Fame is the lifeblood of architecture.Throughout history fame has motivated architects and their clients to build ever more ambitious schemes.In recent years, the power of the media and the force of celebrity have intensified this.Some kind of public rofile or degree of publicity has become essential to any thriving architectural practice.Fame and Architecture examines the dynamics behind the fame game in architecture, examining it from a historical perspective, its impact on education and the way in which contemporary architects negotiate it. This outstanding issue also includes interviews with world famous architects including Lord Foster of Thames Bank.
Table of Contents
Editorial (Helen Castle).
Introduction (Julia Chance and Torsten
Part 1: Investigating the Relationships
between Architecture and Fame.
Some Thoughts on Fame and the Institution of
Architecture (David Dunster).
Fame versus Celebrity (Charles Jencks
interviewed by Julia Chance).
The Architect, Conspicuousness and the Part
Played by Fame (Royston Landau).
Part 2: Contemporary Architects and their
Negotiation with Fame.
Functional Icons (Charles Jencks in
Conversation with Lord Foster).
It is not that difficult to become famous if
you really want to (Sean Griffiths of FAT in
Conversation with Torsten Schmiedeknecht).
High-Tech Knights (Jeremy Melvin).
Breaking all Taboos (John Outram in
Conversation with Helen Castle).
The Face of Jacques Herzog (Julia Chance.
Part 3: The Making Famous of Place through
the Creation of a Building.
Fame + Ruins (Heinz Schutz).
Word of Mouth (Diller + Scofidio in
Conversation with Jayne Merkel).
Life in the Afternoon (Paul Davies).
Part 4: Education and Fame.
Fame and Fortunes in Architectural Pedagogy
Part 5: Architecture and Fame in the Course
Architecture in Vogue (Jamie Scott).
Heinrich Klotz and Postmodernism in Germany
Fables of Visibility (Pierluigi Serraino).
Fame + Frank Lloyd Wright (Howard Martin).
Building Profile: The Church of Santa Maria
in Marco de Canavezes (Jeremy Melvin).
Practice Profile: SHoP / Sharples Holden
Pasquarelli (Craig Kellogg).
Highlights from Wiley-Academy.