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Based in New York, Michael Sorkin is one of the most talked-about and
controversial architects working today. A critical and polemical (yet humorous)
voice in contemporary culture, he is a highly respected and internationally
known architect, writer, and lecturer. His previous books contained his
critical writings, and he has never published a complete volume on his
architecture and design projects until now.
The projects of Michael Sorkin Studio exist on theoretical and experimental
levels -- they are part invention and part critique -- and they come to
fruition through drawings, models, exhibitions, writings, and installations.
Many of the visionary architectural proposals focus on ingenious urban
redevelopment schemes, and this eagerly awaited book will for the first time
encompass the depth of the Studio's work. The work is grounded in the belief
that the city is both the primary source of architecture's social meanings and
the main imaginative challenge confronting architecture today. Particularly
important is the Studio's ongoing inquiry into the prospective forms of
sustainable, post-technological cities, which are presented here through a
range of formal experiments investigating architecture at many scales.
Sorkin believes that every architect must reinvent architecture, and Michael
Sorkin Studio is a record of the research behind his ambitious efforts at