Fame + Architecture

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Fame is the lifeblood of architecture.Throughout history fame has motivated architects and their clients to build ever more ambitious schemes.In recent years, the power of the media and the force of celebrity have intensified this.Some kind of public rofile or degree of publicity has become essential to any thriving architectural practice.Fame and Architecture examines the dynamics behind the fame game in architecture, examining it from a historical perspective, its impact on education and the way in which contemporary architects negotiate it. This outstanding issue also includes interviews with world famous architects including Lord Foster of Thames Bank.

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Fame is the life blood of architecture. Throughout history fame hasmotivated architects and their clients to build ever more ambitiousschemes.

In recent years, the power of the media and the force of celebrityhave intensified this. Some kind of public profile or degree ofpublicity has become essential to any thriving architecturalpractice.

Fame and Architecture examines the dynamics behind this fame game.It looks closely at its impact historically and in the present.Education is highlighted as well as the way that architects chooseto negotiate fame. The treatment is thorough and direct - academicarticles are included as well as interviews with world famousarchitects. Those such as Diller + Scofidio, Lord Foster, SeanGriffiths of FAT and John Outram - all at very different points intheir career - give their own unique stances on the subject offame.

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"..fascinating book..a revealing look at the lengths some practitioners will go to..." (FX Magazine, February 2002)

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