Год издания: 2005
Издатель: Frances Lincoln
Количество страниц: 224
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A new type of architecture has emerged in the last ten years: the iconic landmark building, which challenges the traditional architectural monument. In the past, public buildings expressed shared meaning and conveyed it through well-known conventions. Today the global landmark has a more difficult task. Driven by social and commercial forces, and the need for instant fame, it has to be an amazing piece of surreal sculpture and something that appeals to a diverse audience: at once provocative and practical and without the past justifications that religion and ideology provided. Such contrary demands drive the architect toward a new convention: the enigmatic signifier. This curious sign suggests many meanings without naming any of them. The most publicized version of the genre, Frank Gehry's New Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, 1997, became an instant media event that forced competitors on to the field. The Bilbao Effect has led to a series of further landmark buildings by architects...