The Metapolis Dictionary of Advanced Architecture – City, Technology and Society in the Information Age (Actar, 2008) gives a dictionary-like overlook towards the essential concepts and themes of 21st-century architecture. The book has been compiled by Manuel Gausa, Vincent Guallart, Willy Müller, Federico Soriano, Fernando Porras, and José Murales.
In the format of a selective dictionary of cross-referenced terms, Metapolis identifies a new architectural will within the contemporary social and cultural panorama. It contributes to a global vision of the emerging new architectural action that participates in advanced cultureâ and visual art disciplines and technology. The book speaks of an architecture inscribed in the information society and influenced by the new technologies, the new economy, environmental concerns and individual interests. The diversity of authors and works is invaluable for the generational intersections in theory discourse.
The text is in English. The entries are richly illustrated with photographs, renderings, architectural drawings, and other visual material.
We have one unused copy from the publisher’s backlist available.