Date of defense:
May 09, 1994
Master of Architecture
This study began with the desire to design a public town library
of the future and became a search for an inkling of what is
essential to Architecture.
It is murky and full of contradictions. It asks more than it
proposes, and the traces of its windings are better ordered
through collage than logical synthesis. This study is neither a
thesis nor a synthesis.
When drawing out the measure of this study it may be beneficial
to state what it attempts to place at the perimeter. Architecture
is not a product of society, civilization, or economy.
Architecture is not democratic, and it cannot be brought forward
in the public realm. Architecture is not a private affair.
Architecture is not space, and it is not building.
This study does attempt to hold that Architecture is founded in
speech and gesture which originate in culture. As 'constructions'
(construings), Architecture and the book share with the body the
potential for utterance. The library is the coincidence of
Architecture, the book, and the body.
architecture, building, library, book, body
In 3 months.
Archiving fee received.