Friday, August 28, 2009

BLDG BLOCKS...

In this provocative challenge to current architectural discourse, Geoff Manaugh briskly dissects and disposes of all of its myths. In their place, he proposes a newly optimistic and open-minded approach, breaking down the barriers between architecture and the world surrounding it , thanks to the help of the uber popular BLDGBLOG web site - now a must have tome by Chronicle books! Short but packed with exciting ideas, The BLDG BLOG (Chronicle Books) successfully demonstrates how architecture's dependence on outside forces is its greatest strength, and how working with contingency can provide the field with the agency and ethics it desperately needs. Intelligent and incisive, this book should be required reading at all schools of architecture and lovers of Urban culture...