Pamphlet Architecture 22: Other Plans
University of Chicago Studies
Michael Sorkin Studio
Publication date 1/1/2002
7 x 8.5 inches (17.8 x 21.6 cm), Paperback
96 pages, 44 color illustrations, 36 b/w illustrations
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Architect, writer, teacher--and agent provocateur--Michael Sorkin was commissioned by the University of Chicago in 1998 to produce an "alternative" master plan for its architectural revitalization. His studio had barely begun before they were dropped from the process. In the capacity of concerned alumnus, however, Sorkin and his group soldiered on and, in Pamphlet Architecture 22, present their background studies and proposed schemes, shown here in models and colorful drawings. This critical analysis of the official plans adopted by the University juxtaposed against Sorkin's "Other Plans" provides concrete evidence of his visionary ideals and what remarkable architecture and planning mean today.
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A Plan Declined, Built Environment:
"When requirements of space and image led the University of Chicago to seek a conceptual master-plan, it turned to the visionary architect and social commentator Michael Sorkin, coincidentally an alumnus of the university. This slim, short, small-format pamphlet chronicles something of the story of this master-plan."
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