Panel Discussion & Book Signing: Et in Suburbia Ego, José Oubrerie’s Miller House & A Question of Qualities by Jeff Kipnis
SCI-Arc hosts a panel discussion and book signing with Todd Gannon, José Oubrerie and Jeffrey Kipnis to celebrate two recently published books: Et in Suburbia Ego, José Oubrerie’s Miller House, edited and featuring an intro by Todd Gannon, and A Question of Qualities, a collection of essays by Jeffrey Kipnis.
Et in Suburbia Ego: José Oubrerie’s Miller House gathers new commentary and interpretation by leading voices in contemporary architecture including Jeffrey Kipnis, Kenneth Frampton, and Douglas Graf alongside a wealth of newly commissioned photographs and never-before-published drawings and models from Oubrerie’s archive which documents the house at a level of detail not normally seen in architectural monographs.
Jeff Kipnis’s deft integration of art, critical theory, philosophy, pop culture, classical music, and science—what the volume’s editor Alexander Maymind calls “ancillary material”—into a rigorous architectural theory and criticism makes A Question of Qualities an exemplar of a new way to write about architecture. Kipnis transcends the fractious intellectual climate in architecture, stepping outside the boundaries mandated by the vast specialized criteria that the discipline now claims to address. The essays in this volume demonstrate a style of writing that is not so much about architecture as it is an affect of architecture itself.
Friday, January 17, 2014
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
960 E. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, California
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