POINT: Essays on Architecture4

Sarah Whiting, Series Editor

POINT offers a new cadence to architecture’s contemporary conversation. Each essay in this series hones a single point while situating it within a broader discursive landscape, thereby simultaneously focusing and fueling architectural criticism.

  • Second Site Second Site James Nisbet

    In the decades after World War II, artists and designers of the land art movement used the natural landscape to create monumental site-specific artworks. Second Site offers a powerful meditation on how environmental change and the...

  • Lateness Lateness Peter Eisenman and Elisa Iturbe

    Conceptions of modernity in architecture are often expressed in the idea of the zeitgeist, or "spirit of the age," an attitude toward architectural form that is embedded in a belief in progressive time. Lateness explores how...

  • After Art After Art David Joselit

    Art as we know it is dramatically changing, but popular and critical responses lag behind. In this trenchant illustrated essay, David Joselit describes how art and architecture are being transformed in the age of Google. Under the dual...

  • Kissing Architecture Kissing Architecture Sylvia Lavin

    Kissing Architecture explores the mutual attraction between architecture and other forms of contemporary art. In this fresh, insightful, and beautifully illustrated book, renowned architectural critic and scholar Sylvia Lavin develops...