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Architecture from the Outside In

Selected essays by Robert Gutman
Princeton Architectural Press

Edited by Dana Cuff,and John Wriedt

6 x 9 in; 344 pp;
Paperback
February 2010
ISBN 9781568988962
ISBN10 1568988966

SKU# 9781568988962

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Today, in the face of the challenges confronting their profession, from the economic crisis to an urgent need for longer-lasting, more affordable, and greener construction, architects have been forced to reconsider the relationship between architecture an...
Architecture from the Outside In


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Architecture from the Outside In

Today, in the face of the challenges confronting their profession, from the economic crisis to an urgent need for longer-lasting, more affordable, and greener construction, architects have been forced to reconsider the relationship between architecture and society, between buildings, their inhabitants, and the environment. No single individual did more to build this discourse than Robert Gutman. Sometimes referred to as the sociological father of architecture, Gutman in his writing and teaching initiated a conversation about the occupants of buildings and the forms, policies, plans, and theories that architects might shape. A sociologist by training, Gutman infiltrated architectures ranks in the mid-1960s. Over the next four decades at Princetons School of Architecture, Gutman wrote about architecture and taught generations of future architects, while still maintaining an outsider status that allowed him to see the architectural profession in an insightful, unique, and always honest way.

Architecture From the Outside In is the only book of Gutman's collected essays to span his entire career, with the earliest essay included from 1965, and the most recent from 2005. Before his death in 2007, Gutman wrote a new introduction for the book, its chapters, and each of the included essays. The fourteen essays included here are the rare case of valuable historical documents that remain relevant to architects practicing today. Editors Dana Cuff and John Wriedt added twelve dialogues by some of Gutman's former students, now some of the best-known architects and theorists of today: Bryan Bell, Deborah Berke, Peggy Deamer, Frank Duffy, Keller Easterling, Robert Fishman, Marta Gutman, Wallis Miller, David Mohney, Patricia Morton, Eric Mumford, and Sarah Whiting. These essays give a contemporary response to Gutman's work, and make Architecture From the Outside In an invaluable addition to any contemporary architect's library.

 

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6 x 9 in; 344 pp;
Paperback
February 2010
ISBN 9781568988962
ISBN10 1568988966
Robert Gutman was the distinguished professor of sociology at Rutgers University. Beginning in 1971, he was also visiting professor in the School of Architecture at Princeton University.

Dana Cuff is a professor of architecture and urban design at the University of California, Los Angeles.

John Wriedt is an architect and writer who lives in Princeton, New Jersey.