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Recurrent Visions Marshall Brown Karen Kice

Recurrent Visions

The Architecture of Marshall Brown Projects

Karen Kice Marshall Brown

Details: Hardcover
Size: 9 x 12 IN
Pages: 128
Publication Date: 06/28/2022
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781648960680


Architect and artist Marshall Brown is making space for the future by remixing the legacy of modern architecture in this exploration of his visionary urban ideas, brought to life through extraordinary collages, drawings, models, and photographs.

Groundbreaking architect Marshall Brown presents a vision of the future through cross-disciplinary explorations that leverage the possibilities of scale, media, and time in this survey of three unique projects. With an introduction by curator Karen Kice, discover Brown's work through a deep dive into his seminal projects for New York, Chicago, and Detroit.

Recurrent Visions journeys into the cities, places, and spaces of the future crafted by the hands of today, with contributions from today's leading architectural thinkers, Monica Ponce de Leon, Joseph Becker, Allison Glenn, and Adrienne Brown, featuring three projects:

  • UNITY Plan for the MTA Vanderbilt Rail Yards, Brooklyn
  • Dequindre Civic Academy, Detroit
  • Smooth Growth Urbanism, Chicago


Discover the voice shaping the future of our urban experience. Ideal reading for designers, architects, and scholars, this book presents work that encourages discovery, exploration, and time travel, by one of the most forward-thinking architects and urbanists of our time.


Marshall Brown is an architect, urbanist, and principal of Marshall Brown Projects. In 2016 Brown represented the U.S. at the Venice Architecture Biennale. His work is in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. He is an associate professor with tenure at the Princeton University School of Architecture, where he directs the Princeton Urban Imagination Center. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Karen Kice is a consultant and curator in art, architecture, and design. Her exhibitions include Sahara: Acts of Memory (Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, 2021), Recurrent Visions: The Architecture of Marshall Brown Projects (Princeton University, School of Architecture, 2019), and Chatter: Architecture Talks Back (Art Institute of Chicago, 2015). For five years, she was a curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives in Los Angeles, California.