Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe (April 4, 1990)

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Michael Rotondi introduces Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe as a painter as well as a critical theorist and teacher.

Gilbert-Rolfe discusses intersections. He makes an analogy between postmodernism and the fluid flow of movement on the freeway. He compares the work of Frank Gehry’s Loyola Law School and Mies van der Rohe’s modernist grid, citing differences in organization and circulation.

Gilbert-Rolfe discusses the intersection within the field of architect. Rolfe explains that the sign of the intersection is a reaction of the discipline of architecture to its own history as an art form, specifically the poetics of construction. He states that the language of building must change in order to serve a building’s presentation rather than its construction and essence.

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