Please send this book to my mother
Ariella Yedgar (Ed.)
London-based artist-architect Sarah Entwistle’s artist’s book, Please send … reconfigures the traditional architectural monograph and artist biography to create an ambiguous portrait of her grandfather, architect Clive Entwistle (1916–1976). The result is a fascinating narrative welding fragments of extremely personal reflections and extensive visual material. Clive Entwistle was an autodidact who described his cardinal points as: Philosophy, Architecture, Intellect, and Sex. He tackled utopian city plans, product design, structural engineering, formal experimentation and architectural critique and his proposal for the Crystal Palace (1946) was described by LeCorbusier as “one of the great projects of our time.” However, none of his ambitious proposals was realized, his presence erased from the landscape of modernism. Sarah Entwistle’s evocative rendition of his life in this beautifully designed and extensively illustrated hardcover book provokes questions on the authority of the biographer and reaches beyond genres into the realm of poetry and prose fiction. Published to accompany Entwistle’s exhibition of new sculptural works, He was my father and I an atom destined to grow into him, at the Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris, 2015.
6 x 9 ½ inches / 176 pp / 168 color
Retail Price: $30.00