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"Every Building is a Social Critique" - Polshek Describes His Oeuvre in Latest Book

"Every Building is a Social Critique" - Polshek Describes His Oeuvre in Latest Book
Polshek's memorable design for the Rose Center for Earth and Space (2000) at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Image © Timothy Hursley
Polshek's memorable design for the Rose Center for Earth and Space (2000) at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Image © Timothy Hursley

While architects don't always see the connection between politics, social constructs, and architecture, James Stewart Polshek considers the three indivisible. In an interview on Metropolis Magazine about his newly released book Build, Memory, he describes how this belief launched his career 65 years ago. To learn more about Polshek's approach to architecture and the publication, click here.

"Every Building is a Social Critique" - Polshek Describes His Oeuvre in Latest Book, Polshek's memorable design for the Rose Center for Earth and Space (2000) at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Image © Timothy Hursley
Polshek's memorable design for the Rose Center for Earth and Space (2000) at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Image © Timothy Hursley
The William J. Clinton Presidential Center (2004) designed by Polshek was awarded LEED Platinum EB status after its completion. The project is one of 16 spotlighted in the architect's new book 'Build, Memory'. Image © Timothy Hursley
The William J. Clinton Presidential Center (2004) designed by Polshek was awarded LEED Platinum EB status after its completion. The project is one of 16 spotlighted in the architect's new book 'Build, Memory'. Image © Timothy Hursley
Ennead developed a $4.5 billion masterplan for Newtown Creek in Brooklyn, New York. The egg-like forms of the wastewater treatment plant have become a contemporary landmark in the borough. Image © Jeff Goldberg/Esto
Ennead developed a $4.5 billion masterplan for Newtown Creek in Brooklyn, New York. The egg-like forms of the wastewater treatment plant have become a contemporary landmark in the borough. Image © Jeff Goldberg/Esto
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Cite: Jennifer Whelan. ""Every Building is a Social Critique" - Polshek Describes His Oeuvre in Latest Book" 10 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/504609/every-building-is-a-social-critique-polshek-describes-his-oeuvre-in-latest-book/> ISSN 0719-8884

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