Agented, with editorial consultation,
by Robert Violette and published
in 2008 by Rizzoli
Edited by Mark Rappolt
Designed by NonFormat
Hardback, 368 pages
24.4 x 20.3 cm
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' A glimpse into Lynn's methods and theories, as well as a study of his career'. – Ocean Drive
'The book not only showcases the work of the contemporary architect's firm, but it also includes contribution from theorists, artists and social commentators. It features a photographic contribution from Ari Marcopoulos, a series of "maps" by Imaginary Forces and a complete catalogue of work of Greg Lynn's studio'. – Create Magazine
One of the most provocative and exciting architects today, Greg Lynn has defined how designers and architects use computers as
a medium, operating in an expanded field that fuses cutting-edge technology, contemporary art, and science-fiction aesthetics with architectural form. At the epicentre of a debate about the role of digital design in architecture and design, his projects skilfully blend high technology and detailed craftsmanship, driven by modeling software from the film and aerospace industries. Included are contributions from theorists, architects, artists and futurists such as
J. G. Ballard, Chris Bangle, Rene Daalder, Sonia Eram, Imaginary Forces, Brian C. Goodwin, Jeffrey Kipnis, Sylvia Lavin, Ross Lovegrove, Ari Marcopoulos, Peter Schroder and Bruce Sterling. Greg Lynn: FORM offers a window into Lynn's methods and techniques, theoretical positions, and career trajectory. Rather
than a retrospective of Lynn's career, it is thought-provoking and forward-looking.
Greg Lynn (b. 1964) founded the independent architectural office Greg Lynn FORM in 1994, having earned his graduate degree in architecture from Princeton University and worked in the offices of Antoine Predock and Peter Eisenmann. Lynn held a professorship for urban planning and research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) from 1999 to 2002, and has served as a professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna since 2002.
He also lectures at Yale University's Graduate School of Architecture (New Haven, CT) and at the University of California's Graduate School of Architecture in Los Angeles (UCLA). In 2008 his installation at the Venice Architecture Biennale was awarded the Golden Lion.
Mark Rappolt is Editor of ArtReview and former Editor of AA Files, the journal of the Architectural Association in London.