Architecture Unbound: A Century of the Disruptive Avant-Garde
By Joseph Giovannini
Rizzoli International, 2021
Joseph Giovannini has crafted a not-so-gentle-manifesto against modern architecture, celebrating those who broke the mold of the International style. Fifty years ago in 1966, Robert Venturi published his gentle manifesto, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, which became the Bible of postmodernism. Giovannini has instead focused his new book, Architecture Unbound: A Century of the Disruptive Avant-Garde on the work of a select few architects who have dominated the last five decades by breaking the orthogonal grid of Modernist architecture.
His introduction begins with a two-page spread of Stanley Tigerman’s 1978 collage, The
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