Event-cities by Bernard Tschumi, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Bernard Tschumi was born in of French-Swiss parentage. He designs tend to affirm the random disorderliness of the city and, in the. An exhibition of the work of the architect Bernard Tschumi is the second in the Event-Cities () is being published by MIT Press to coincide with the.

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Using different modes of notation ranging from rough models to sophisticated computer-generated images and testing various means to inscribe the movement of bodies in space, Tschumi reveals the complexities of the architectural process and the rich texture of architectural events that define berrnard nature of urban reality.

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The Manhattan Transcripts Architecture is not simply about space and form, but also bernare eventaction, and what happens in space. They are examined through the prism of other volumes, recombined and recomposed. In his later writings he claimed that space is created by an event taking place within it Tschumi, By incorporating an existing building of a disparate type into a new design, as in Le Fresnoy National Studio of Contemporary Art, the architect creates multiple historic layers within one structure.

He transcribes episodes of city experience using photographs and architectural drawings plans, diagrams, axonometric projections. Architecture activates space through the movement of bodies.


The installation, designed with the architect, reinforces the uneasy relationship between the precision of architecture and the instability of day-to-day life. Developed in the late ’70s, they proposed to transcribe an architectural interpretation of reality.

For access to motion picture film stills please contact the Film Study Center. In contrast to the healthy square are dark, black and white photographs used to describe the event in architecture.

For licensing motion picture film footage it is advised to apply directly to the copyright holders. Square almost stands for an equal of normality. Here, architecture is a means of communication, defined by the movement as well as by the walls and an intertextual experience; it becomes a discourse of events and spaces. The Manhattan Transcripts are a book of architecture and not about it.


If you would like to publish text from MoMA’s archival materials, please fill out this permission form and send to archives moma. Part 2 Architectural urbanism: Feedback This record is a work in progress. He is looking for a dynamic definition of architecture and experience of urban space.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Description This work presents an original selection of Bernard Tschumi’s most recent architectural projects, which are at the centre of polemics on architecture and cities today.

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Drawings are for Tshumi both; a key means and a limitation of architectural inquiries. Xities objective here is not to arrive at a building. If you have additional information or spotted an error, please send feedback to digital moma. He then uses the square as a unit of event, a frame of experience, subverting this highly architectural symbol for the purpose of his theory.

Event and Movement in Architecture

If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication or moma. Other books in this series. In some projects, including Le Fresnoy, video or film projections are integrated into the structures to further the sense of dislocation. If you notice an error, please contact us at digital moma. The dominant theme of The Transcripts is a set of tschumj among use, form, and social values; the non-coincidence between meaning and being, movement and space, man and object was the starting condition of the work.

The Transcripts are a means of putting this experience on paper. Models are suspended from cables, while video images of human activity underscore the importance of events in defining architectural space.

By going beyond the conventional ciies of use and programThe Transcripts used their tentative format to explore unlikely confrontations. Selena Savic researcher, architect,theorist of infrastructures, designer of interactive objects.

Table of contents Part 1 Planning strategies: