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Peter Olshavsky, “The Untimely Thinking of Alberto Pérez-Gómez,” in Alberto Pérez-Gómez, Timely Meditations: Select Essays on Architecture (Montreal: RightAngle International, 2016), xv-xxxvii.
This is the foreword to the two-volume collection of essays by the eminent architectural historian Dr. Alberto Pérez-Gómez titled, Timely Meditations: Select Essays on Architecture (2016). It examines his work on hermeneutics to reconsider "innovation" in architecture by privileging architecture’s performance of cultural orientation over innovation for its own sake. This shifts attention from action based on information to a hermeneutic position that draws on a less articulate background.