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Uniform Title Terre est une architecture. English
Title The earth is an architecture / publishers, Pierre Alain Trévelo, Antoine Viger-Kohler ; authors, Pierre Alain Trévelo [and six others] ; English translation, Simon Pleasance
Edition First edition
Published Leipzig : Spector Books, 2021


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Description 207 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Summary A history of architecture as planetary sculpture. Since the dawn of humankind, our planet has been profoundly affected by the exponential increase in the world's population. Having gone from being a flat disc to a sphere in the conception of our species, the Earth is now architecture. This does not mean that it has been superseded by architecture but rather that the two are inextricably linked by a common destiny. This intercontinental epic traces the history of terrestrial infrastructure, from the mythological works of giants to those of human origin. Five chapters explore the fundamental conditions on which the actual infrastructure is based, opening the way to new architectural fictions. The book is published to coincide with the 17th Venice International Architecture Biennale in 2020
Notes Translated from the original French
Catalog of an exhibition held at 17th Venice International Architecture Biennale in 2021, Italy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
SUBJECT International Architectural Exhibition (17th : 2021 : Venice, Italy). French Pavilion -- Exhibitions
Subject Architecture and history -- Exhibitions
Architecture -- History -- Exhibitions
Architecture -- History -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions
Earth construction -- History -- Exhibitions
Earth construction -- History -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions
Architecture and history.
Earth construction.
Genre/Form History.
Pictorial works.
Author Trévelo, Pierre Alain, 1973- editor, author
Viger-Kohler, Antoine, 1973- editor, author
Pleasance, Simon, translator
TVK, issuing body
International Architectural Exhibition (17th : 2021 : Venice, Italy), host institution
ISBN 9783959053723