Writer: Rebecca Siefert

Tradition and Modernity, Continuity and Critique

Tradition and Modernity, Continuity and Critique

By Rebecca Siefert

The following text is excerpted from Rebecca Siefert’s recent book Into the Light, the first comprehensive study of the work of Lauretta Vinciarelli. The book is available to purchase here. The grid has served as ‘the image of an absolute beginning’, as Rosalind Krauss affirmed in 1986 in ‘The Originality of… Read More

Homogeneous and Non-Homogeneous Grids

Homogeneous and Non-Homogeneous Grids

By Rebecca Siefert

The grid is loaded with symbolism and history: it is emblematic of origins, order, systems, utopias and dystopias, and the inevitable susceptibility to disruption. It is a mode of organization (during the Enlightenment era, it was used to organize building types) as well as a means to reduce information or… Read More