Points + Lines: Diagrams and Projects for a City (Princeton Architectural Press, 1999) by Stan Allen outlines postminimalist urban strategies.
With Points + Lines: Diagrams and Projects for the City, influential architect and theorist Stan Allen proposes a series of new architectural strategies for the contemporary city. Organized in the form of a user’s manual, it juxtaposes texts outlining Allen’s theoretical principles with his projects, in which those principles are demonstrated in practice. Finding inspiration in the artistic minimalism and postminimalism of the 1970s, Allen uses the city’s vitality and infrastructure to support projects that reflect and augment the urban experience. Included in this volume are three essays by Allen along with six projects, including his designs for the Cardiff Bay Opera House in Wales, the Museo del Prado in Madrid, the Souks of Beirut, the Logistical Activities Zone of Barcelona, the Korean-American Museum of Art in Los Angeles, and the National Diet Library in Kansai Kan, Japan. Allen’s work is introduced by K. Michael Hays; R.E. Somol provides an afterword. In addition, the book contains a complete, illustrated chronology of Allen’s projects.
– Points + Lines: Diagrams and Projects for the City, book description from the back cover
The text is in English. The book is illustrated with black-and-white photographs, architectural drawings, and diagrams.
Our copy in stock is in good condition. The pages are clean; the glueing of the binding is fine. The covers show only some slight shelf wear; there is an old price tag on the back cover.