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Architettura Non-Referenziale: Ideato da Valerio Olgiati - Scritto da Markus Breitschmid

Author/EditorOlgiati, Valerio (Author)
Breitschmid, Markus (Author)
Publisher: Park Books
ISBN: 9783038601432
Pub Date25/09/2019
BindingHardback
Pages144
Dimensions (mm)7(h) * 4(w) * 1(d)
This manifesto by architect Valerio Olgiati and theoretician Markus Breitschmid demonstrates a new approach in architecture in a world free of ideologies and, therefore, references. It offers a foundation for conceiving a non-referential architecture in that non-referential world. Text in English and Italian.
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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.

Text in Italian.

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.

Text in Italian.

Markus Breitschmid, born 1966, is a professor of architecture theory at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, VA. He has published widely on contemporary architecture and philosphical aesthetics and also works as visiting critic and lecturer at various universities, museums, and other institutions in America, Europe, and Asia. Valerio Olgiati, born 1958, is an architect based in in Flims, Switzerland, working on projects for public and private clients in various countries. He also teaches as a professor at the Accademia di architettura der Universita della Svizzera intaliana in Mendrisio, Switzerland and has published numerous and internationally recognised books.

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