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Gyroscopic Horizons : Prototypical Buildings and Other Works

Gyroscopic Horizons : Prototypical Buildings and Other Works


 In this first monograph on his work, architect Neil Denari sets his sights on the gyroscopic horizon, a term based on the altitude device found in most aircraft. Just as a plane's gyroscope creates an artificial horizon line for the pilot, Denari often eliminates the physical earth as datum or locus of experience, turning to cultural, economic, and graphic forces as points of departure for his work.
Denari, the third director of Los Angeles's innovative Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), has made a reputation worldwide for his projects, installations, and writings on the question of technology and contemporary culture; it has been said of Denari's firm that it moves toward the question of place "with the same dynamic flow as a Boeing crossing the International Dateline headed for the arrival lounge at Narita Airport."

Product details

  •  Paperback | 224 pages
  •  215.39 x 278.38 x 16mm | 1,043.26g
  •  New York, United States
  •  English
  •  Illustrations (some col.)
  •  187827113X
  •  9781878271136

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