Competition: we've teamed up with architecture critic Alexandra Lange to give readers the chance to win one of five copies of her new book, Writing About Architecture: mastering the language of buildings and cities.
Congratulations to the winners! Carlos León in Spain, Jonas Kirvaitis in Lithuania, Anne Robson in Australia, Rebecca Gatehouse in the UK and Sofia Ioannidi in Greece have all won a copy of Writing About Architecture by Alexandra Lange.
Published by Princeton Architectural Press, the 160-page paperback is a primer on reading and writing architectural criticism, based on Lange's design-writing courses at New York University and the School of Visual Arts.
Each chapter opens with an essay by a renowned architecture critic, followed by close examination of the text and the writer's strategies.
The architecture discussed includes works Marcel Breuer, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, SOM, and Frank Lloyd Wright.
This competition is now closed.
Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.
Images are courtesy of Jeremy M. Lange.
Here's soem more information from Princeton Architectural Press:
Writing About Architecture
Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities
Extraordinary architecture addresses more than practical considerations. It inspires and provokes while creating a seamless experience of the physical world for its users. It is the rare writer that can frame the discussion of a building in a way that allows the reader to see it with new eyes.
Writing About Architecture is a handbook on writing effectively and critically about buildings and cities. Each chapter opens with a reprint of a significant essay written by a renowned architecture critic, followed by a close reading and discussion of the writer’s strategies. Lange offers her own analysis using contemporary examples as well as a checklist of questions at the end of each chapter to help guide the writer.
This important addition to the Architecture Briefs series is based on the author’s design writing courses at New York University and the School of Visual Arts. Lange also writes a popular online column for Design Observer and has written for Dwell, Metropolis, New York magazine, and the New York Times.
Writing About Architecture includes analysis of critical writings by Ada Louise Huxtable, Lewis Mumford, Herbert Muschamp, Michael Sorkin, Charles Moore, Frederick Law Olmsted, and Jane Jacobs. Architects covered include Marcel Breuer, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Field Operations, Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Frederick Law Olmsted, SOM, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Alexandra Lange is an architecture and design critic, journalist, and historian. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
7.5 x 8" / 19.1 x 20.3cm
160 PP / 20 B+W Illustrations
Publication date: 1 March 2012