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Art & Architecture 2013 Catalog.

Art & Architecture 2013 Catalog.

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2 The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts3 Architecture4 POINT: Essays on Architecture5 Visual Culture8 Essays in the Arts9 American 10 Museum Studies 11 Photography 12 Modern 13 Renaissance & Baroque 14 Medieval 15 Ancient & Islamic 16 The Institute for the Study of the AncientWorld at New York University 16 Asian 18 British 19 French 20 National Gallery of Art, Systematic Catalogues 22 Department of Art & Archaeology,Princeton University 24 The Robert Lehman Collection at theMetropolitan Museum of Art 25 Index/Order Form
CONTENTS
NEW
Fit
An Architects Manifesto
Robert Geddes
“In this elegant little book, mixing aphorism and example, Robert Geddes argues for theimportance of ‘making it t’ and shows us the many ways of doing this. His manifesto isboth provocation and enlightenment.”—Michael Walzer, Institute for Advanced Study“Robert Geddes has written a lucid, perceptive, and wise book about the fundamental ele-ments of architecture, including the basic needs that it addresses, as well as the wide rangeof architectural approaches and styles available to the designer and practitioner today.—Neil Rudenstine, president emeritus, Harvard University
Fit 
is a book about architecture and society that seeks to fundamentally change howarchitects and the public think about the task of design. Distinguished architect andurbanist Robert Geddes argues that buildings, landscapes, and cities should be designedto t: t the purpose, t the place, t future possibilities. Fit replaces old paradigms, suchas form follows function, and less is more, by recognizing that the relationship betweenarchitecture and society is a true dialogue—dynamic, complex, and, if carried out withknowledge and skill, richly rewarding.With a tip of the hat to John Dewey,
Fit 
explores architecture aswe experience it. Geddes starts with questions: Why do we de-sign where we live and work? Why do we not just live in nature,or in chaos? Why does society care about architecture? Whydoes it really matter?
Fit 
answers these questions through a freshexamination of the basic purposes and elements of architec-ture—beginning in nature, combining function and expression,and leaving a legacy of form.Robert Geddes is dean emeritus of the Princeton School of Archi-tecture; Henry Luce Professor Emeritus of Architecture, Urbanism,and History at New York University; and a fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities and the National Academy of Design.
2012. 144 pages. 10 color illus. 4 x 8.Pa: 978-0-691-15575-3 $19.95 | £13.95
Cover image is courtesy of and copyright © Otakar Mrkvička, frontispiece for Jaroslav Seifert, Samá láska (Love Itself). Prague: Večernice, 1923. Also from
Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century 
by Derek Sayer on page 5.
 
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NEW
Weiwei-isms
Ai Weiwei
Edited by Larry Warsh
“Ai Weiwei is unquestionably one of the most impor-tant artists of our time. His practice encompasses theproduction of objects, the circulation of information,and politics in a manner that is absolutely unique. Thisworthy compilation of short quotations will introduce abroad audience to his thought and activism, and makesclear the scope and span of this truly global artist.—David Joselit, author of 
 After Art 
“First, there was Confucius. Then, the sayings of Chair-man Mao. And now the pithy, ironic, and humorousinsights of Ai Weiwei. I thoroughly enjoyed reading thiscollection, which reects a well-developed philosophyas well as a keen understanding of the Chinese Com-munist system.—Jerome A. Cohen, New York University This collection of quotes demonstrates the elegant sim-plicity of Ai Weiwei’s thoughts on key aspects of his art,politics, and life. A master at communicating powerfulideas in astonishingly few words, Ai Weiwei is knownfor his innovative use of social media to disseminate hisviews. The short quotations presented here have beencarefully selected from articles, tweets, and interviewsgiven by this acclaimed Chinese artist and activist. The book is organized into six categories: freedom of expression; art and activism; government, power, andmoral choices; the digital world; history, the historicalmoment, and the future; and personal reections. Together, these quotes span some of the most reveal-ing moments of Ai Weiwei’s eventful career—fromhis risky investigation into student deaths in the2008 Sichuan earthquake to his arbitrary arrest in2011—providing a window into the mind of one of the world’s most electrifying andcourageous contemporary artists.Ai Weiwei is one of China’s most inuential and inspiring gures. Artist, architect, curator,and activist, he has been an outspoken critic of the Chinese government’s stance on hu-man rights and democracy. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, the Guang-zhou Triennial, Tate Modern, the Smithsonian, and other venues throughout the world.
2012. 152 pages. 2 halftones. 4 x 5.Cl: 978-0-691-15766-5 $12.95 | £8.95
“The art always wins. Any-thing can happen to me,but the art will stay.” (47)
Ai-Weiwei

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