The Feeling of Things
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The Feeling of Things

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A principal of the London-based architecture firm Caruso St. John, "Gritty Brit" Adam Caruso has been writing intensively since the mid-1990s. His essays, published in "The Architect's Journal, OASE, Blueprint" and "Tate," focus on architectural practice outside the tradition of Modernism. Some of Caruso's key writings, gathered here, include "Sigurd Lewerentz and a Material Basis for Form" (1997), "The Tyranny of the New" (1998) and "The Emotional City" (2000). Adam Caruso was born in 1962 and studied architecture at McGill University, Montreal. He and Peter St. John worked for Florian Beigel and Arup Associates prior to establishing their practice in 1990. For many years they have taught internationally--for example at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design in 2005. Recent London projects include Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street and the refurbishment of the Barbican Concert Hall. Caruso St. John is currently working with Tate Britain to modernize the gallery's master plan.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 98 pages
  • 157.48 x 223.52 x 12.7mm | 272.15g
  • EDICIONES POLIGRAFA
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • English
  • black & white photographs throughout
  • 8434311860
  • 9788434311862
  • 64,395

About Adam Caruso

Adam Caruso was Professor of Architecture at the University of Bath, 2002-2004. He is currently Visiting Professor on the Cities Programme at the London School of Economics.show more

Review Text

Adam Caruso is not only a member, together with Peter St John, of the London-based architecture office Caruso St John but also a prolific author who has focused his thoughts on the practice of architecture and who has taken a new look at some of the leading figures of the so-called “other tradition” in the Modern Movement. In “Sigurd Lewerentz and a material basis for form” (1997), “The Tyranny of the New” (1998), “The Feeling of Things” (1999), “The Emotional City” (2000), and “Towards an Ontology of Construction” (2002), we find a new perception of the radical approach adopted in modern and contemporary architecture.show more