Anne Tyng - Inhabiting Geometry

Anne Tyng - Inhabiting Geometry


Contributions by Alicia Imperiale, Contributions by Jenny E Sabin, Contributions by Ingrid Schaffner, Contributions by Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss, Contributions by William Whitaker

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  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania,Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 193mm x 251mm x 10mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 30 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Philadelphia
  • ISBN 10: 0884541215
  • ISBN 13: 9780884541219
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 563,797

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Anne Tyng (born 1920) explores the potentials of geometry through her architectural and teaching practices. Since the 1950s, when she worked closely with Louis Kahn and independently pioneered space-frame construction, Tyng has applied natural and numeric systems to built forms on all scales, from urban plans to domestic spaces. She believes that geometry is a metaphor for thought and the creative process--as a spatial demonstration of how the mind generates associations through the combination of pattern and chance. This volume documents a new project by the visionary architect and theorist. Commissioned by the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, Tyng has created an installation-scale model that realizes the ambition of all of her work: to inhabit geometry. Exploring her life-long fascination with the Platonic solids, the book also features related models and documentation of past projects, including Tyng and Kahn's never-built design for City Tower in Philadelphia (1952-1956).

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