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James Wines

(b. 1932)


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(1932– ).

American architect and sculptor. Founder of the design team SITE (Sculpture in the Environment), in 1969, he was concerned to fuse art and architecture, integrating both. The firm is best known for the Best Products Retail Stores, such as the Indeterminate Façade, Houston, TX (1974–5), and the Tilt Showroom, Towson, MD (1976–8), the latter with a front resembling a sheet of material lifted up to display the showroom behind. The suggestion of instability in apparently crumbling façades or irrational elements in SITE's work attracted much attention in the 1970s and 1980s. More recently Wines has been concerned with environmental problems, e.g. the decommissioning of Nuclear Power Stations.

Kalman (1994);Jodidio (1993, 1996);SITE et al. (1980);Wines (1987);Wines et al. (1989)

Subjects: Architecture.


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