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Universal Principles of Architecture: 100 Architectural Archetypes, Methods, Conditions, Relationships, and Imaginaries (Rockport Universal #7) Contributor(s): Wai Architecture Think Tank (Author) , Garcia, Cruz (Author) , Frankowski, Nathalie (Author)

Universal Principles of Architecture: 100 Architectural Archetypes, Methods, Conditions, Relationships, and Imaginaries (Rockport Universal #7) Contributor(s): Wai Architecture Think Tank (Author) , Garcia, Cruz (Author) , Frankowski, Nathalie (Author)

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Universal Principles of Architecture: 100 Architectural Archetypes, Methods, Conditions, Relationships, and Imaginaries (Rockport Universal #7)
Contributor(s): Wai Architecture Think Tank (Author) , Garcia, Cruz (Author) , Frankowski, Nathalie (Author)

ISBN: 0760380619    EAN: 9780760380611
Publisher: Rockport Publishers 
US SRP: $40.00 US  
Binding: Hardcover
Pub Date: October 31, 2023

Universal Principles of Architecture is a concise, visual introduction to 100 of the most fundamental elements of architecture.

 

Biographical Note: Founded by Puerto Rican architect, artist, curator, educator, author, and theorist Cruz Garcia and French architect, artist, curator, educator, author, and poet Nathalie Frankowski, WAI Architecture Think Tank is an internationally recognized studio invested in the development of new curricula and experiments that support public engagement with architecture. They are particularly interested in decolonization and anti-racist reconstruction of the role of architecture in the construction of new worlds. Garcia and Frankowski are Associate Professors at Iowa State University, where they are Design for Critical Futures Fellows in Activism and Emancipatory practice respectively, as well as faculty at the Advanced Architectural Design program at Columbia University. Their work has been part of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial and exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou Metz, Neues Museum Nuremberg, Museum of Modern Art New York, and the Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology Lisbon. They are authors of Universal Principles of Architecture.

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Cruz Garcia is a Puerto Rican architect, artist, curator, educator, author, theorist, and co-founder of WAI Architecture Think Tank together with Nathalie Frankowski.

Nathalie Frankowski is a French architect, artist, curator, educator, author, poet, and co-founder of WAI Architecture Think Tank together with Cruz Garcia.


Review Quotes:
"In Universal Principles of Architecture, Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz García skillfully guide us through history and a transdisciplinary journey that challenges conventional design thinking and knowledge and evolves its application and relevance for the multitude. This ambitious volume redefines the language of architectural design, urging us to collectively embrace critical creativity in addressing the pressing social and ecological issues of our time. It is must-read for those seeking to reimagine and build more just, equitable, and sustainable communities."-- Justin Garrett Moore, Humanities in Place Program Director, Mellon Foundation

Universal Principles of Architecture is simply the most compact and comprehensive survey of the tricks, techniques, elements, and ideas every architect should know. Written with pizzazz and presented with great clarity, this opinionated compendium of contemporary architecture packs a punch: it shows us that other worlds --more beautiful, more just, and more sustainable ones-- are not just possible, but must be built."
-- Aaron Betsky, Critic

"Many a universal concept has a subjectivity lurking with in it. In their principles of architecture Frankowski and Garcia embrace this, offering an expansive catalogue of the knowledge they have built up over the years. This work is an excellent entrance into architecture's multiverse for new comers and old hands alike."-- Jess Myers, Assistant Professor Syracuse University

"A timely, compelling and exquisitely illustrated guide to contemporary architectural ideas that will hold equal appeal across a wide generational spectrum. A lexicon that combines thoughtful conjectural definitions with occasional polemical provocations, the book offers a refreshing set of useful orientations within the rapidly morphing and frequently perplexing landscape of contemporary architecture."-- Prof Mark Raymond, Director - Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg

"In this new book WAI Think Tank has generously provided a dictionary of terms so that we can construct, discover, refer to and extend important and urgent ideas on spatial justice. For this we give thanks."-- Wolff Architects, Cape Town

"Like a dinner conversation with Garcia and Frankowski, Universal Principles of Architecture is at once challenging, expansive, and ultimately optimistic. I recommend it to a wide array of inquisitive learners: from a pre-college student considering a major in architecture, a student of architecture wondering what non-extractivist or post-domestic architecture might look like, to a discerning thinker in search of provocative questions. For us all, the book will surely challenge our preconceptions of what architecture is and whom it serves. With captivating collages that are both critical and playful, the book helps us imagine how architecture has been understood and, most importantly, what it could be now and in the future."-- Aki Ishida, Associate Professor of Architecture, Virginia Tech

"Through this wonderful book Cruz García and Nathalie Frankowski provide a unique public pedagogical platform that expands the normative understanding of architecture as an inclusive discipline that coexists within a multitude of readings, traditions, memories and desires."-- Francisco Javier Rodríguez, FAIA, Director University of Illinois School of Architecture

"Beautifully illustrated...especially and unreservedly recommended."-- Midwest Book Review
Physical Info: 0.79" H x 10.08" L x 8.5" W (2.25 lbs) 224 pages
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