Patrick Lynch and Others
Dialogue and Imagination
Dialogue and Imagination brings together a number of conversations between the architect Patrick Lynch and 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.
The conversations cover wide ground. As dialogues between creative colleagues, questions recur concerning the role of history, drawing and teaching in an architect's life. Also, the influence of literature and painting upon the architectural imagination, as well as the role of theology, science and philosophy in imaginative design work. These topics are discussed with candor and 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.