March, 2013

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Table of Contents 

THE DISRUPTION OF THE ORDINARY: Dean’s Introduction Frederick R. Steiner, p. 3

SPRING, Poem Ian McHarg, p. 4

WHY POETICS? Editor’s Introduction Coleman Coker, p. 5

NATURE'S POETRY Steven Apfelbaum and Elizabeth Rogers Tiller, p. 6

KNOW-HOW WITH NO WHY; NO MORE Angelo Bucci, p. 8

TEARS OF ARMADILLOS David Buege, p. 10

MORE IS EFFORT-LESS Or the Question of Poetic Pragmatism in Architecture Derek Dellekamp and Yaoci Pardo, p. 12

PINOCCHIO: MAKING A THING Seven Models and Some Reflections on Their Making Catherine Seavitt and Guy Nordenson, p. 14

APPEARANCE AND ACTION IN THE POETICS OF LANDSCAPE Jason Sowell, p. 18

POETICS, DWELLING, IMAGINATION, POLITICS Why Poetics in an Age of Formal Invention? Clive Dilnot, p. 21

POETICS OF BUILDING/POETIC EXPRESSION Lori Ryker, p. 27

POETICS IN ARCHITECTURE Barbara Hoidn, p. 28

THE USEFULNESS OF THE USELESS The Poetic Dimension of Architecture Juhani Pallasmaa, p. 30

STEPHANIE BOWER [B.Arch. ‘81] Alumni Profile, p. 32

GREG GUERNSEY [MSCRP ‘83] Alumni Profile, p. 33

MICHAEL H. HSU [B.Arch. ‘93] Alumni Profile, p. 34

SAM KUMAR [M.S. Eng. ‘92] Philanthropy: Investing in Education, p. 35

GIFTS TO THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012, p. 36

PHILANTHROPY You Are a Friend of Architecture, p. 39

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS FY 2012-2013, p. 40

TEXAS (1954) Poem John Hejduk, p. 40

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