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Book Talk with Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio and Ed Dimendberg

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Book Talk with Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio and Ed Dimendberg
Friday, May 10th
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Center for Architecture (536 LaGuardia Place, New York City)


Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio will present their most recent book, Lincoln Center Inside Out: An Architectural Account (Damiani, 2013). Over the past decade, Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), in close collaboration with FXFOWLE, Beyer Blinder Belle and Lincoln Center's leadership, has transformed the 50-year-old modernist citadel into a porous and democratic campus. This visually rich publication is the first comprehensive book to feature the extensive redevelopment in its entirety. The book details DS+R's interpretation of the modernist project after several generations of social and political change. Through a combination of photographs, drawings, renderings, archival records and texts, the book describes the innovative strategies that have dissolved the public/private divide and effectively turned the campus inside-out, extending the spectacle of the performance halls into the Center's mute public spaces and surrounding streets. Conceived as a cross between an art book, a scholarly record and an architectural diary, this publication demonstrates how the recent redesign both respects and challenges preconceived notions about Lincoln Center and its ongoing role as a cultural hub in an ever-changing city.

The architects will be joined by Edward Dimendberg, author of Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Architecture after Images (University of Chicago Press, 2013), the first full-length comprehensive monograph on the architects, based on interviews with them, their clients, and collaborators as well as unprecedented access to unpublished documents, sketchbook entries, and archival records. Dimendberg reveals how DS+R continue to expand the definition of architecture,question the nature of space and vision in contemporary culture, and produce work that is endlessly surprising and rewarding, from New York’s High Line to Blur, an artificial cloud, and Facsimile, a video screen that moves around a building facade. He suggests how the fascination of the architects with evolving forms of media, technology, and building materials has produced works that unsettle distinctions among architecture and other media.

Free for AIA Members and $10 for Non Members

The link for the event is: http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&evtid=5511