Thirteen issues of the central design review and record of events within the New York architecture and design community, issues ranging from 8 to 20 pp. each, under the editorial direction of Andrew McNair and Craig Owens, covering topics including a Le Corbusier exhibition at MOMA, the development of the NYC subway map, Radio City Music Hall, Richard Meier's Atheneum, Philip Johnson's AT&T Building, I.M. Pei, the Piranesi exhibit at the National Gallery, Ron Herron and Peter Cook, Rouben Ter-Arutunian, Gunnar Asplund, the new U.S. National Tennis Center, Frank Gehry at P.S.1, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Robert Venturi, Austrian design, Cesar Pelli, Arata Isozaki, and many others. Illustrated throughout. Folio. Orig. self-wrpps. New York (The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies) 1978-1980.
The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies was founded in 1967 by Peter Eisenman, a "high modernist" or "deconstructive" architect and one of the "New York Five" together with Michael Graves, Charles Gwathmey, John Hejduk, and Richard Meier. From the outset, the Institute attracted an impressive roster of forward-thinking architects and scholars, and in 1973 began hosting an undergraduate educational program. The Institute published the journal "Oppositions" from 1973 to 1984, with important theoretical and critical essays by leading minds, along with "Skyline" which took more of a tabloid format and featured listings, news, and gossip about the architectural scene in New York. The issues included in this collection comprise: April-June 1978, August-December 1978, January 1979, March-May 1979, and April 1980. Book ID: 48835