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OfficeUS Atlas (Repository)

Eva Franch i Gilabert

Published by Lars Müller Publishers Mrz 2015, 2015
ISBN 10: 3037784385 / ISBN 13: 9783037784389
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Title: OfficeUS Atlas (Repository)

Publisher: Lars Müller Publishers Mrz 2015

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Buch

Book Condition: Neu

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Neuware - OfficeUS Atlas versammelt die Recherche zur Ausstellung in einem Archiv von fast 1000 Architektur-Projekten. Nach den Geschichten der einzelnen Firmen geordnet, dokumentiert der Atlas die Entwicklung der im Ausland tätigen amerikanischen Büros von 1914 bis heute. Die Beschreibungen der einzelnen Büros und ihrer Projekte werden mit über 1200 Fotografien und Architekturzeichnungen ergänzt. 1250 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9783037784389

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Synopsis: The OfficeUS Atlas collects the exhibition research in an archive of nearly 1000 architectural projects. Organized according to individual firm histories, the Atlas documents the development of U.S. architectural offices working abroad from 1914 to the present. Offices and their projects are illustrated by over 1200 photographs and architectural drawings. OfficeUS, the U.S. Pavilion for the 2014 International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia, reframes the history of U.S. architecture through the lens of export in two interrelated constructs: "The Office" and "The Repository". The Repository presents 1000 projects designed by 200 US offices working abroad in a chronological archive of the last 100 years. Collectively these projects tell multiple, imbricated stories of U.S. firms, typologies, and technologies, as well as a broader narrative of modernization and its global reach. The Office engages these projects, revisiting their premises and conclusions over the course of the Biennale. It functions as a laboratory staffed by a diverse group of resident design partners collaborating with outpost offices and a rotating cast of visiting experts. Together, these two halves of OfficeUS create both an historical record of the U.S. contribution to global architectural thought, and a petri dish in which that record is submitted to contemporary agents of disruption and critique.

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