Knowlton School Publishes Source Books in Architecture 10: Stan Allen / Four Projects

The Knowlton School announces the publication of the tenth title in its Source Books in Architecture Series, Stan Allen / Four Projects. Source Books in Architecture is a product of the Herbert Baumer seminars, a series of interactions between students and seminal practitioners at the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University. Stan Allen was the 2012-13 Herbert Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor.

Benjamin Wilke, editor of the Source Books in Architecture series, indicates the focus of this book has a slightly expanded focus. Rather than focus on a single project, this book documents projects that were discussed during Allen’s seminar as well as the theoretical position that Allen began to articulate with Field Conditions in 1996. Wilke states, “Field Conditions has continued to provide an opportunity to test a set of ideas against contemporary stresses and concerns. This book is a record of the recent results in this line of argumentation, exploration, and refinement.”

Stan Allen is an architect working in New York and George Dutton ’27 Professor of Architecture at Princeton University. From 2002 to 2012 he was Dean of the School of Architecture at Princeton. He holds degrees from Brown University, The Cooper Union, and Princeton. His architectural firm SAA/Stan Allen Architect has realized buildings and urban projects in the United States, South America, and Asia. Responding to the complexity of the modern city in creative ways, Stan Allen has developed an extensive catalog of innovative design strategies, in particular looking at field theory, landscape architecture and ecology as models to revitalize the practice of architecture. Since 2008, he has received 3 P/A Awards and 5 AIA Awards, as well as the John Hejduk Award from the Cooper Union and an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work is published in Points + Lines: Diagrams and Projects for the City, (2001) and his essays in Practice: Architecture, Technique and Representation (2008). Landform Building: Architecture’s New Terrain was published in 2011.

Source Books in Architecture offer an alternative to the traditional architecture monograph. The work of a distinguished practitioner is documented with sketches, models, renderings, working drawings, and photographs at a level of detail that allows a complete and careful study of the project from its conception of design and construction. The graphic component is accompanied by commentary from the architect and critics that further explore both the technical and cultural content of the work in question.

This publication is made possible in part from the Barr Ferree Foundation for Publications and the Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University.

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