Architecture & Beauty: a troubled relationship (September 15, 2010)

Yael Reisner discusses her book Architecture and Beauty: Conversations with Architects about a Troubled Relationship, and briefly introduces panelists Hernan Diaz Alonso, Frank O. Gehry, Greg Lynn, Thom Mayne, Eric Owen Moss, and Sir Peter Cook.

Hernan Diaz-Alonso, Frank Gehry, Greg Lynn, Thom Mayne, Eric Owen Moss, Sir Peter Cook and moderator Yael Reisner discuss the Patrik Schumacher lecture two days earlier, in which argued that parametric design was the “new unified, epochal style for the 21st century.”

The panelists debate whether beauty is essential to architecture or not, highlighting their different attitudes toward visual culture and self-expression.

The panelists respond to comments from the audience.

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