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OFL Streams 2 > Sandra Neto,   Error as Inventive Resource in Drawing  2017

The book ventures on a theoretical and practical reflection of the image (as material element of visual thinking) that uses the error as inventive resource underlying drawing analysis in contemporary architecture and art.

Focus is devoted to the forces that hold sensorial, conceptual and bodily dimensions of the image, essential to the analysis and practice of evolutionary drawing.

As so, we run up the calibre of image that precedes the hand movement intrinsically linked to error, favouring new ways that, rather than ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, motorize positively the invention process.

The aim is to develop the idea that error can be understood as an inventive tool refusing the cliché, and praise chance to excel and convey to an effective conclusion.

OFL Streams 3 > Annette Condello,   An Architecture of spoils: Irregular reuse and the work of Francesco Venezia  2018

The book charts the transformation of ‘architectural’ spoils inherent in Francesco Venezia’s works and landscapes, mainly in Italy. It concentrates on a selection of his writings, works and projects, including his collaboration with Roberto Collovà and Marcella Aprile, from the 1970s to the present, re-interpreted herein as ‘spoliated’ landscapes for the production of architectural knowledge.

Spoliated landscapes are far more than just simply disfigured sites filled with unfinished, abandoned or illegal buildings – the book offers how the built-up ground has been treated with utmost care. Selected works to be explored include the private and public buildings, and their respective open-air room designs. Beyond Italy, this book’s scope will showcase the projects located in Europe in the 1990s and 2000s. This book reinterprets the connection and continuation between modern and contemporary Italian architecture and its importance for landscape architecture.

Book Series
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We are proud to announce Streams, a new Book Series in Criticism and Theory of Architectural Design.

The series offers a forum for research that engages with questions around the critical dimension of architecture and urban studies in a global perspective. The series will consider particularly how the discipline of architecture interferes with other realms of culture. Each book in the series advances some combination of theoretical understandings, practical knowledge and methodological approaches.


Michele Sbacchi, Università di Palermo, Italy

Advisory Board

Grahame Shane, Columbia University, New York

Neil Leach, Florida International University, Miami

Marta Llorente, ETSAB, Barcelona

Franco Purini, Accademia di San Luca, Rome