Writing and Seeing Architecture – Forward
Author: Deborah Hauptmann
Co-Author: Christian de Portzamparc & Philippe Sollers
Published: University of Minnesota Press, 2008
Writing and Seeing Architecture unveils a candid conversation between Christian de Portzamparc, celebrated French architect, and influential theorist Philippe Sollers that challenges us to see the analogous nature of writing and architecture. Their fascinating discussion offers a renewal of visionary architectural thinking by invoking past literary ideals that sought to liberate society through the reinvention of writing itself.
Hauptmann’s forward begins: “Let us begin at the consciousness of speaking, at this reciprocal contamination of the words and the means, where that which writes must first see (voir ecrire)” .Show all architecture books