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'The Necessary Contract' - A Book of Essays by RIAI Architect Grainne Hassett

Published: Monday, December 12, 2011

The Necessary Contract is a book of critical essays by Grainne Hassett, Researcher under the Kevin Kieran Arts Council OPW Bursary for Architectural Research. The essays examine how we practice when we practice; the book scrutinises the process by which certain architects and artists push forward the art/architectural project, from inception, through tectonic practice to realisation.  The book concerns itself with how architects do what they do; that is, the practice conventions and methodologies, and what this means in the end.  This is explored through a parallel examination of how the artists Bridget Riley and Donald Judd do the same thing.  In the end, the research focuses particularly on the relationship of artist/architect to their methodology in terms of establishing new or breakthrough work.

The Necessary Contract by Grainne Hassett, ISBN 978-0-9562379-0-3

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