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K-State Today

May 8, 2019

APDesign professor releases new book 'Linear Thought-Condensation'

Submitted by Thom Jackson

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Peter Magyar, professor of architecture in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, recently published "Linear Thought-Condensation," released spring 2019.

"Unify knowing and feeling with drawing, this process is influenced by the racial memory of our body, the outcome could be unpredictable, mysterious and timeless," Magyar said. "If the drawn investigation questions the fundamentals of knowledge, existence and truth, then the resulting architecture might embody a new branch of philosophy. It will affect simultaneously our cerebral, tactile, and spatial perceptions and appear as a circumstantial singularity."

Additional contributors to the book include Adriana Molina, Robert McCarter, Kendra Schank Smith and Gyorgy Szego. 

In addition to Magyar's book, his poster of the "Second National Salon of Hungarian Architecture" was recently published. Two of Magyar's works are on national exhibition, which takes place every five years in Budapest, Hungary.

Between 1989 and 2011, Magyar served as director of the Schools of Architecture at three American universities. He holds a Master of Architecture and a Doctorate of Architecture issued by the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary. He has taught, lectured and practiced internationally and designs large urban ensembles — many of which have been constructed. He has authored many books about his projects and in 2011 won the Pro Architectura Hungarica Medal and in 2015 became a member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts and Letters. He was elected as a fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2016 and a finalist of the World Architecture Festival in 2017 and 2018.

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