Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References offers a unique and unparalleled view of this internationally renowned architect. Wiel Arets’ optimistic outlook towards the future, which he calls ‘A Wonderful World: A New Map of the World’, underlies his global philosophy. This book presents Arets’ lectures on that topic, debates between him and other thinkers and makers, 60 exemplary designs from his studio, and an extensive series of interviews with Arets. Within these texts his background, education, projects, and teachings are interwoven in a discussion that highlights the evolution of his career.
Preface 011 Following a Hard Act to Follow / Robert McCarter Autobiographic / Autodidactic 021 Interview / Wiel Arets with Robert McCarter 075 Lecture / Urban Design 099 Debate / Grahame Shane, Eric Mumford 111 Student Interview
Define / Combine 213 Interview / Wiel Arets with Robert McCarter 263 Lecture / City-Countryside-Continent-World 289 Debate / Ron Witte, John Hoal 305 Student Interview Infection / Perfection 315 Interview / Wiel Arets with Robert McCarter 363 Lecture / Product Design 387 Debate / Richard Buchanan, Bryce Rutter, Bruce Lindsey 399 Student Interview
Re-spect / Re-think 411 Interview / Wiel Arets with Robert McCarter 463 Lecture / Architecture 489 Studio Statement / A Wonderful World 497 Final Studio Discussion / Stan Allen, Kathryn Dean, Igor Marjanovic, Stephen Leet 507 Berlage Institute Interview / Wiel Arets with Robert McCarter Essay 519 Dialogical Practice:Wiel Arets at Work / Robert McCarter
Publisher: Birkhäuser Editor: Robert McCarter Design: Irma Boom Office Pages: 536 Language: English ISBN: 978-3-0346-0811-4