Chris BurdenChris Burden is a seminal figure in contemporary art. A monograph on Burden, this book gives an overview of his art, illuminated by searching texts by some of the most important curators and writers on art and supported by a catalogue. Its thematic arrangement reveals the conceptual relationships between works produced in differing mediums.
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Chris Burden by Peter NoeverThe first comprehensive catalogue of Chris Burden's work. Over the past twenty-five years, Burden has used technology to subert the hegemony of the machine in the industrial age.
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Publication Date: 1996
From the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial.
2017 Chicago Architecrture Biennial: Make New History by Sharon Johnston (Editor); Mark Lee (Editor); Letizia Carzoli (General Editor); Sarah Hearne (Editor)Make New History, the companion publication to the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, invites speculation on the status and importance of history to architecture today. The book brings together an eminent collection of historians, curators, and practitioners-including Giovanna Borasi, Edward Eigen, Sarah Herda, Robert Somol, Martino Stierli, Philip Ursprung, Jesus Vassallo and Sarah Whiting and features over a hundred artists and architects from the exhibition.The 2017 Biennial focuses on the efforts of contemporary architects to align their work with versions of history. From the diverse voices within discipline, it examines the interplay of design and the broadening recall of and access to historical source material. In the realm of building practice, participants interrogate how sites are made up of the historical accumulation of materials, regulations, social conventions, and memories. Issues under consideration are the regulation and management of power and identity, what prevails and what does not, and how to recognize the signi cance of untold narratives. SELLING POINTS: * This book is the companion publication for the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. * Prominent architects, artists, curators, and historians are involved in this Biennial including Giovanna Borasi, Edward Eigen, Sarah Herda, Robert Somol, Martino Stierli, Philip Ursprung, Jesus Vassallo, and Sarah Whiting. * The theme of this biennial is how contemporary architecture tries to mirror versions of history using historical material. * 490 Illustrations * The biennial features architectural projects and spatial experiments that demonstrate how creativity and innovation can radically transform our experience. * On view at the Chicago Cultural Center from September 16, 2017 through January 7, 2018. 490 illustrations
Publication Date: 2018
Tatiana Bilbao: Perspectives by Tatiana Bilbao; Patrick Charpenel (Text by); Simon Hartmann (Text by); Raymund Ryan (Text by)Located in Mexico City, Tatiana Bilbao Estudio is well known internationally for its use of traditional Mexican construction techniques, the highly sculptural effects of its buildings and its unusually collaborative approach toward each client. Founded by Tatiana Bilbao (born 1972) in 2004, its completed buildings include the Gratitude Open Chapel in La Ruta del Peregrino, Gabriel Orozco's house in Roca Blanca and the botanical garden in Culiacan. This volume appraises the studio's work to date in four thematic sections: Inhabiting, Space, Collage and Context. The texts by Patrick Charpenel, Simon Hartmann, Raymund Ryan and a conversation with Gonzalo Ortega address Bilbao's uniquely contemporary architectural language, which combines the efficient use of materials, optimal function and an original design with a discreet aesthetic that always conveys a responsiveness toward landscape.
Sketchbook by Sou FujimotoThe works of Sou Fujimoto resist any form of conventional categorization. This young Japanese architect stands for unconventional buildings that cannot be described by standard criteria and definitions such as inside/outside or public/private. Clear divisions such as between floor levels and rooms are shattered by his complex ground plans and interlocking structures which--in a reference to the idea of the cave--he describes as "primitive future." With this approach he creates forms that are committed to a playful interaction between user and space. Alongside private residences, such as the well-known N House, his library for Musashino Art University has achieved particular recognition. In addition he was represented at the 2010 Venice Biennale with a design for a house. In his personal sketchbook Sou Fujimoto offers insights into his design process. Through the sketches, drawings, and notes readers can trace how his complex concepts are made manifest and develop on paper. AUTHOR: Sou Fujimoto, born in Hokkaido, Japan, in 1971, established his architectural practice Sou Fujimoto Architects in 2000. In 2008, he was World Architecture Festival winner in the Private House category, and was awarded a RIBA International Fellowship in 2012. Recently he completed the new library and museum for the Musashino Art University in Tokyo. ILLUSTRATIONS: 240
Publication Date: 2012
Sou Fujimoto: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 by Sou Fujimoto; Sophie O'Brien; Hans Ulrich ObristThe Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 is designed by award-winning Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto (born 1971)--the thirteenth and, at 41, youngest architect to accept the invitation to design a temporary structure for the Serpentine Gallery. The Serpentine's past pavilions have included designs by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei (2012), Frank Gehry (2008), the late Oscar Niemeyer (2003) and Zaha Hadid (2000). Inspired by organic structures such as forests, nests and caves, Fujimoto's buildings inhabit a space between nature and artificiality. Fujimoto's pavilion is a delicate, latticed structure of steel poles--lightweight and semi-transparent in appearance--that allows it to blend, cloudlike, into the landscape and against the classical backdrop of the Gallery's colonnaded East wing. It is designed as a flexible, multipurpose social space. This volume documents the project.
Zwischen Zonen by Marta Herford (Editor); Michael Kröger; MARTa Herford (Herford, Germany) Staff (Contribution by)-Developed by women artists born in Arab countries, this exhibition presents the concept of cultural boundaries, and the crossing of those boundaries, from their own perspective, rather than as a westernized distillation -Focuses on the diversity of the women's artistic styles, this catalogue devotes ample space to their particular biographical and national details Contemporary art production in Arab countries still remains largely unexplored. Often general and trite assumptions are made distinguishing between East and West, Arabic-Islamic and Western-Christian civilization, without addressing each culture's specific characteristics in appropriate ways. Aware of the fact that the reception of art from these countries calls for a new approach, the museum for contemporary art, Marta in Herford, Germany, has invited nine female artists from Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iran and Iraq to share their work. They all came to the West as university students or exiles, and most of them never returned to their homes. This exhibition focuses on their works of art and devotes ample space to the particular biographical and national details in the lives of these women. The diversity of their artistic styles links many different aspects, reflecting on the concept of cultural boundaries, and the crossing of those boundaries, as well as the ongoing conflicts and upheaval in their home countries. Text in English and German.
How We Fight White Supremacy by Akiba Solomon; Kenrya RankinThis celebration of Black resistance, from protests to art to sermons to joy, offers a blueprint for the fight for freedom and justice -- and ideas for how each of us can contribute Many of us are facing unprecedented attacks on our democracy, our privacy, and our hard-won civil rights. If you're Black in the US, this is not new. As Colorlines editors Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin show, Black Americans subvert and resist life-threatening forces as a matter of course. In these pages, leading organizers, artists, journalists, comedians, and filmmakers offer wisdom on how they fight White supremacy. It's a must-read for anyone new to resistance work, and for the next generation of leaders building a better future. Featuring contributions from: Ta-Nehisi Coates Tarana Burke Harry Belafonte Adrienne Maree brown Alicia Garza Patrisse Khan-Cullors Reverend Dr. Valerie Bridgeman Kiese Laymon Jamilah Lemieux Robin DG Kelley Damon Young Michael Arceneaux Hanif Abdurraqib Dr. Yaba Blay Diamond Stingily Amanda Seales Imani Perry Denene Millner Kierna Mayo John Jennings Dr. Joy Harden Bradford Tongo Eisen-Martin
Bodys Isek Kingelez by Bodys Isek Kingelez (Artist); Chika Okeke-Agulu (Text by); Sarah Suzuki (Editor, Text by); David Adjaye (Text by)Composed of paper, commercial packaging and the stuff of everyday life, Bodys Isek Kingelez's 'extreme maquettes' transform these materials into fantastic visions that encompass civic buildings, public monuments and private pavilions. Published to accompany the first retrospective of his work, this book traces the span of Kingelez's career, from early single structure works included in Centre Pompidou's landmark 1989 exhibition, Magiciens de la terre , to the complex and multifaceted cities he made in the 2000s, bringing his rarely seen, distinctive oeuvre to American audiences. Featuring new photography of his work, this is the most comprehensive volume on the artist to date.
Bauhaus Futures by Laura Forlano (Editor); Molly Wright Steenson (Editor); Mike Ananny (Editor)Essays, photo-essays, interviews, manifestos, diagrams, and a play explore the varied legacies, influences, and futures of the Bauhaus.What would keep the Bauhaus up at night if it were practicing today? A century after its founding by Walter Gropius in Weimar, Germany, as an "experimental laboratory of the future," who are the pioneering experimentalists who reinscribe or resist Bauhaus traditions? This book explores the varied legacies, influences, and futures of the Bauhaus. Many of the animating issues of the Bauhaus-its integration of research, teaching, and practice; its experimentation with materials; its democratization of design; its open-minded, heterogeneous approach to ideas, theories, methods, and styles-remain relevant. The contributors to Bauhaus Futures address these but go further, considering issues that design has largely ignored for the last hundred years- gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and disability. Their contributions take the form of essays, photo-essays, interviews, manifestos, diagrams, and even a play. They discuss, among other things, the Bauhaus curriculum and its contemporary offshoots; Bauhaus legacies at the MIT Media Lab, Black Mountain College, and elsewhere; the conflict between the Bauhaus ideal of humanist universalism and current approaches to design concerned with race and justice; designed objects, from the iconic to the precarious; textile and weaving work by women in the Bauhaus and the present day; and design and technology. Contributors Alice Arnold, Jeffrey Bardzell, Shaowen Bardzell, Karen Kornblum Berntsen, Marshall Brown, Stuart Candy, Jessica Charlesworth, Elizabeth J. Chin, Taeyoon Choi, B. Coleman, Carl DiSalvo, Michael J. Golec, Kate Hennessy, Matthew Hockenberry, Joi Ito, Denisa Kera, N. Adriana Knouf, Silvia Lindtner, Shannon Mattern, Ramia Maze, V. Mitch McEwen, Oliver Neumann, Paul Pangaro, Tim Parsons, Nassim Parvin, Joanne Pouzenc, Luiza Prado de O. Martin, Daniela K. Rosner, Natalie Saltiel, Trudi Lynn Smith, Carol Strohecker, Alex Taylor, Martin Thaler, Fred Turner, Andre Uhl, Jeff Watson, Robert Wiesenberger
Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry by Anne Tyng (Artist); Ingrid Schaffner (Editor, Introduction by); Srdjan Jovanoviç Weiss (Text by); Jenny Sabin (Text by)Anne Tyng (born 1920) explores the potentials of geometry through her architectural and teaching practices. Since the 1950s, when she worked closely with Louis Kahn and independently pioneered space-frame construction, Tyng has applied natural and numeric systems to built forms on all scales, from urban plans to domestic spaces. She believes that geometry is a metaphor for thought and the creative process--as a spatial demonstration of how the mind generates associations through the combination of pattern and chance. This volume documents a new project by the visionary architect and theorist. Commissioned by the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, Tyng has created an installation-scale model that realizes the ambition of all of her work: to inhabit geometry. Exploring her life-long fascination with the Platonic solids, the book also features related models and documentation of past projects, including Tyng and Kahn's never-built design for City Tower in Philadelphia (1952-1956).
Publication Date: 2012
Louis I. Kahn by Klaus-Peter Gast; Anne G. Tyng (Foreword by); Harmen Thies (Foreword by)This comprehensive and innovative study presents the fundamental features of Louis I. Kahn's architecture and describes his key buildings. It is based on drawings prepared specially for this book and previously unpublished photographs and has been described as the "most rigorous and precise study so far attempted in the German language" Kurt W. Forster. Previously available in hardcover, it is now being published in softcover ensuring that it will be accessible to all who are interested in the legacy of Kahn's work.
Publication Date: 1998
Campus da Universidade de Bocconi / SANAA
Sanaa by Ryue Nishizawa (Text by); Kazuyo Sejima (Text by); Mark Wigley (Text by); Julia Peyton-Jones (Text by, Foreword by)Designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of leading Japanese architecture practice SANAA, the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2009 is the ninth in the series of annual architecture commissions. SANAA's stunning design for the Serpentine Pavilion resembles a reflective cloud or a floating pool of water, sitting atop a series of delicate columns. The undulating aluminium roof moves in and out of the existing trees, reaching up towards the sky and sweeping down almost to the ground, where it is transformed into a table. Open and ephemeral in structure, the mirror-finish roof reflects both the park and sky around it and the absence of doorways means that the public can enter it from all directions. It is a truly democratic structure that fulfils the ambitions of the programme: to create a Pavilion that the public can simply walk into and take ownership of. English text.
Publication Date: 2010
Sanaa by Xavier Costa (Text by)For their intervention, SANAA decided to use acrylic to make transparent curtains. They imagined an installation design that left the existing space of Barcelona Pavilion undisturbed. The acrylic curtains are standing freely on the floor and shaped in a calm spiral. The curtain softy encompasses the space within the pavilion and creates a new atmosphere. The view through the acrylic will be something different from the original with soft reflections slightly distorting the pavilion.