American Conversations: Book Launch
5PM, 21 April 2015,
Liverpool School of Architecture
Stirling + Wilford: American Buildings has been recently published by Artifice Books on Architecture (2015). A discussion at the LSA will focus on architectural ideas and the process of the partnership through an informal conversation between Michael Wilford, Alan Berman, Marco Iuliano, Nick Ray and LSA students. The conversation will also touch on issues about which many people argue: whether the architects lost their initial determination to develop the 'third generation’ of Modernists and became more interested in aspects of Post-Modernism.
Considered one of the most important international architectural practices of the twentieth century, Stirling and Wilford made an exceptional contribution to contemporary architecture. Young, radical and eccentric, their work rejected the prevalent orthodoxy of the International Style, revisiting instead the early masters of heroic Modernism and achieving legendary status amongst a younger generation of architects. With early work in the UK and then Europe, from the late 1970s the practice designed buildings at four American Universities: Harvard, Rice, Cornell and UC Irvine, as well as a number of unbuilt projects.
Specially priced copies of the book will be available at the launch.