The Architectural Research Institute has consistently undertaken the exploration of critical issues in contemporary urban planning and the reconfigurations of space made possible by the digital era and information era; and has also provided design solutions that serve societal needs. This significant contribution has been recognized in a variety of national design and planning publications and in the frequency that the Institute has been asked to participate in distinguished forums. The following excerpts were selected from articles featured in national publications and papers presented at urban planning forums. "New York's Cool Schools," AIArchitect, the Journal of the American Institute of Architects, Washington DC, May 1999.
The following excerpts were selected from articles featured in national publications and papers presented at urban planning forums.
"New York's Cool Schools," AIArchitect, the Journal of the American Institute of Architects, Washington DC, May 1999.
Towards Sustainable City: Rebuilding Lower Manhattan, Beverly Willis, Creating Sustainable Urban Environments: Future Forms for City Living, International Urban Planning and Environment Association, Christ Church Oxford, England, September 2002
INVISIBLE IMAGES, The Silent Language of Architecture, Beverly Willis
116 pages, hard cover, including 170 color and black-and-white photographs and graphics
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Invisible Images: The Silent Language of Architecture by Beverly Willis is a book for readers of the late 1990s, who have learned -- and demand -- to interact with media that includes both ideas and imagery.
Encompassing the full range of visual and verbal arts, Willis discusses and illustrates the creative process that is universal to all designers:
"All art forms, from architecture to music, dance to painting, drama to sculpture, cinematography to illustration, seek to reveal or express the invisible, unarticulated and often unperceived forces that affect the human experience at a given time. Objects that command attention and communicate at some profound level become timeless, weaving a tapestry of universal expression. The invisible images surrounding such forms or designs not only distinguish the present from the past, but generate new possibilities."
This original book, profusely illustrated in color with 170 stunning cross-cultural photographs and drawings of Willis' own architectural projects, multi-media art, and symbols will engage creative people in any field, and all of those who are interested in the creative process.
Willis' textual thesis is enhanced by a compelling visual device: a ribbon of words running along every page of the book, traversing time and place, with quotations from artists, writers, and philosophers, and highlights from her own text. More provocative than the moving headlines on Times Square, they carry the reader along. . . engaged by thoughts and interrupted by images, when not engaged by images and interrupted by thoughts.
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