Launch Reception: Manifest Journal

Friday, October 4, 2013, 6 - 8pm

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Manifest: A Journal of American Architecture and Urbanism is an independent annual print publication edited by Anthony Acciavatti, Justin Fowler, and Dan Handel, which is supported in part by the Graham Foundation

Founded as a means to initiate a critical conversation about the state of American architecture, its cities, and its hinterland, Manifest tackles head-on what others have abandoned. While Manifest intends to question the assumptions behind singular notions/constructions of America by tracing its origins and its global influence, the journal also strives to define the uniqueness of American forms of city-building and the distinct set of political parameters through which these forms are shaped.

Reception in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, 6pm-8pm


Issue 1
Table of Contents:
'Looking Inward,' Anthony Acciavatti, Justin Fowler, and Dan Handel
'Wuthering Immensity,' John R. Stilgoe
'The Unfinished Bargain,' Michael Walzer
'The Enumerative Institution,' Robert Pietrusko
'Leveraged Urbanism: An Introduction to the Aesthetics of Finance,' Patrick Haughey
'Counting Chickens: The Landscape of Poultry in the American Broiler Belt,' Forbes Lipschitz
'Architectures of a Peaceful Revolution: Containing the Amazonian “Green Hell,”' Luis Castaneda
'The Cloud of Unknowing,' Dan Borelli
'Climate And Region: The Post-War American Architecture Of Victor And Aladar Olgyay,' Daniel A. Barber
'Consolidated Space in the Great Plains,' David Karle
'Deserta, by Design,' Pedro Ignacio Alonso
'Field Transmissions from West Texas,' GRNASFCK
'Marfa,' Florian Holzherr and Michael Maltzan
'Illustrating the American Community: Village and City in 1850s Residential Pattern Books,' Fred Esenwein
'Modern Dynamics 1: Chicago,' Adam Michaels and Shannon Harvey
'Usonia, Americanized: Gunnar Birkerts Goes Underground.,' James Graham
'The Work of Diagrams: From Factory to Hospital in Postwar America,' Joy Knoblauch
'IAUS,' Diana Agrest
'A Theory of Disturbance (in Public and Private),' June 14
'Therapeutic Frontiers: The Tremaine Houses in Santa Barbara,' Volker M. Welter
'The Amplifier,' Robert Longo
'Thomas Pynchon's 115th Dream,' Enrique Ramirez

Located in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, 7 East 7th Street, 2nd Floor, between Third and Fourth Avenues

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.