Pocket sized proposals for a mammoth project, from visionaries from across the arts spectrum.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

From the Library: Monolithic Architecture

Marios's inspirational images continually return to monolithic building.   Which has propmted me to dig through my stacks to find the catalog from a show at The Heinze Architectural Center @ The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.   The show was all the way back in 1996.  Many of the building proposals presented in the exhibition have now becoem realities.   

While I don't think the building examples are all that relevant to The IMTA project, the essays at teh front of the catalog discuss the nature of monolithic structure and warrant some review in relationship to this discussion.  I have posted the essay by Detlef Mertins titled Open Countours and Other Autonomies. (click on title)

It is intereting that he also returns to Michael Fried's writting about minimalism.

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