Michael Sorkin et al. ORO Editions, Novato, 2017. 110 pp. with 96 ills. (32 col.). 15 x 20 cm. ISBN 9781939621450 In English.
Publisher's description: First used in the 15th century, the word transparent has origins in the Medieval Latin transparere, meaning to show through. It's original Latin derivation is trans + parere, meaning to show oneself. The projects in this book point to an architecture that seemingly suggests a multiplicity of qualities. Paradoxically, it is also an architecture that reveals itself and its own singular nature clearly. The structures themselves display their own material and organizational logic, yet they are also able to function as containers for thought, moods, and memories. The inhabitant then moves through and interacts, in a live and changing world. Activities happen all at once, in a seamless whole, in a simultaneity of experience. This is an architecture of natural processes in the revealed landscape, entropic and vital, where the normal boundaries and usual edges do not hold. The experimental drawings, texts, and built projects in Transparent Architecture are visual and spatial explorations. They aim toward architecture that provokes thought, re nes one's abilities to see, and embraces the ongoing con uence and mutability of things.
Artist(s):Gilbert, Gordon
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-2000 — Architecture
Plans: 73,55
Worldwide Number: 174208
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