with Yael Reisner, Sir Peter Cook, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Frank Gehry, Greg Lynn, Thom Mayne and Eric Owen Moss
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SCI-Arc Graduation Pavilion
Alumni and Friends Reception followed
Architecture and beauty provided the dynamic catalyst for a symposium moderated by Yael Reisner with architects Sir Peter Cook, Hernan Diaz-Alonso, Frank Gehry, Greg Lynn, Thom Mayne and Eric Owen Moss, who are among today's most progressive and high-profile architects featured in her book written with Fleur Watson, Architecture and Beauty: Conversations with Architects about a Troubled Relationship (published by John Wiley & Sons, 2010). The symposium offered a rare insight to these creative minds, as they share their positions, opinions and points of view on whether they think beauty is integral or non-essential to architecture.
Stirring further the contemporary architectural issues that stem from the troubled relationship between architecture and beauty, the symposium highlighted architects' complexity with the visual culture, self-expression and its reflection on subjectivity and objectivity; the 'I' vs. the 'eye' ; all and more in discussion with the distinguished panelists of L.A. based architects - 5 out of the 16 featured architects in the book.