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Lebbeus Woods’ Sketchbooks

As part of what must be an extraordinary exhibit of the late architect’s work, SFMOMA is sharing selected pages from his sketchbooks.

First spotted: chabelidecyc
Source for all images: sfmoma with some color correction by markcareaga

Credits for all images: Lebbeus Woods, Sketchbook (30 July 1995, NYC - 23 May 1998, NYC), 195; Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund Purchase; © Estate of Lebbeus Woods (2001.153 A-Y).

Don’t forget that PAPress has several of Woods’ books available:
One Five Four (1989), War and Architecture (1993), Radical Reconstruction (1997), and The Storm and the Fall (2004)

wish I could go see this.

Skeptics claim that the widespread public push for personal identity is the dying gasp of individuality in the flood of consumerist conformity engulfing the world. Optimists claim that their coexistence is the first stage in the emergence of an entirely new and more complex, even more subtle, form of human society, a step up in human evolution.

Lebbeus Woods

"personal identity [as] the dying gasp of individuality in the flood of consumerist conformity" seems like the best definition of "the hipster" since Haddow had a crack at it, no? And while I’ll concede that these “skeptics” are maybe not quite on the mark, I’d certainly laugh in the face of anyone claiming a new step (up, down, to the side or anywhere) in human evolution.

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Have you ever seen something done/realized that you imagined/hoped yourself doing except done better than that imagining, creating within you an alleviation of your frustration and confusion finally expressed in some way but newfound frustration in being beat to the punch you weren’t even sure yet you needed to deliver and having, now, to find a new way? Lebbeus Woods, I both love and hate you in the way I can only love and hate myself.
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Have you ever seen something done/realized that you imagined/hoped yourself doing except done better than that imagining, creating within you an alleviation of your frustration and confusion finally expressed in some way but newfound frustration in being beat to the punch you weren’t even sure yet you needed to deliver and having, now, to find a new way? Lebbeus Woods, I both love and hate you in the way I can only love and hate myself.

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