The Complexities of John Hejduk's Work: Exorcising Outlines, Apparitions and Angels

The Complexities of John Hejduk's Work: Exorcising Outlines, Apparitions and Angels

by J. Kevin Story

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This book traces the development of John Hejduk’s architectural career, using the idea of "exorcism" to uncover his thought process when examining architectural designs. His work encouraged profound questioning on what, why and how we build, which allowed for more open discourse and enhance the phenomenology found in architectural experiences.

Three distinct eras in his architectural career are applied to analogies of outlines, apparitions and angels throughout the book across seven chapters. Using these thematic examples, the author investigates the progression of thought and depth inside the architect’s imagination by studying key projects such as the Texas houses, Wall House, Architectural Masques and his final works.

Featuring comments by Gloria Fiorentino Hejduk, Stanley Tigerman, Steven Holl, Zaha Hadid, Charles Jencks, Phyllis Lambert, Juhani Pallasmaa, Toshiko Mori and others, this book brings to life the intricacies in the mind of John Hejduk, and would be beneficial for those interested in architecture and design in the 20th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351105873
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/09/2020
Series: Routledge Research in Architecture
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

J. Kevin Story, AIA is an architect in Houston, Texas. He has served as part of the Adjunct Faculty at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design since 1996. Kevin teaches Intermediate and Advanced design studios and architectural construction detailing. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree from the University of Houston.

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Chapter One

Formations of John Hejduk’s Pedagogy: Exorcising Outlines, Part 1

Chapter Two

Pedagogy of the Texas Houses: Exorcising Outlines, Part 2

Chapter Three

Pedagogy of the Wall House: Exorcising Apparitions, Part 1

Chapter Four

Pedagogy of the Architectural Masque: Exorcising Apparitions, Part 2

Chapter Five

Pedagogy of the Last Works: Exorcising Angels

Chapter Six

Pedagogy of the Cigar Box: Experiencing the Otherness of John Hejduk

Chapter Seven

A Serendipitous Life: The End of the Beginning


The Otherness of John Hejduk: A Collection of Thought



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