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September 2012


    Preston Scott Cohen Slows China's Building Fervor With Futuristic Taiyuan Museum

    By Kelly Chan ( ). In his 2001 book "Contested Symmetries and Other Predicaments in Architecture," Cambridge-based architect Preston Scott Cohen takes on a gusty, manifesto-like tone, lamenting the decline of architecture into "a discipline of disinterestedness, arbitrariness, and easily digestible decoration." While many of his contemporaries were turning to the computer to redefine their discipline, reveling in the new ease with which technically challenging forms could be realized, Cohen confronted the unsettling notion that architecture, as an intellectual and artistic pursuit, had once again been outpaced by technology.

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