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THE LIGHT CONSTRUCTION READER


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The exhibition "Light Construction," held at New York's Museum of Modern Art in 1995, maintains a lasting influence on contemporary architecture. The show raised crucial questions about the role of materials, the nature of architectural effects, and the legacy of modernism. The second volume of the Source Books in Architecture series, The Light Construction Reader is an ambitious collection of twenty-eight essays that explores the themes and issues surrounding this important exhibition. Included here are essays by exhibition curator Terence Riley as well as noted architects and critics such as Peter Eisenman, Anthony Vidler, Greg Lynn, Robin Evans, Colin Rowe, and Robert Slutzky. Also represented are Italo Calvino, Jacques Derrida, Jean Starobinski, and many others. Published November 1, 2002

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