Insectes, oiseaux, bombes, bus, outils, etc... la collection extraordinaire des inventaires dessinés par le génie autiste et artiste, Gregory L.Blackstock.
Un petit livre qui renferme des citations d'une centaine architectes, de Palladio et Buckminster Fuller à Wang Shu et Jean Nouvel. Le petit cadeau idéal pour tous les architectes !
33 projets récents du grand architecte japonais Kengo Kuma réalisés principalement au Japon, mais aussi en Chine, en Corée, en Allemagne, en Italie et en Angleterre.
Artists' books have emerged over the last 25 years as the quintessential contemporary art form, addressing subjects as diverse as poetry and politics, incorporating a full spectrum of artistic media and bookmaking methods, and taking every conceivable form. Female painters, sculptors, calligraphers, and printmakers, as well a growing community of hobbyists, have played a primary role in developing this new mode of artistic expression. The Book as Art presents more than 100 of the most engaging women's artist books created by major fine artists such as Meret Oppenheim, May Stevens, Kara Walker, and Renee Stout and distinguished book artists such as Susan King, Ruth Laxson, Claire Van Vliet, and Julie Chen. Culled from over 800 unique or limited-edition volumes held by the National Museum of Women in the Arts, these books explore the form as a container for ideas. Descriptions of the works are accompanied by colorful illustrations and reflections by their makers, along with essays by leading scholars and a lively introduction by the most famous book artist in our culture, best-selling author Audrey Niffenegger. The exquisitely crafted objects in the The Book as Art are sure to provoke unexpected and surprising conclusions about what constitutes a book. The Book as Art accompanies the exhibition of the same name at the Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., beginning in October 2006. --
Cet ouvrage rassemble des cartes particulièrement inventives, comme autant de voyages mentaux : le système digestif comme territoire, une carte pour chasse au trésor, l'exploration de la campagne du point de vue d'un chien, la route vers le succès, etc.
Mingering Mike s'est inventé de A à Z une production musicale digne d'une superstar de la soul : faux albums et singles, musiques de films fantaisistes, le tout traité avec un graphisme réaliste confondant.
Philosophy for Architects is an engaging and easy-to-grasp introduction to philosophical questions of interest to students of architectural theory. Topics include Aristotle's theories of "visual imagination" and their relevance to digital design, the problem of optical correction as explored by Plato, Hegel's theory of zeitgeist, and Kant's examinations of space and aesthetics, among others. Focusing primarily on nineteenth- and twentieth-century philosophy, it provides students with a wider perspective concerning philosophical problems that come up in contemporary architectural debates.
Chicago is famous for its role in fostering modern architecture. Now Jeanne Gang, founder of Studio Gang Architects, is giving the epithet "Chicago School" a new meaning. Her recently completed 82-story Aqua residential tower is already an icon of the Chicago skyline and has been universally hailed as a masterwork for the young firm. Reveal presents an in-depth look at the firm's unique work and working process through drawings, diagrams, sketches, and photographs that illuminate the evolution of each of the book's eight featured projects, both public and private, and ranging in size from exhibition to high-rise.
Dans ce petit livre, l'architecte Paolo Soleri explique sa conception de l'architecture et de l'urbanisme fondée sur les formes de la nature. Il y parle également de son projet au long cours, Arcosanti, village écologique et véritable laboratoire d'urbanisme qui se développe depuis 1970 dans le désert de l'Arizona.