Andrew Atwood's Not Interesting Reviewed

11 Jan, 2019

Andrew Atwood's Not Interesting Reviewed

BCNM's Andrew Atwood published Not Interesting: On the Limits of Criticism in Architecture last year in September.

Philip Denny of Metropolis Mag reviewed Not Interesting in comparison to the Possible Mediums edited by Kelly Bair, Kristy Balliet, Adam Dure, and Kyle Miller.

Denny writes that these books read "like a guide on how to see and decode contemporary architecture" as they both work to engage with theories through analysis directly.

Read Denny's review directly here.

About Not Interesting:

Not Interesting proposes another set of terms and structures to talk about architecture, without requiring that it be interesting. This book explores a set of alternatives to the interesting and imagines how architecture might be positioned more broadly in the world using other terms: boring, confusing, and comforting. Along with interesting, these three terms make up the four chapters of the book. Each chapter introduces its topic through an analysis of a different image, which serves to unpack the specific character of each term and its relationship to architecture. In addition to text, the book contains over 50 case studies using 100 drawings and images. These are presented in parallel to the text and show what architecture may look like through the lens of these other terms.

Purchase it here!