PARALLAX

Steven Holl, 2000, Princeton Architectural Press
Parallax, shows Steven Holl's sculptural form making, his interest in the poetics of space, color, and materiality, and his fascination with scientific phenomena. Holl reveals his working methods in this book, it functions partly as manifesto, and partly as "liner otes" to fifteen recent projects, some never before published. Parallax traces Holl's ideas on topics as diverse as the "chemistry of matter" and the "pressure of light," and shows how they emerge in his architectural work: "strange attractors" at Cranbrook, "porosity" in his new dormitory at MIT, "tripleness" in the new Bellevue Art Museum in Washington. The result is a book that provides a personal tour of the work of one of the world's most esteemed architects.
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