Inside Out theory S. Kurten & R. Solnit
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A meditation on the dilemmas and desires for home that combines the writings of art critic and cultural historian Rebecca Solnit with painter Stefan Kurten's lush images of domestic interiors, buildings and landscapes. Solnit reflects on emotional privatization, real-estate fetishism, and aesthetic pleasure, while Kurten's paintings of stale bourgeois interiors and suburban homes project a dogged attempt to make life perfect, at least on the surface. His armchairs, teapots and planter boxes suggest that we are living in a peculiar state of safety and bliss. Together, the text and images question the equation of ideal houses with ideal lives, the images that shape our perception of childhood, and our notion of a fulfilled adulthood.
Modernist masterpieces lost and found: Rare photographs by Julius Shulman TASCHEN's Modernism Rediscovered brought to light for the first time some 300 forgotten architectural masterpieces, drawn from photographer Julius Shulman's personal archives.
The international design firm Kartell is especially known for successful product collaborations with stars of contemporary design such as Ron Arad, Antonio Citterio, Enzo Mari, Piero Lissoni, Alberto Meda, Vico Magistretti, and Philippe Starck. kARTell retells the company's 50-year design history through the lens work of world-renowned photographers such as Bruce Weber and Helmut Newton.
The old saying used to warn that the map is not the territory. But the guerrilla architectartist-urbanists at Hong Kong-based MAP Office (Gutierrez + Portefaix) insist that the map (or the MAP)most definitely is the territory, and this exuberant book proves it.
Modern Views Goldberger, Lambert
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In this book, one hundred artists, architects, and designers reflect on the idea and reality of glass houses, and respond to two of modernism's greatest masterpieces: the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Farnsworth House and the Philip Johnson Glass House. From David Adjaye to Zaha Hadid, Iņigo Manglano-Ovalle to Ed Ruscha, and Constantin Boym to Paula Scher, these contemporary visionaries examine the glass houses in all their dimensions.
Imagine a house constructed in less than forty-eight hours, without using lumber or nails, that is more resistant to fire, earthquakes, and hurricanes than any traditionally built structure. This may sound like the latest development in prefab housing or green architecture, but the design dates back to 1941 when architect Wallace Neff (1895 1982) developed Airform construction as a solution to the global housing crisis.