Gta Papers #6
The Cornice
Edited by M. Delbeke, E. Wegerhoff

Contributions by Richard Anderson, Guido Beltramini, Damla Göre, Samet Mor, Emma Jones, Edoardo Piccoli, Linda Schädler, Oliver Streiff, David Bühler, Flavia Crisciotti, Linda Stagni, Claudio Gianocelli, Han Xu, Lydia Xynogala, Maxime Zaugg.

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Cornices are everywhere in architecture. But it is in their nature to be viewed indirectly or observed inadvertently. Once the focus of attention, their omnipresence is almost irritating.

Architecture, Magazine
So a particular ambivalence persists around the cornice in architecture. In terms of design and composition, it seems to be among the essential elements, like the column, wall, and beam. Yet it can also be too decorative, even artificial. These ambiguities lend the cornice a particular status. Celebrated, censured, and condemned, it emerges as a key witness to fundamental debates about architecture, both as a design problem and a cultural practice. This edition examines the cornice in all its facets.
134 pages
Paperback, 21x30 cm
gta Verlag, 1st edition 2021
ISBN 9783856764173