Paul Shepheard will lead this Book Club series entitled ‘The Present Moment’. Here the text and the conversation that ensues will explore how the form of a book relates to the form of a building. The discussion will also consider a recent revelation of the author that the instant of the present is not made of time, but of space.
The boy from Philadelphia, by Jack Kerouac (from Atop an Underwood, Viking 1999)
Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy (Picador, 1999)
Biography: Paul Shepheard is a writer living in London. He is qualified as an architect but since the publication of What is Architecture? by the MIT Press in 1994 has gradually shifted the emphasis of his activities to writing and lecturing. He has two other books with the MIT Press, The Cultivated Wilderness, about landscape, 1997, and Artificial Love about architecture and machines, 2003. How To Like Everything, A Utopia, was published by Zero Books in July 2013. Currently working on a collection of essays on Structure. He has taught at the Architectural Association in London, the University of Texas at Austin, the Academie Van Bouwkunst in Amsterdam and Artesis, Antwerp. More details at www.paulshepheard.com