Guest-edited by New York-based architect Mark Foster Gage and SCI-Arc's Florencia Pita, Log 17 (Fall 2009) features essays and conversations focusing on relationships between new media and materiality in architecture – with an emphasis on sensation and affect.
The launch reception of Log 17 is co-hosted by the LA Forum and LAXArt on Wednesday, December 16, 7pm, at the LAXArt headquarters (2640 S. La Cienega Blvd.)
Published by Anyone Corporation, Log is a journal of writing about contemporary architecture, cities, and the built environment - serving as a forum for observations, speculations and ideas about all things current.
Contributors to this issue include: Sir Peter Cook, Joe Day, David Erdman, Jeffrey Kipnis, Sylvia Lavin, Alex McDowell, William O’Brien Jr., David Ruy, Mohamed Sharif, and Teresa Stoppani. The cover features a 3-D drawing by Tristan Eaton and the issue comes with a pair of 3-D glasses (in lieu of the traditional Log postcard).
Conversations include: Thom Mayne and Hernan Diaz Alonso discussing drawing; Peter Zellner and colleagues discussing the pretensions of form; and Todd Gannon interviewing Georgina Huljich and Marcelo Spina, the curators of the Matters of Sensation exhibition held at Artists Space, New York, in 2008.
The issue closes with Kenneth Frampton's In Memoriam C.G., In the American Vein: The Domestic Architecture of Charles Gwathmey.