Equilibrium Essays

A great point of departure if you re willing to re-think design in the new millenium. --LODOWN Magazine<br /><br />Far from Equilibrium is one of those rare works, an insider s critique. --Artforum<br /><br />In a distinctly Kwinter-esque voice of commentary, reflection and critique, Far From Equilibrium delivers us ever closer to the possibility of a renewal of thought relating to practices and issues architectural. --Architectural Review.-- Its seductive appearance aside, I was struck by how formative Kwinter's work has been in my thinking and in architecture culture as a whole over the last two decades. It's a must-buy. --Kazys Varnelis

Sanford Kwinter is among the most influential architectural theorists of his generation...blasting theoretically informed polemic at a post-industrial world... Far From Equilibrium is an undeniably bracing and enlivening volume. --Icon Magazine

A great point of departure if you re willing to re-think design in the new millenium. --LODOWN Magazine

Far from Equilibrium: Essays on Technology and Design Culture4.3 · Rating details ·  30 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews

Far From Equilibrium ponders the complex encounters between technology, culture and architecture, offering an extended meditation on infrastructure, war, computation, the mechanical and material intelligence, and other multivariate facets of modernity. In its intensively affiliative method and far-reaching scope, Far from Equilibrium amounts to a performance in writing ofFar From Equilibrium ponders the complex encounters between technology, culture and architecture, offering an extended meditation on infrastructure, war, computation, the mechanical and material intelligence, and other multivariate facets of modernity. In its intensively affiliative method and far-reaching scope, Far from Equilibrium amounts to a performance in writing of what Kwinter describes (in one of the essays included) as radical anamnesis: the imagination's escape from the sterile logic of what is....more

Hardcover, 191 pages

Published February 1st 2008 by Actar (first published March 15th 2007)

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