Published Writings 3 - as referred to by *

(Designed in collaboration with Co-Editor Stuart Wrede and Graphic Designer Aaron Marcus)  

 PERSPECTA 12 - The Yale Architectural Journal

(put in context with PERSPECTA 11)

PERSPECTA 12 received extensive coverage, with Reviews in a variety of International professional journals; what is most interesting, are the choices of "which" aspects/features were cited, revealing an array of editorial and political agendas. As the Legacy of Robert A.M. Stern's 'Blockbuster' PERSPECTA 9/10 in 1965, implied 'bigger & better', for Stuart and myself, we both felt PERSPECTA 12 should stand in deliberate contrast with its Predecessor, PERSPECTA 11: materially, philosophically, politically, as America and Architects' roles had changed, particularly with the Vietnam War, and we believed our issue should offer a responsible critique.

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New Left Review (NLR, as it came to be known) drew on debates within Western Marxism and published work by both Walter Benjamin, and Herbert Marcuse, and the cited presentation by Ben Brewster, seen in the CONTENTS.

PERSPECTA 12, for reasons which I can only call "relevancy", or "timeliness", was extensively cited or                      reviewed in the International Professional Press.     'CLICK' on images for Caption and to review in Sequence.

ARCHITECTURE CANADA June 1969
ARCHITECTURE CANADA June 1969

The first published Review about PERSPECTA 12

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ARCHITECTURE CANADA June 1969
ARCHITECTURE CANADA June 1969

Feature on the Maison de Verre

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ARCHITECTURE CANADA June1969 review
ARCHITECTURE CANADA June1969 review

A great start!

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PERSPECTA-12
PERSPECTA-12

AARON MARCUS: his Collaborative Role in conceiving the structure as a Graphic embodiment of our Editorial attitude.

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AD Nov 1969  cover
AD Nov 1969 cover

Architectural Design (AD) was the 'hottest' mag in the mid-1960s through the 1970s

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AD Nov 1969
AD Nov 1969

First "notice" of PERSPECTA 12's publication

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AD Dec 1969 cover
AD Dec 1969 cover

The second AD to include PERSPECTA 12

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AD Dec 1969  review
AD Dec 1969 review

a bit more commentary on PERSPECTA 12; cites the "section break" on the cover. Collage taken from interview with Claes Oldenburg.

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AD Jan 1970  cover
AD Jan 1970 cover

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AD Jan 1970 review
AD Jan 1970 review

Martin Pawley, a harsh critic of American historian Vincent Scully's 'interpretation' of American architecture, cites PERSPECTA 12

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ARCH FORUM Oct 1969  cover
ARCH FORUM Oct 1969 cover

First "prominent" magazine to include a feature on PERSPECTA 12

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ARCH FORUM Oct 1969 Eisenman review
ARCH FORUM Oct 1969 Eisenman review

listed in Contents, Review "The Big Little Magazine: Perspecta 12" by Peter Eisenman was substantial, running 3 pages.

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L'ARCHITETTURA Cover
L'ARCHITETTURA Cover

A small 'nod' to PERSPECTA 12

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L'ARCHITETTURA feature
L'ARCHITETTURA feature

Why? we had several "section breaks" (without comment) that were meant to simply challenge assumptions of what Architecture "should look like".

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DEUTSCHE BAUZEITUNG August1969 cover
DEUTSCHE BAUZEITUNG August1969 cover

DB featured a second of the "section breaks" on the cover. Collage taken from interview with Claes Oldenburg.

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DEUTSCHE BAUZEITUNG Aug1969 contents
DEUTSCHE BAUZEITUNG Aug1969 contents

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DEUTSCHE BAUZEITUNG Aug 1969 - trans
DEUTSCHE BAUZEITUNG Aug 1969 - trans

Selected articles translated: Melvin Charney "Experimental Strategies" and Alex Tzonis "Transformations of the Initial Structure". Both are challenges to so-called 'professional values'.

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CASABELLA 356 cover
CASABELLA 356 cover
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CASABELLA review
CASABELLA review

Includes another Review by Peter Eisenman, "The Future of the Architectural Past", this being 6 pages. Cited are the interview with Claes Oldenburg; Ken Frampton's "Maison de Verre"; Antonio Hernandez's "J.N.L. Durand's Architectural Theory"; Allan Greenberg's "Lutyen's Architecture Restudied"; "Ben Brewster's "Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project" (originally in The New Left Review). ALL precursors to so-called Post-Modernism.

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DOMUS 478  cover
DOMUS 478 cover
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