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Ghost Building an Architectural Vision

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ISBN-10: 1568987366

ISBN-13: 9781568987361

Edition: 2008

Authors: Brian MacKay-Lyons, Peter Buchanan, Brian Carter, Thomas Fisher, Kenneth Frampton

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For two weeks each summer, architect Brian MacKay-Lyons uses his family farm on the east coast of Nova Scotia for a special event . Among the stone ruins of a village almost four hundred years old, he assembles a community of architects, professors, and students for a design-build internship and educational initiative called Ghost Research Lab. The two-week projecta "one week of design and one-week of constructiona "rests on the idea that architecture is not only about building but also about the landscape, its history, and the community. Based on the apprenticeship environment of the ancient guilds, where architectural knowledge was transferred through direct experience, Ghost redefines…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 5/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Thomas Fisher works at the New Economics Foundation in London on issues of development finance, organizational development and accountability in both southern and northern countries Previously he was engaged in development training and research in India for five years.

Kenneth Frampton is the Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University.

Ghost Stories
Concept and Construct/Earth and Sky
Expedition to the Coast of Nova Scotia
Pots and Pans
The Bones of Ghosts: Structuring the Ephemeral
Why Albert Oxner Shingled His Barn
On the Fringes of the Empire
Seeing Ghosts
The Education of an Architect
The Dance of Construction
Village Architect
Escaping Normality to Embrace Reality
The Thought of Construction
Contributor Biographies
Ghost Participants
Image Credits