Jeffrey Kipnis begins his discussion of Eric Owen Moss’s work by questioning the notion of the self, its history and our contemporary ideas of the self formed primarily during the nineteenth century. Kipnis compares the California School of architects and the East Coast’s New York Five in terms of rhetorical figures and part-to-whole relationships. He dismisses the idea of a pleasure in violence within Eric Owen Moss’ work, choosing to relate his work more to artist Bruce Nauman and the Greek concept of agon.
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Thom Mayne announces the first of a series of eight lectures about nine selected Los Angeles architects. Mayne introduces Coy Howard’s lecture “Erosion, discontinuity, incompleteness, transformation: a critical view of recent work in L.A.” Mayne warns the audience that the slides will be intentionally out of focus.