Calendar of Events

Mon 01.09.2017

Oculus Book Talk: Manual of Section

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, JANUARY 9

Where: At The Center   

Join us at the Center for Architecture on January 9 as Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, and David J. Lewis discuss their latest book, Manual of Section!

What are the varieties of section, and what effects do they have on form, space, material, and program? How do architects employ a combination of section types to produce specific qualities in a building? How does section function as a tool for both revealing and generating spatial relationships?

Manual of Section explored these questions and others, providing a conceptual and practical framework for understanding this key technique of architectural representation and design. Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, and David J. Lewis have developed a new typography of section, demonstrated through sixty-three intricately detailed sectional perspectives of some of the most important international buildings from the last hundred years. Each drawing, based on extensive research and study, is accompanied by an analysis of how section is central to that building's design.

Paul Lewis, AIA, Principal, LTL Architects
Marc Tsurumaki, AIA, Principal, LTL Architects
David J. Lewis, AIA, Principal, LTL Architects
Organized by: AIANY Oculus Committee
Price: Free for AIA members and students with a valid student ID, $10 for non-members
About Oculus Book Talks:
Each month, the AIANY Oculus Committee presents a Book Talk at the Center for Architecture. Each Oculus Book Talk highlights a recent publication on architecture, design, or the built environment — presented by the author. The Book Talks are a forum for dialogue and discussion, and copies of the publications are available for sale and signing.
Tuesday, March 7, 6-8pm
Thursday, April 13, 6-8pm


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