CENTER 19: Curtains
CURTAINS was a multi-site installation and exhibition designed to explore the use of fabrics in contemporary art and architecture-not in the form of rigid tensile structures, nor in the form of cladding or upholstery, but in their more relaxed, natural forms: curtains associated with windows, yes, but also defining and activating spaces indoors and out, billowing overhead as canopies, catching and using wind like sails, creating shade, diffusing light, holding color in their folds, filtering views, absorbing sound, showing the wind, and making theater of the everyday.
This volume of CENTER aims to inspire openness to curtains and their kin in the hope that this will help rejuvenate the art of architecture. An openness that will help designers to move on to an architecture that is more resource efficient, more technologically sophisticated, and less stylistically dogmatic, an architecture more embracing of humanity and truly interested in the possibilities of dwelling.
CENTERLINE 8: Mining Location J.O. 180: Experimental Buildings at Shoal Lake
A lake house holds a special place in the psyche of Canadian culture that often times grounds itself in its wealth of extant wilderness and pioneering roots. Such campsites are part of a tradition and serve as stepping-stones to a natural world. Indeed, despite their occasional inhabitation, the experiences of a lake house are frequently given a primary place in our memory-standing in contrast to our increasingly urban lives.
O'Neil Ford Monograph 5: Philharmonie, Hans Scharoun
The Archive of Hans Scharoun is one of the most voluminous bequests of the Architectural Archive of the Akademie der Kunste, Berlin. Scharoun donated almost 18,000 drawings, photographs, autographs, correspondence, and models tot he Akademie shortly before his death in 1972--including the charge to guard his copyright interests. Internationally, his built work is considered among the most significant of the 20th century. Like few others, Hans Scharoun has studied the diversity of architectural forms and developed an architecture of unique expression with rigorous consistency. His concert hall for the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra made a contribution to architectural history that until today has remained without parallel.
O'Neil Ford Duograph 5: Paraguay
Benitez and Corvalan build space whose material quality, lighting, and colors stimulate the senses, spaces on a scale that evokes feelings of shelter and security, as well as astonishment and surprise; spaces that do not fob off the fear of an uncertain future with the same old cliche, but seek to allay it intelligently, transparently, and comprehensibly. They tell us not only what sustainability could actually look like, but also what it feels like, what it sounds like, and what it smells like, and ultimately what it really means.
The Center's proudest production is the award-winning book series, CENTER:Architecture and Design in America. Each volume is a forward-looking, serious exploration of current themes in architecture by some of the country's top authors and architects.
- CENTER 17: Space & Psyche
- CENTER 16: Latitudes
(2012), ISBN 978-0-934951-12-8
- CENTER 15: Divinity, Creativity, Complexity
(2010), ISBN 978-0-934951-11-1
- CENTER 14: On Landscape Urbanism
(2007), ISBN 0-93451-04-7
- CENTER 12/13: The Good Building/Pressing Style
(2003), ISBN 0-93451-04-7
- CENTER 11: Value 2
(1998), ISBN 0-934951-02-0
- CENTER 10: Value
(1997), ISBN 0-292-71200-6
- CENTER 9: Regarding the Proper
(1995), ISBN 0-292-71176-X
- CENTER 8: Dwelling: Social Life, Buildings, and the Spaces Between Them
(1993), ISBN 0-292-71163-8
- CENTER 7: The Final Decade: Architectural Issues for the 1990s and Beyond
(1992), ISBN 0-8478-5553-8
- CENTER 6: Architecture vs. Planning: Collision and Collaboration in the Design of American Cities
(1990), ISBN 0-8478-5492-2
- CENTER 5: Modernist Visions and the Contemporary American City
(1989), ISBN 0-8478-5491-4
- CENTER 4: Buildings and Reality: Architecture in the Age of Information
(1988), ISBN 0-8478-5484-1
- CENTER 3: New Regionalism
(1987), ISBN 0-8478-5453-1
- CENTER 2: Ah, Meditteranean! Twentieth Century Classicism in America
(1986), ISBN 0-8478-5414-0
- CENTER 1: Architecture for the Emerging American City
(1985), ISBN 0-8478-5396-9
The CENTERLINE series
With volumes alike only in format (8" x 8"), the Centerline series prints essays on and around architecture, too good to be published commercially, important maybe, and interesting always.
- Centerline 7: Sao Paolo: Reasons for Architecture
(2011), ISBN 978-0-934951-16-6
- Centerline 6: buildingstudio — BUILDING
(2012), ISBN 978-0-934951-15-9
- Centerline 5: Academic Practice
(2011), ISBN 978-0-935941-13-5
- Centerline 4: Drawing on Uncertainty
(2008), ISBN 978-0-934951-09-8
- Centerline 3: Rome Sojourn
(2008), ISBN 978-0-934951-09-8
- Centerline 2: God, Creativity, and Evolution
(2008), ISBN 978-0-934951-08-1
- Centerline 1: Dance Halls of Central Texas
(2005), ISBN 0-934951-05-5
The O'Neil Ford Monograph Series
Discovering and rediscovering fine modern architecture around the world, the architecture discussed in both of the O'Neil Ford series are documented with rigor, commented upon with insight, and designed with clarity.
- O'NFM 1: Bouca Residents Association Housing
(2008), ISBN 978-3-8030-0684-4
- O'NFM 2: St. Petri Church
(2008), ISBN 978-3-8030-0698-1
- O'NFM 3: Fassianos' Building, Kyriakos Krokos
(2010), ISBN 978-3-8030-0718-6
- O'NFM 4: Banco de Londres y America del Sud: SEPRA and Clorindo Testa
(2012) ISBN-10: 3803007402
The O'Neil Ford Duograph Series
- O'NFD 1: Chile - House, Crypt
(2008), ISBN 978-3-8030-0685-1
- O'NFD 2: Brazil - House in Rio Bonito, House in Santa Teresa
(2009) ISBN 978-3-8030-0699-8
- O'NFD 3: Argentina-Altamira Building, Florencia Raigal House
(2010), ISBN 978-3-8030-0719-3
- O'NFD 4: Mexico: Ajijic House, CB29 Apartments
(2012), ISBN-10: 3803007410
- O'NFD 5: Paraguay: ABU & FONT HOUSE, SURUBÍ HOUSE
(2013), ISBN-10: 3803007593 |
Other CENTER publications
- Transit, Land Use and Urban Form, edited by Wayne Attoe, The University of Texas Press, 1988. Out of print.
- Harwell Hamilton Harris, exhibition catalog, by Lisa Germany, Center for the Study of American Architecture, 1985. Limited quantities available.
- TRACES & TRAJECTORIES: The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture at 100