By Sylvia Lavin
Kissing Architecture explores the mutual allure among structure and other kinds of latest paintings. during this clean, insightful, and fantastically illustrated ebook, popular architectural critic and student Sylvia Lavin develops the idea that of "kissing" to explain the transforming into intimacy among structure and new forms of art--particularly multimedia installations that ensue in and at the surfaces of buildings--and to seize the sensual cost that's being designed and equipped into architectural surfaces and inside areas this present day. beginning readers into the to blame pleasures of structure that abandons the slender specialize in functionality, Lavin appears at contemporary paintings via Pipilotti Rist, Doug Aitken, the company Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and others who opt for as an alternative to include the viewer in robust impacts and visible and sensory atmospheres.
Kissing Architecture is the 1st e-book in a state of the art new sequence of brief, centred arguments written through prime critics, historians, theorists, and practitioners from the area of city improvement and modern structure and layout. those books are meant to spark lively debate. They stake out the positions that may support form the structure and urbanism of the next day. Addressing the most wonderful and critical advancements within the present cultural scene, Kissing Architecture is an entertainingly irreverent and disarmingly incisive ebook that provides a wholly new method of seeing--and experiencing--architecture within the age after representation.