London: St Martin's Press, 1992. First edition. Oversized Paperback. Quarto, pp. 144, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color drawings. Very Good. Item #20770
Lebbeus Woods' architecture is one of continual research. His drawings are propositions of new ways of living, rather than merely new ways of building. This monograph illustrates the range of Woods' ideas. The projects featured here are from the 1980s, but have been developed over a whole career, and include the Zagreb Free Zone and Berlin Free Zone designs as well as the earlier projects such as Four Cities and Centricity. Together with texts by the architect, they show an architecture informed by science and politics. The force behind the images, models and installations is immense, illustrating an architecture instrumental to the processes of experimentation, change and freedom. From the Old House Journal reference library.