“Let us not deceive ourselves,” Victor Hugo once advised, in his iconic Hunchback of Notre Dame. “Architecture is dead, and will never come to life again; it is destroyed by the power of the printed book.” Both as a discipline and a profession, architecture lagged behind the other applied arts. Even when measures toward modernization were finally instituted, many of the most innovative, technically reproducible designs were hived off from the realm of architecture proper as mere works of “engineering.”
“Ruins of Modernity” with Peter EISENMAN, Reinhold MARTIN, Joan OCKMAN, Bernard TSCHUMI, & more
7.00-10.00 pm / Room 802
NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square S.
New York, NY 10012