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    Perspecta: "Grand Tour" No. 41: The Yale Architectural Journal (Perspecta) (Paperback) Edited by Gabrielle Brainard, Edited by Rustam J. Mehta, Edited by Thomas Moran, Contributions by Esra Akcan, Contributions by Aaron Betsky, Contributions by Ljiljana Blagojevic, Contributions by Edward Burtynsky, Contributions by Matthew Coolidge, Contributions by CLUI, Contributions by Gillian Darley

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    DescriptionThe Grand Tour was once the culmination of an architect's education. As a journey to the cultural sites of Europe, the Tour's agenda was clearly defined: to study ancient monuments in order to reproduce them at home. Architects returned from their Grand Tours with rolls of measured drawings and less tangible spoils: patronage, commissions, and cultural cachet. Although no longer carried out under the same name, the practices inscribed by the Grand Tour have continued relevance for contemporary architects. This edition of Perspecta--the oldest and most distinguished student-edited architectural journal in America--uses the Grand Tour, broadly conceived, as a model for understanding the history, current incarnation, and future of architectural travel. Perspecta 41 asks: where do we go, how do we record what we see, what do we bring back, and how does it change us? Contributions include explorations of architects' travels in times of war; Peter Eisenman's account of his career-defining 1962 trip with Colin Rowe around Europe in a Volkswagen; Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown's discussion of their traveling and its effect on their collecting, teaching, and design work; drawings documenting the monolithic churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia; an account of how James Gamble Rogers designed Yale's Sterling Library and residential colleges using his collection of postcards; and a proposed itinerary for a contemporary Grand Tour--in America.ContributorsEsra Akcan, Aaron Betsky, Ljiljana Blagojevic [acute accent over c], Edward Burtynsky, Matthew Coolidge and CLUI, Gillian Darley, Brook Denison, Helen Dorey, Keller Easterling, Peter Eisenman, Dan Graham and Mark Wasiuta, Jeffery Inaba and C-Lab, Sam Jacob, Michael Meredith, Colin Montgomery, Dietrich Neumann, Enrique Ramirez, Mary-Ann Ray and Robert Mangurian, Kazys Varnelis, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, Enrique Walker


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    Title
    Perspecta: "Grand Tour" No. 41
    Subtitle
    The Yale Architectural Journal
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Gabrielle Brainard, Edited by Rustam J. Mehta, Edited by Thomas Moran, Contributions by Esra Akcan, Contributions by Aaron Betsky, Contributions by Ljiljana Blagojevic, Contributions by Edward Burtynsky, Contributions by Matthew Coolidge, Contributions by CLUI, Contributions by Gillian Darley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 185
    Width: 229 mm
    Height: 305 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780262512251
    ISBN 10: 0262512254
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25850
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WTL, AM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Abridged Dewey: 720
    LC classification: NA
    B&T General Subject: 130
    DC22: 720
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 04
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005000, ARC001000
    Thema V1.0: AM, WTL
    Illustrations note
    160 b&w illus.
    Publisher
    MIT Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    MIT Press
    Publication date
    09 January 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    Gabrielle Brainard is a graduate of the Yale School of Architecture and a practicing architect. Rustam Mehta is a graduate of the Yale School of Architecture and a practicing architect. Thomas Moran is a graduate of the Yale School of Architecture and a practicing architect.