Diller and Scofidio of DS + R and Ed Dimenberg
Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, AIA will present their book Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Lincoln Center Inside Out: An Architectural Account (Damiani, 2013). Over the past eight years, Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), in close collaboration with FXFOWLE, Beyer Blinder Belle and Lincoln Center’s leadership, has transformed the 50-year-old modernist citadel into a porous and democratic campus.
This visually rich document is the first comprehensive book to feature the extensive redevelopment in its entirety. The book details DS+R’s interpretation of the modernist project after several generations of social and political change. Through a combination of photographs, drawings, renderings, archival records and texts, the book describes the innovative strategies that have dissolved the public/private divide and effectively turned the campus inside-out, extending the spectacle of the performance halls into the Center’s mute public spaces and surrounding streets. Conceived as a cross between an art book, a scholarly record and an architectural diary, this publication demonstrates how the recent redesign both respects and challenges preconceived notions about Lincoln Center and its ongoing role as a cultural hub in an ever-changing city.
The architects will be joined by Edward Dimendberg, author of Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Architecture after Images (University of Chicago Press, 2013), the first full-length comprehensive monograph on the architects, based on interviews with them, their clients, and collaborators as well as unprecedented access to unpublished documents, sketchbook entries, and archival records. Dimendberg reveals how DS+R continue to expand the definition of architecture,question the nature of space and vision in contemporary culture, and produce work that is endlessly surprising and rewarding, from New York’s High Line to Blur, an artificial cloud, and Facsimile, a video screen that moves around a building facade. He suggests how the fascination of the architects with evolving forms of media, technology, and building materials has produced works that unsettle distinctions among architecture and other media.
Friday, May 10, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY
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