Todd Gannon, José Oubrerie & Jeffrey Kipnis book signing (January 17, 2014)

Todd Gannon begins the conversation by describing the essays by Jeffery Kipnis collected in A Question of Qualities, and the texts by different authors he edited in Et in Suburbia Ego: José Oubrerie’s Miller House as examples of the trend in architectural writing away from argument toward storytelling. Kipnis describes Oubrerie’s wide-ranging erudition and honesty. Oubrerie discusses the importance of openness. Kipnis argues that after the most amazing period of architectural invention, people are just beginning to learn how to write about architecture. He characterizes his own writing as bring buildings to life. They respond to audience comments and questions regarding the Miller House, criticism as performance, and architecture as performance.

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