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Perspecta #41: Perspecta 41 "Grand Tour"

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andlt;Pandgt;The Grand Tour was once the culmination of an architect's education. As a journey to the cultural sites of Europe, the Tour's agenda was clearly defined: to study ancient monuments in order to reproduce them at home. Architects returned from their Grand Tours with rolls of measured drawings and less tangible spoils: patronage, commissions, and cultural cachet. Although no longer carried out under the same name, the practices inscribed by the Grand Tour have continued relevance for contemporary architects. This edition of Perspecta--the oldest and most distinguished student-edited architectural journal in America--uses the Grand Tour, broadly conceived, as a model for understanding the history, current incarnation, and future of architectural travel. Perspecta 41 asks: where do we go, how do we record what we see, what do we bring back, and how does it change us? Contributions include explorations of architects' travels in times of war; Peter Eisenman's account of his career-defining 1962 trip with Colin Rowe around Europe in a Volkswagen; Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown's discussion of their traveling and its effect on their collecting, teaching, and design work; drawings documenting the monolithic churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia; an account of how James Gamble Rogers designed Yale's Sterling Library and residential colleges using his collection of postcards; and a proposed itinerary for a contemporary Grand Tour--in America.ContributorsEsra Akcan, Aaron Betsky, Ljiljana Blagojevic [acute accent over c], Edward Burtynsky, Matthew Coolidge and CLUI, Gillian Darley, Brook Denison, Helen Dorey, Keller Easterling, Peter Eisenman, Dan Graham and Mark Wasiuta, Jeffery Inaba and C-Lab, Sam Jacob, Michael Meredith, Colin Montgomery, Dietrich Neumann, Enrique Ramirez, Mary-Ann Ray and Robert Mangurian, Kazys Varnelis, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, Enrique Walker andlt;/Pandgt;

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Architectural travel, from the Eternal City to the generic city.

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andlt;Pandgt;Architectural travel, from the Eternal City to the generic city.andlt;/Pandgt;

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The Grand Tour was once the culmination of an architect's education. As a journey to the cultural sites of Europe, the Tour's agenda was clearly defined: to study ancient monuments in order to reproduce them at home. Architects returned from their Grand Tours with rolls of measured drawings and less tangible spoils: patronage, commissions, and cultural cachet. Although no longer carried out under the same name, the practices inscribed by the Grand Tour have continued relevance for contemporary architects. This edition of

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The Grand Tour was once the culmination of an architect's education. As a journey to the cultural sites of Europe, the Tour's agenda was clearly defined: to study ancient monuments in order to reproduce them at home. Architects returned from their Grand Tours with rolls of measured drawings and less tangible spoils: patronage, commissions, and cultural cachet. Although no longer carried out under the same name, the practices inscribed by the Grand Tour have continued relevance for contemporary architects. This edition of Perspecta--the oldest and most distinguished student-edited architectural journal in America--uses the Grand Tour, broadly conceived, as a model for understanding the history, current incarnation, and future of architectural travel. Perspecta 41 asks: where do we go, how do we record what we see, what do we bring back, and how does it change us? Contributions include explorations of architects' travels in times of war; Peter Eisenman's account of his career-defining 1962 trip with Colin Rowe around Europe in a Volkswagen; Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown's discussion of their traveling and its effect on their collecting, teaching, and design work; drawings documenting the monolithic churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia; an account of how James Gamble Rogers designed Yale's Sterling Library and residential colleges using his collection of postcards; and a proposed itinerary for a contemporary Grand Tour--in America.ContributorsEsra Akcan, Aaron Betsky, Ljiljana Blagojevic [acute accent over c], Edward Burtynsky, Matthew Coolidge and CLUI, Gillian Darley, Brook Denison, Helen Dorey, Keller Easterling, Peter Eisenman, Dan Graham and Mark Wasiuta, Jeffery Inaba and C-Lab, Sam Jacob, Michael Meredith, Colin Montgomery, Dietrich Neumann, Enrique Ramirez, Mary-Ann Ray and Robert Mangurian, Kazys Varnelis, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, Enrique Walker

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262512251
Author:
Brainard, Gabrielle
Publisher:
MIT Press (MA)
Editor:
Mehta, Rustam
Editor:
Moran, Thomas
Author:
Burtynsky, Edward
Author:
Dorey, Helen
Author:
ta, Rustam
Author:
Venturi, Robert
Author:
Blagojevic, Ljiljana
Author:
Betsky, Aaron
Author:
Varnelis, Kazys
Author:
Moran, Thomas
Author:
Inaba, Jeffrey
Author:
Ramirez, Enrique
Author:
Perspecta, The Yale Architectural Journal Inc.
Author:
Coolidge, Matthew
Author:
Walker, Enrique
Author:
Wasiuta, Mark
Author:
Akcan, Esra
Author:
Easterling, Keller
Author:
Mehta, Rustam
Author:
Brown, Denise Scott
Author:
Montgomery, Colin
Author:
Denison, Brook
Author:
Mangurian, Robert
Author:
Perspecta, The Yale Architectural Journal Inc
Author:
Eisenman, Peter
Author:
Jacob, Sam
Author:
Darley, Gillian
Author:
Meh
Author:
Meredith, Michael
Author:
Ray, Mary-Ann
Author:
Truby, Stephan
Author:
Neumann, Dietrich
Author:
Graham, Dan
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Perspecta Perspecta 41 "Grand Tour"
Series Volume:
41
Publication Date:
20081205
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
160 band#38;w illus.
Pages:
185
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in

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"Synopsis" by , Architectural travel, from the Eternal City to the generic city.
"Synopsis" by , andlt;Pandgt;Architectural travel, from the Eternal City to the generic city.andlt;/Pandgt;
"Synopsis" by , The Grand Tour was once the culmination of an architect's education. As a journey to the cultural sites of Europe, the Tour's agenda was clearly defined: to study ancient monuments in order to reproduce them at home. Architects returned from their Grand Tours with rolls of measured drawings and less tangible spoils: patronage, commissions, and cultural cachet. Although no longer carried out under the same name, the practices inscribed by the Grand Tour have continued relevance for contemporary architects. This edition of
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