Writing Architecture: Fantômas Fragments Fictions : an Architectural Journey Through the Twentieth Century

Roger Connah, MIT Press, 1989

In this tantalizing work, Roger Connah explores the peculiar odyssey of twentieth-century architecture through the buildings and writings of Finlands iconoclastic architect, Reima Pietila. Among architects, Pietila is a cult figure, a respected but often misunderstood outsider and “arctic shaman,” only recently granted the international acclaim and appreciation that are his due. Pietila’s complex, geomorphic structures have been compared to the work of Gaudi and Bruce Goff and variously labeled surrealistic, romantic, or expressionistic.


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