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Mon 04.30.2012

Oculus Book Talk: Kenneth Frampton, Five North American Architects


When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, APRIL 30

Where: At The Center   

Kenneth Frampton will present his new book Five North American Architects.

Five North American Architects brings together five architectural practices that, while all distinct, share a particular sensibility for the impact of craftsmanship and climate on the generation of form, as well as a concern for the expressive tactility of material and the effect of light on the articulation of structure.

Designed with a passion for detail, the book offers an indepth survey of recent work by Steven Holl (New York), Rick Joy (Tucson), John and Patricia Patkau (Vancouver), Stanley Saitowitz (San Francisco), and Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe (Toronto).

The regional specificity of the work is considered against a larger North American context, allowing one to assess the practice of its architecture today.

Free for AIA members and students - RSVP using the form to the right 
$10 for non-members - PURCHASE A TICKET

Reception provided by the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation.

Organized by: AIANY Oculus Committee

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.

2012 Book Talk Series:

Monday, January 9, 2012: Grahame Shane, Urban Design Since 1945
Thursday, February 9, 2012: Charles Bloszies, Old Buildings, New Designs: Architectural Transformations
Monday, March 12, 2012: Guy Gugliotta, Freedom's Cap: The United States Capitol and the Coming of the Civil War
Wednesday, April 4, 2012: Alexandra Lange, Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities
Monday, April 30, 2012: Kenneth Frampton, Five North American Architects
Monday, June 11, 2012: Diana Balmori and Joel Sanders, Groundwork
Monday, July 9, 2012: John Hill, Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture
Monday, August 13, 2012: Joshua David, High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky


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