For most of his career, architect Mario Gandelsonas has been exploring the American city through his writings, designs, lectures, and, above all, through a series of remarkable analytical drawings. X-Urbanism raises questions about the form of the city by examining various configurations of urban space, analyzing them in ways that blur the traditional opposition between figure and ground. This title serves as a visual lexicon of the formal properties of American urbanism-fabric, void, grid, wall-that reveal the hidden structure of the cities New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, New Haven, Des Moines, and Atlantic City. In the process, X-Urbanism confounds our expectations: it shows us the subtle order of chaotic Los Angeles, and the disruptions of New York's rigorous grid.
X-Urbanism carefully reproduces Gandelsonas's drawings, which range from crisp, elegant pen-and-ink to colorful computer renderings and are as beautiful as they are instructive.
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Mario Gandelsonas is a professor of architecture at Princeton University who has also taught at Yale, the University of Illinois, Harvard University, and the Rhode Island School of Design. His New York-based design practice with Diana AgrReview :
"...a new book by architect, educator, and theorist Mario Gandelsonas provides a useful framework for thinking about cities in unprecedented ways. His new way of envisioning urban form is particularly welcome now that the New York City Zonning Resolution is being revised, because the proposed changes concern mass, height and architectural character. Gandelsonas' book entitled X-Urbanism, Architecture of the American City, approaches the subject with all those factors in mind." -- Oculus
What is X-Urbanism? It is the city that cannot be named, the city outside the city and the city with that certain something. It is a historical, virtual, infinite and now. What a great concept. When I opened the package containing this book I thought: "This is a beautiful object. What a great cover."
Then I started to read... I realised we came from different planets. Like most readers of Building Design, I suspect, I am too immersed in the European tradition of the textual/textural city and life lived on the street to be able to comment on X-Urbanism. But here goes. -- Building Design
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