Gordon Matta Clark Anarchitect eBook ☆ Gordon Matta

Undoing is just as much a democratic right as doing Gordon Matta Clark This revealing book looks at the groundbreaking work of Gordon Matta Clark 1943 1978 whose socially conscious practice blurred the boundaries between contemporary art and architecture After completing a degree in architecture at Cornell University Matta Clark returned to his home city of New York There he employed the term anarchitecture combining anarchy and architecture to describe the site specific works he initially realized in the South Bronx The borough's many abandoned buildings the result of economic decline and middle class flight served as Matta Clark's raw material His series Cuts dissected these structures performing an anatomical study of the ravaged urban landscape Moving from New York to Paris with Conical Intersect a piece that became emblematic of artistic protest Matta Clark applied this same method to a pair of 17th century row houses slated for demolition as a result of the Centre Pompidou's construction This compelling volume grounds Matta Clark's practice against the framework of architectural and urban history stressing his pioneering activist inspired approach as well as his contribution to the nascent fields of social practice and relational aestheticsUndoing is just as much a democratic right as doing Gordon Matta Clark This revealing book looks at the groundbreaking work of Gordon Matta Clark 1943 1978 whose socially conscious practice blurred the boundaries between contemporary art and architecture After completing a degree in architecture at Cornell University Matta Clark returned to his home city of New York There he employed the term anarchitecture combining anarchy and architecture to describe the site specific works he initially realized in the South Bronx The borough's many abandoned buildings the result of economic decline and middle class flight served as Matta Clark's raw material His series Cuts dissected these structures performing an anatomical study of the ravaged urban landscape Moving from New York to Paris with Conical Intersect a piece that became emblematic of artistic protest Matta Clark applied this same method to a pair of 17th century row houses slated for demolition as a result of the Centre Pompidou's construction This compelling volume grounds Matta Clark's practice against the framework of architectural and urban history stressing his pioneering activist inspired approach as well as his contribution to the nascent fields of social practice and relational aestheticsUndoing is just as much a democratic right as doing Gordon Matta Clark This revealing book looks at the groundbreaking work of Gordon Matta Clark 1943 1978 whose socially conscious practice blurred the boundaries between contemporary art and architecture After completing a degree in architecture at Cornell University Matta Clark returned to his home city of New York There he employed the term anarchitecture combining anarchy and architecture to describe the site specific works he initially realized in the South Bronx The borough's many abandoned buildings the result of economic decline and middle class flight served as Matta Clark's raw material His series Cuts dissected these structures performing an anatomical study of the ravaged urban landscape Moving from New York to Paris with Conical Intersect a piece that became emblematic of artistic protest Matta Clark applied this same method to a pair of 17th century row houses slated for demolition as a result of the Centre Pompidou's construction This compelling volume grounds Matta Clark's practice against the framework of architectural and urban history stressing his pioneering activist inspired approach as well as his contribution to the nascent fields of social practice and relational aesthetics