Log 45


Winter/Spring 2019

From Pritzker Prize laureate Wang Shu on Song dynasty landscape paintings to Elizabeth Diller on orchestrating an opera on the High Line, architects thinking transformatively and reflecting critically are at the heart of Log 45 (Winter/Spring 2019). In this open issue, architects, curators, and critics observe the world at both the large and small scale, from Paola Antonelli on curating “Broken Nature” at the Milan Triennale, to Peter Trummer on an inoperable Anthropocene window; from Stephan Trüby on right-wing reconstruction efforts in Germany, to Patrick Templeton on “Adjacencies” at Yale. This issue also features reviews of a number of recent books: Henry N. Cobb reflects on the role of philosophy in Schinkel; Jeffrey Kipnis analyzes Cobb’s own newly published memoir; Lars Lerup responds to a Call to Order; Caspar Pearson compares two books produced for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale; David Erdman introduces Possible Mediums; and Douglas Hartig tackles MOS Architects’ forthcoming children’s book. Plus, Deborah Fausch on the writing of the late Robert Venturi; Dora Epstein Jones on the phenomena of populated plans; Cameron Cortez on a misplaced microwave in Japan; and Graham McKay on Kazuo Shinohara’s artful houses.


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Paola Antonelli & Cynthia Davidson, “Paola Antonelli on ‘Broken Nature’”

Henry N. Cobb, “A Note on ‘Loitering, the Grecian Way’”

Cameron Cortez, “Shibuya Microwave Theater”

Elizabeth Diller & Cynthia Davidson, “Choral Works: Elizabeth Diller on The Mile-Long Opera

Sofía von Ellrichshausen & Mauricio Pezo, “52109181847”

Dora Epstein Jones, “Little People Everywhere: The Populated Plan”

David Erdman, “Quantum Mediums”

Deborah Fausch, “Complexity and Expression in Robert Venturi”

Douglas Hartig, “A Bored Book”

Jeffrey Kipnis, “A Man for All Reasons”

Lars Lerup, “A Sea Change: Refining Simplicity”

Graham McKay, “A Shinohara House Is a Work of Art”

Caspar Pearson, “Into the Blue: Two Empty Pavilions, Two Loaded Books”

Patrick Templeton, “Adjacent Stakes”

Stephan Trüby, “How the Right Tries to Reconstruct an Alternative German History”

Peter Trummer, “Architecture in the Age of Hyperobjects”

Wang Shu, “The Narrative of the Mountain”


And observations on a Gio Ponti in Paris, A Cat in a Window, Time, Log Cabins, and Japanese Influence . . .