Patrick Lynch and Others
Dialogue and Imagination: Conversations with Architects

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Summer 2024

Dialogue and Imagination: Conversations with Architects

Softcover Book

£15 (forthcoming 2024)

Dialogue and Imagination brings together a number of conversations between the Patrick Lynch and some other architects, including some of the most interesting thinkers of our age. Participants in these conversations include Rafael Moneo, Peter Zumthor, Joseph Rykwert, Francesco Venezia, Jeanette Kuo, Birkin Haward, Tom de Paor, John Meunier, Jessica Reynolds, Craig Hamilton, Timothy Hill, Dalibor Vesely, Joseph Rykwert, Kate Mackintosh, Tony Fretton, Tim Waterman, Aaron Peters and Stuart Vokes, with a special guest appearance by the writer and curator Kieran Long.

These conversations cover wide ground. As dialogues between creative colleagues, questions recur concerning the role of history, drawing and teaching in an architect's life; the influence of literature and painting upon the architectural imagination; as well as the role of certain topics in theology, science and philosophy in imaginative design work. These are discussed with candor, and perhaps an unusual degree of frankness. What emerges, Tom de Paor suggests, is an alternative history of the recent past of modern architecture: a richer, more nuanced, and more honest account than you normally encounter today.