The book examines the notion of drapery as a metaphor for the billowing surfaces of contemporary architecture emphasizing: its theatrical and festive character; its simultaneous attempt to create ambiguity and curiosity; and its relationship to concepts like autonomy, opacity, and permanency. Finally, it examines how drapery becomes an important means of displaying and celebrating technological virtuosity.
PhD Dissertation title: Ac̦alya Kiyak. Towards a Draped Architecture: An Examination of Theatricality, Virtuosity, and Ambiguity in the Recent Works of Frank O. Gehry, and Others Completed: 2005 Supervisor: David Leatherbarrow
Other Books by Açalya Allmer
Sinemekan - Sinemada Mimarlik. Varlik Yayinlari, 2010 (in Turkish)