GA Document 1970–1980 Special Issue 1 captures the architectural developments in the turbulent decade of the 1970s. The issue features projects by Alvar Aalto, Louis I Kahn, Mario Botta, James Stirling, Venturi & Rauch, Aldo van Eyck, Piano + Rogers, Aldo Rossi, Hans Hollein, Frank O. Gehry & Associates, Peter Eisenman, Arata Isozaki, Carlo Scarpa, Helmut Jahn and many others. The guest critic is Robert A. M. Stern.
In 1970 architecture was abstract; Content with the presentation of the facts of its own making; the process of building predominant over the symbol intended. Society was in turmoil; young architects calling for an architecture as open and complex as the culture itself. Today, architecture is onwce again not only the matter of syntax but one of symbol – of the representation of ideas not inherent to the building process but fundamental to the building art. The diversity of our expressive modern results in a beautiful cacophony.
— Robert A. M. Stern, Notes on American architecture in the waning of the Petroleum Era. In: GA Document 1970–1980 Special Issue 1, p. 11.
The copy currently in our stock is in good condition. The pages are clean; the glueing of the binding is fine. The covers show only some minor signs of shelf wear and use. The first pages has been stamped by the previous owner.