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ComparisonIn Pursuit of Masterworks of Information Architecture
Dan Klyn
Nicolas Poussin
Les Bergers d’Arcadie
1638
Public Domain Image, Wikimedia Commons
The photographer is
more of a pointer
th...
Charles Moore & William Turnbull
Kresge College
1971
Photo by Dan Klyn
Charles Moore & William Turnbull
Kresge College
1971
Photo by Dan Klyn
Charles Moore & William Turnbull
Kresge College
1971
Photo by Dan Klyn
Photographer Unknown
Sylvia Beach and James Joyce
circa 1922
Bettmann Archive / Corbis
James Joyce
Ulysses First Edition
1922
Photo by Shane Davis
James Joyce
Ulysses Autograph Manuscript
circa 1920
Photo from The Rosenbach Museum
James Joyce
Ulysses 1st American Edition
1935
Designed by Ernst Reichl
Photograph of Marilyn Monroe by Eve Arnold circa 19...
James Joyce
Ulysses First Edition
1922
Photo by Dan Klyn
Photographer Unknown
Richard Saul Wurman and Louis Kahn
1959
Collection of Richard Saul Wurman
Richard Saul Wurman
The City, Form and Intent… First Edition
1963
Photo by Dan Klyn
Richard Saul Wurman
The City, Form and Intent… First Edition
1963
Photo by Dan Klyn
Richard Saul Wurman
The City, Form and Intent… First Edition
1963
Photo by Dan Klyn
Richard Saul Wurman
Cities: Comparisons of Form and Scale
1974
Photo by Dan Klyn
Wurman 1963Joyce 1922
• Fundamentally Cross-Channel
• Polymorphic In Response to Context
• Materials of Composition Lost /...
Comparison In Pursuit of Masterworks of IA
Comparison In Pursuit of Masterworks of IA
Comparison In Pursuit of Masterworks of IA
Comparison In Pursuit of Masterworks of IA
Comparison In Pursuit of Masterworks of IA
Comparison In Pursuit of Masterworks of IA
Comparison In Pursuit of Masterworks of IA
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Comparison In Pursuit of Masterworks of IA

Presentation for Reframe IA Session at 2016 Information Architecture Summit. 4000+ word article forthcoming in the ASIS&T Bulletin

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Comparison In Pursuit of Masterworks of IA

  1. 1. ComparisonIn Pursuit of Masterworks of Information Architecture Dan Klyn
  2. 2. Nicolas Poussin Les Bergers d’Arcadie 1638 Public Domain Image, Wikimedia Commons The photographer is more of a pointer than a painter William J. Mitchell
  3. 3. Charles Moore & William Turnbull Kresge College 1971 Photo by Dan Klyn
  4. 4. Charles Moore & William Turnbull Kresge College 1971 Photo by Dan Klyn
  5. 5. Charles Moore & William Turnbull Kresge College 1971 Photo by Dan Klyn
  6. 6. Photographer Unknown Sylvia Beach and James Joyce circa 1922 Bettmann Archive / Corbis
  7. 7. James Joyce Ulysses First Edition 1922 Photo by Shane Davis
  8. 8. James Joyce Ulysses Autograph Manuscript circa 1920 Photo from The Rosenbach Museum
  9. 9. James Joyce Ulysses 1st American Edition 1935 Designed by Ernst Reichl Photograph of Marilyn Monroe by Eve Arnold circa 1954
  10. 10. James Joyce Ulysses First Edition 1922 Photo by Dan Klyn
  11. 11. Photographer Unknown Richard Saul Wurman and Louis Kahn 1959 Collection of Richard Saul Wurman
  12. 12. Richard Saul Wurman The City, Form and Intent… First Edition 1963 Photo by Dan Klyn
  13. 13. Richard Saul Wurman The City, Form and Intent… First Edition 1963 Photo by Dan Klyn
  14. 14. Richard Saul Wurman The City, Form and Intent… First Edition 1963 Photo by Dan Klyn
  15. 15. Richard Saul Wurman Cities: Comparisons of Form and Scale 1974 Photo by Dan Klyn
  16. 16. Wurman 1963Joyce 1922 • Fundamentally Cross-Channel • Polymorphic In Response to Context • Materials of Composition Lost / Broken • Improvement via Alternate Modalities • Iconoclastic • 1000 copies / edition • Lacks A Good Digital Realization • Architected In Spite Of “The Forces” • Fundamentally Cross-Channel • Isomorphic In Response to Context • Materials of Composition Lost / Broken • Poorer In Alternate Modality • Iconoclastic • 1500 copies / edition • Realized In Digital as UrbanObservatory.org • Architected With “The Forces”

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