Bruno's command of theory helps her unravel what is meaningful in kinds of art that have become pervasive: rambling installation and artwork that takes on architecture. Her writing is distinguished from that of, for instance, ohn Rajchman or Anthony Vidler by her signature personal texture and inventive wordplay.
(Yasmeen M. Siddiqui Modern Painters
As this lucid and important new book makes clear, Giuliana Bruno is one of the very few cultural theorists with the intellectual originality and breadth of knowledge to evaluate meaningfully the ongoing reconfiguration of relations between architecture, cinema, and the visual arts.
(Jonathan Crary, Meyer Shapiro Professor of Moden Art and Theory, Columbia University)
About the Author
Giuliana Bruno is Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. She is the author of Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture, and Film,
winner of the 2004 Kraszna-Krausz award for "the world's best book on the moving image," and Streetwalking on a Ruined Map,
winner of the 1993 Kovacs prize for best book in film studies.
Anthony Vidler is Dean and Professor of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union, New York. He is the author of Warped Space: Art, Architecture, and Anxiety in Modern Culture
(2000), and The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely
(1992), both published by The MIT Press, and other books.