Join the Anyone Corporation to celebrate the release of A Topology of Everyday Constellations by Georges Teyssot, the latest title in its Writing Architecture Series. Teyssot will be joined in discussion by editor Cynthia Davidson.
book launch & discussion: A Topology of Everyday Constellations
Georges TEYSSOT w/ Cynthia DAVIDSON
7.00 p.m. / Van Alen Books
30 West 22nd St.
New York, NY 10010
About the book///
Today, spaces no longer represent a bourgeois haven; nor are they the sites of a classical harmony between work and leisure, private and public, the local and the global. The house is not merely a home but a position for negotiations with multiple spheres–the technological as well as the physical and the psychological. In A Topology of Everyday Constellations, Teyssot considers the intrusion of the public sphere into private space, and the blurring of notions of interior, privacy, and intimacy in our societies. He proposes that we rethink design in terms of a new definition of the practices of everyday life.
Teyssot considers the door, the window, the mirror, and the screen as thresholds or interstitial spaces that divide the world in two: the outside and the inside. Thresholds, he suggests, work both as markers of boundaries and as bridges to the exterior. The stark choice between boundary and bridge creates a middle space, an in-between that holds the possibility of exchanges and encounters.
About the author///
Georges Teyssot, Professor in the School of Architecture at Laval University, Quebec, has taught the history and theory of architecture at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura of Venice, Princeton University’s School of Architecture, and the Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich. He is the author or editor of many books, including Interior Landscapes and The American Lawn.
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