Professor Diana Agrest's essay, ARCHITECTURE FROM WITHOUT: BODY, LOGIC, AND SEX, published in the Review of Philosophy and Literature #4, 2012

April 01, 2012

Diana Agrest, Park Square, Boston: A Fiction, 1978

Diana Agrest, Park Square, Boston: A Fiction, 1978

Professor Diana Agrest's essay Architecture from Without: Body, Logic, and Sex, which traces the relationship between architecture and the body through the ages, has recently been included in the Review of Philosophy and Literature #4, 2012. Published by The Institute of Philosophy at University of Warsaw, this current issue is dedicated to the Body.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.