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Princeton Architectural Press
By David L. Hays, editor
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What is essential knowledge for architecture?
This frequently posed question targets fundamental
principles of design, those basic criteria and priorities
through which disciplinary stability is ensured.
Yet, in so far as relevance is a core value of architecture
in both theory and practice, the contingent nature of
the future guarantees that some forms of knowledge
not presently considered essential will eventually
become indispensable. With that condition in mind,
(Non-) Essential Knowledge for (New) Architecture
collects projects that envision possible futures for
architecture through speculations about new
disciplinary knowledge. Asking what specific methods,
materials, or understandings—tools, ratios, formulas,
properties, principles, guidelines, definitions, rules,
practices, techniques, reference points, histories,
and more—not presently considered essential
to architecture could, or should, define its future,
this new volume of 306090 serves as both a gauge
of contemporary concerns and a manual for
emergent theory and practice.
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