James ‘Son Ford’ Thomas, untitled (1987)
Bernard Tschumi, ‘Advertisements for Architecture’ (1976-1977)
Several early theoretical texts were illustrated with Advertisements for Architecture, a series of postcard-sized juxtapositions of words and images. Each was a manifesto of sorts, confronting the dissociation between the immediacy of spatial experience and the analytical definition of theoretical concepts. The function of the Advertisements —reproduced again and again, as opposed to the single architectural piece—was to trigger desire for something beyond the page itself.
SITE, ‘High-rise of Homes, catalog of house units, major urban center’ (1981)