School of Visual Arts (SVA)
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Dana STIRLING: My family roots back to England, but I was born in Israel. I was a child on a fence; a daughter to a migrating family. . . .
“Sex, architecture, and design were inextricably intertwined in the pages of Playboy magazine from the very beginning.”
lecture: Beatriz COLOMINA, “The Total Interior: Playboy 1953–1979.”
7.00 p.m. / The Artist’s Institute
163 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002
*photo: Ant Farm, “House of the Century.” See “A Playboy Pad: Texas Time Machine,” Playboy (December 1973): 221-25.
The influential Italian architectural historian Manfredo Tafuri (1935–1994) invoked the productive possibilities of crisis, writing that history is a “project of crisis” (progetto di crisi). In this entry in the Writing Architecture series, Marco Biraghi explores Tafuri’s multifaceted and often knotty oeuvre, using the historian’s concept of a project of crisis as a lens through which to examine his historical construction of contemporary architecture.
suckerPUNCH updates its list of essential books, manifestos, journals, catalogs, and monographs that inform and investigate the work found in the suckerPUNCH collection. Still listed in descending chronological order, with new additions from: Pier Vittorio AURELI; Harold BLOOM; Mario CARPO; Peter COOK; Greg LYNN & Mark GAGE; Antoine PICON; Bernard TSCHUMI; Mark WIGLEY; Alejandro ZAERA-POLO; and many more.
This major work by Manfredo Tafuri, one of today’s most important theoretical historians and critics of architecture and urbanism, presents his critique of traditional approaches to historical investigation and criticism in a penetrating analysis of the avant-gardes and discourses of architecture. Tafuri probes the lines between reality and ideology, the gap that avant-garde ideology places between its own demands and its translation into techniques, the ways in which the avant-garde reaches compromises with the world, and the conditions that permit its existence. . . .
In its 11-year history, Oppositions, the journal of the New York-based Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies (IAUS), set the agenda, introduced key players and published seminal pieces on the theorization of architecture in the late 20th century. This text collects essays from 26 issues of Oppositions. Contributions from architects, theorists and historians such as Aldo Rossi, Alan Colquhom, Leon Krier, and Denise Scott Brown, amongst others, are included.