Bernard Tschumi: Concept and Notation

Bernard Tschumi Lecture
The Abby and Howard Milstein auditorium was full for Tschumi's lecture. William Staffeld / AAP
Bernard Tschumi Lecture
Bernard Tschumi during his lecture. William Staffeld / AAP
Bernard Tschumi Lecture
An overflow crowd was in attendance. William Staffeld / AAP
The Abby and Howard Milstein auditorium was full for Tschumi's lecture. William Staffeld / AAP Bernard Tschumi during his lecture. William Staffeld / AAP An overflow crowd was in attendance. William Staffeld / AAP

Bernard Tschumi is an architect based in New York City and Paris. First known as a theorist, he exhibited and published The Manhattan Transcripts and wrote Architecture and Disjunction, a series of theoretical essays. Major built works include the Parc de la Villette, the New Acropolis Museum, Le Fresnoy Center for the Contemporary Arts, MuséoParc Alésia, and the Paris Zoo. He was the dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation of Columbia University in New York from 1988–2003. His most recent book, Architecture Concepts: Red is Not a Color, is a comprehensive collection of his conceptual and built projects. His drawings and models are in the collections of several major museums, such as MoMA in New York City and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, including a major retrospective in the spring of 2014, with an important bilingual catalogue titled Bernard Tschumi, Concept and Notation.