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Author Schmiedeknecht, Torsten.

Title Fame and architecture / Torsten Schmiedeknecht.

Published Chichester : Wiley-Academy, 2001.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  720 SCHM GD10  v.71 no.6 2001    AVAILABLE
Physical description 112 pages
Contents Part 1 Investigating the Relationships between Architecture and Fame -- Some Thoughts on Fame and the Institution of Architecture / David Dunster 6 -- Fame versus Celebrity / Charles Jencks, interviewed by Julia Chance 12 -- Architect, Conspicuousness and the Part Played by Fame / Royston Landau 18 -- Part 2 Contemporary Architects and their Negotiation with Fame -- Functional Icons / Charles Jencks in Conversation with Lord Foster 24 -- It is not that difficult to become famous if you really want to / Sean Griffiths of Fat in Conversation with Torsten Schmiedeknecht 34 -- High-Tech Knights / Jeremy Melvin 38 -- Breaking all Taboos / John Outram in Conversation with Helen Castle 42 -- Face of Jacques Herzog / Julia Chance 48 -- Part 3 Making Famous of Place through the Creation of a Building -- Fame + Ruins / Heinz Schutz 54 -- Word of Mouth / Diller + Scofidio in Conversation with Jayne Merkel 58 -- Life in the Afternoon / Paul Davies 66 -- Part 4 Education and Fame -- Fame and Fortunes in Architectural Pedagogy / Jonathan Harris 71 -- Part 5 Architecture and Fame in the Course of History -- Architecture in Vogue / Jamie Scott 75 -- Heinrich Klotz and Postmodernism in Germany / Torsten Schmiedeknecht 79 -- Fables of Visibility / Pierluigi Serraino 85 -- Fame + Frank Lloyd Wright / Howard Martin 90 -- Building Profile: The Church of Santa Maria in Marco de Canavezes / Jeremy Melvin 96 -- Practice Profile: Shop / Sharples Holden Pasquarelli / Craig Kellogg 101.
Summary Fame is the life blood of architecture. Throughout history fame has motivated architects and their clients to build ever more ambitious schemes. In recent years, the power of the media and the force of celebrity have intensified this. Some kind of public profile or degree of publicity has become essential to any thriving architectural practice. Fame and Architecture examines the dynamics behind this fame game. It looks closely at its impact historically and in the present. Education is highlighted as well as the way that architects choose to negotiate fame. The treatment is thorough and direct -- academic articles are included as well as interviews with world famous architects. Those such as Diller + Scofidio, Lord Foster, Sean Griffiths of Fat and John Outram -- all at very different points in their career -- give their own unique stances on the subject of fame.
Subject Architecture and society.
ISBN 0470842296 (paperback)