Jean Tschumi. Architecture at Full Scale
A book lovingly devoted to the too-brief career of a Swiss architect who stood outside the conventions of the post-war era.\nJean Tschumi: Architecture at Full Scale is the first book on the Swiss architect who, after his training at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, entered the polemical field of modernity and its technological expression. Interrupted by his tragic death in 1962 at the age of 57, Tschumis work is rich in theoretical questions. What is the meaning of design at full scale, not just for carpets, tables, or armchairs? Why does the architect study his compositions at the minimal scale of a “postage stamp”? Is furniture the starting point of architecture? Why should the project be studied through the systematical use of variants? Does the future of the city lie in the planning of deep underground systems?