Architecture functions between tradition and innovation, between historical archetypes and that which as yet has no form. This historicity and concurrent openness to futurity are two of the subjects discussed in Anytime, which probes architecture's relationships with space and time. After a section called "Beginnings, " in which ten young architects address rupture, change, and movement, the book is organized into five sections: Trajectories, The Collapse of Time, (M)anytimes, Futures, and Rethinking Space and Time. Contributors include Akira Asada, Hubert Damisch, Peter Eisenman, Zaha Hadid, Arata Isozaki, Fredric Jameson, Rein Koolhaas, Bruce Mau, John Rajchman, Michael Sorkin, and Bernard Tschumi, as well as architects whose work many American readers will encounter here for the first time.
Anytime is the eighth book in the ongoing series that began in 1991 with Anyone and was followed by Anywhere, Anyway, Anyplace, Anywise, Anybody, and Anyhow. Each volume is based on a conference at which architects and leaders in other fields come together to present papers and discuss a particular idea in architecture from a multicultural and multidisciplinary perspective. The conference upon which Anytime is based took place in Ankara, Turkey, in June 1998. Anytime will be followed by Anymore and Anything.