The Archaeology of Tomorrow

Architecture and the Spirit of Place

Written By: Travis Price, Wade Davis
Applying cutting-edge analysis and three decades of experience as an architect, philosopher, and educator, the renowned design pioneer Travis Price presents a visually rich and thought provoking view into the worlds of design, architecture, and modern life. The Archaeology of Tomorrow offers an innovative perspective on the enduring nature of design and architecture, identifying the principles of the "mythic modern" and employing the "three lenses of architecture"; to define the nature of design through the influence and inspiration of architect Frank Gehry, sculptor Andy Goldsworthy, and mythologist Joseph Campbell. Travis Price is a multiple award-winning architect and innovator in environmentally sound architecture. A former consultant for the Carter administration on alternative energy policy, he is credited with coining the term "passive solar". Price designed the world's largest solar office building - TVA's one million square foot complex, planned new urbanist town developments from Virginia to Uganda, designed an array of stunning individual residences, commercial properties and institutional monuments, and created a line of furniture. He has received numerous AIA design awards, been featured in several films and television programs, and is widely published in journals and books internationally.
Format: Main Book
Publication Date: 10/15/2006
ISBN: 9781932771930
Pages: 208
Trim Size: 9.25 x 11.5

  • About the Author 
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Travis Price, Author: For three decades as a groundbreaking architect, author,
teacher, and philosopher Travis Price has developed a modern
architecture informed by ecology and mythology that restores
the spirit of place to modern design.Price is widely published in books and journals as well as featured in numerous films and television programs on design and architecture. Visually robust and intellectually challenging, he delivers keynote lectures at such venues as the Smithsonian Institution, the National Geographic Society, The American Institute of Architects, and Telluride Mountain Film Festival. As well his edge cutting presentations at schools of architecture, including Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and The Catholic University of America explore an array of critiques and sound alternatives to the sprawling homogenization rampantly spreading across the global landscape.

Wade Davis, Foreword Contributor: Wade Davis is a critically acclaimed, internationally best-selling author and anthropologist. Davis’s many books include The Serpent and the Rainbow, One River, The Wayfinders, and Into the Silence. Between 1999 and 2013, Davis served as explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society.