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Animate Form

Greg Lynn

     6.625 × 8.75 in (16.8 × 22.2 cm)
Hardcover
204 pages
1472 color illustrations, 135 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 4/23/2011
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781568980836


When published in 1999, Animate Form, the first book on the work of architect Greg Lynn, literally pushed back the boundaries of architectural form. It inspired an entire generation of designers to think of architecture as elastic, malleable, and mutable, bounded only by imagination. Using high-end computer animation software, Lynn opened an entire new paradigm of thinking about and discussing architectural form, and, in the process, introduced an entire new vocabulary--blobs, bodies, hypersurfaces, and polysurfaces--to describe the biomorphic shapes he and his followers create. A highly sought after title, we are delighted to bring Animate Form, back into print as one of the books from our 30-year history that changed the world of architecture.


Greg Lynn (b. 1964 in Ohio) is an architect, philosopher, science-fiction author, and professor of conceptual architecture at the European Graduate School EGS. Greg Lynn's architectural work, which is highly informed by his reading of philosophy, is prominent among contemporary architecture for its biomorphic style. Time magazine named Greg Lynn one of the top 100 innovators of the 21st century. He lives and works in Venice, California.


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