The Charged Void: Architecture

Smithson, Alison and Smithson, Peter

Published by The Monacelli Press, 2001
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8.5"x11". 600pp. Near Fine book in Good dust jacket. DJ is bumped at head and foot of spine, and there are two closed tears at the back, one of which has been repaired with a piece of opaque tape. Book is tight and clean, with minimal fading along the upper and lower edges. Alison and Peter Smithson are among the most influential architects of the postwar decades. Many of their ideas regarding the interpretation of modernism profoundly influenced later generations of architects. This unprecedented and long-overdue publication is the first comprehensive book available on the enormous legacy of the Smithsons. The architectural works in this book, which span from the mid-1940s to the mid-1990s, include all of their major projects, with each project accompanied by an original text, photographs, drawings, and plans. This is an indispensable volume for serious students of the Smithsons.* * * [Please note: additional postage fees may be required for oversized and/or international orders to be shipped.]. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Alison and Peter Smithson, founders of Team X and authors of the classic Team X Primer, are among the most influential architects of the postwar decades. Their reevaluation of modernism shifted the focus of architecture and urbanism toward the particularities and uniqueness of human associations, urban patterns, and climatic conditions. Many of their ideas, both social (cluster and human association) and architectural (Brutalism, the nature of materials), profoundly influenced later generations of academics, students, and practitioners. As the social ideals of earlier times become an integral part of the reassessment of the built environment of recent years, the Smithsons continue to gain in significance.

This unprecedented and long-overdue publication is the first comprehensive book available on the enormous legacy of the Smithsons. The architectural works in this book, which span from the mid-1940s to the mid-1990s, include all of their major projects, such as Hunstanton Secondary School, Golden Lane Housing, Sheffield University, the Economist Building, and the "House of the Future." Introductions to groups of projects highlight the Smithsons' ongoing areas of inquiry; each project is accompanied by an original text, photographs, drawings, and plans. The rich and careful documentation on each project ensures that this volume will record the work of these important architects for posterity.

About the Author: Alison and Peter Smithson produced one of the most significant and influential bodies of work of the second half of the twentieth century. Their books include Urban Structuring, Ordinariness and Light, Without Rhetoric, The Shift, and Team X Primer. Alison Smithson died in 1993, and Peter Smithson died in 2003, two years after the publication of The Charged Void: Architecture.

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Title: The Charged Void: Architecture
Publisher: The Monacelli Press
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near fine
Edition: First Edition.

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