NON-REFERENTIAL ARCHITECTURE

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NON-REFERENTIAL ARCHITECTURE

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Ideated by Valerio Olgiati - Written by Markus Breitschmid

  • Demonstrates a new approach to architecture in a world increasingly free of ideologies and references and offers a foundation for conceiving a non-referential architecture in such a non-referential world
  • Valerio Olgiati is one of the internationally most highly recognised Swiss architects, his writings and lectures are received widely around the world
  • The book's first edition in 2018, published by Simonett & Baer (Zurich) was out of print within months and the book has been much sought-after since

More than ever, architecture is in need of provocation, a new path beyond the traditional notion that buildings must serve as vessels, or symbols of something outside themselves.

Non-Referential Architecture is nothing less than a manifesto for a new architecture. It brings together two leading thinkers, architect Valerio Olgiati and theorist Markus Breitschmid, who have grappled with this problem since their first encounter in 2005. In a world that itself increasingly rejects ideologies of any kind, Olgiati and Breitschmid offer Non-Referential Architecture as a radical, new approach free from rigid ideologies. Non-referential buildings, they argue, are entities that are themselves meaningful outside a vocabulary of fixed symbols and images, and their historical connotations.

For more than a decade, Olgiati and Breitschmid's thinking has placed them at the forefront of architectural theory. Indispensable for understanding what the future might hold for architecture, Non-Referential Architecture will become a new classic.

> Valerio Olgiati is a Swiss architect and a professor at the Accademia di Architettura der Università della Svizzera Italiana in Mendrisio, Switzerland. Markus Breitschmid is Professor of Architecture Theory at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Veste editoriale: Cartonato
Formato: 11,5x18,5
Pagine: 144
Immagini a colori:
Immagini b/n: 1
Lingua: GB
Anno: 2019

ISBN: 9783038601425