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.
February 2016 / Hardcover
6 x 9 ½ inches / 176 pp / 168 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-153-6 · Retail Price: $30.00
Severi Blomstedt, Aila Kolehmainen and Esa Laaksonen
Museum of Finnish Architecture, Finland
The Finnish Association of Architects, Finland
2004, Exhibition catalog
Softcover, 91/2 x 91/2 inches
138 pp, extensive b& w and color reproductions
ISBN: 978-952-5195-19-4 · Retail Price: $49.95
The “Bread & Butter” of Architecture:
Investigating Everyday Practices
Nelson Mota & Ricardo Agarez (Eds.)
The focus on star architects in contemporary Western architecture has marginalized the role of everyday practitioners and others who play vital roles in the field of architecture today. Footprint 17 addresses the architectural production of those in inconspicuous offices and unexciting departments who contribute their insights and experience to the making of architecture, the formulation of architectural history, and the politics of architectural design and theory. Footprint 17 explores the intellectual frameworks, didactic practices, research methods and analytical instruments that develop the disciplinary focus beyond the work of the “prime mover,” and the relevance of salaried architects and institutional agencies in shaping the spatial and social practices of the everyday. Essays by Ricardo Agarez, Nelson Mota (editors), Nick Beech, Amir Djalali, Andri Gerber, Ellen Rowley, Tim Gough, Elizabeth Keslacy; visual essay by João Paulo Martins, Sofia Diniz and reviews by Karen Lisa Burns, Justine Clark, Jullie Willis, Tahl Kaminer and Javier Arpa.
DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, THE NETHERLANDS
July 2016 / Vol. 9 / no. 2
Softcover / 7 ½ x 10 ¼ in.
184 pp / 62 b&w
ISBN: 978-94-90322-61-8 · Retail Price: $36.00
Constellation of Awakening:
Benjamin and Architecture
Patrick Healy & Andrej Radman (Eds.)
Focusing on German cultural and architectural theorist Walter Benjamin’s “constellation of awakening,” TU Delft’s Footprint 18 investigates Benjamin’s conceptualization of “dialectical images,” his use of montage, his refusal of notions of both progress and decline, and his effort to demonstrate how images belong not only to a particular time but attain legibility only at a particular time. Famously, according to Benjamin, image is what comes together in a flash to form a new “constellation.” In his Arcades Project, he engaged architecture directly, especially the work of Bötticher, positing an architectural unconscious and the role of the optical as crucial for understanding commodification. Contributions by theorists Patrick Healy, Andrej Radman, Stefan Koller, Lutz Robbers, and Frances Hsu, architects Jolien Paeleman and Rodrigo Rieiro Díaz, and Stephen Michael Witherford Fulbright Research Fellow Ross Lipton, writer and media consultant Sarah K. Stanley and cultural theorist Stéphane Symons.
DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, THE NETHERLANDS
October 2016 / Vol. 10 / no. 1 / Softcover
7 ½ x 10 ¼ in. / 141 pp / 40 b&w
ISBN: 978-94-90322-64-9 · Retail Price: $36.00
The Architecture of Public Truth
Forensis (Latin for “pertaining to the forum”) engages the testimony of material objects—such as bones, ruins, toxic substances—as a method of central importance in interpreting how subjects are policed and governed by their states. Developed through the Forensic Architecture Project by theorist Eyal Weizman at Goldsmiths College, University of London, Forensis seeks to expand the scope of contemporary forensics to include a broader historical, theoretical, political and aesthetic context. At the heart of the book is a methodological experiment in which participating architects, artists, filmmakers, lawyers, and theorists employed new technologies and spatial research methods to investigate contemporary issues such as border regimes, urban warfare, and climate change. Investigations were undertaken in Pakistan, Palestine, the Amazon basin, Guatemala, Chile, Bangladesh, Yemen, the United States and the former Yugoslavia among others places. Evidence of state or corporate violence was unearthed for use by prosecution teams, civil society organizations, activist networks, human rights groups, and the United Nations. Innovative investigations aimed at producing new kinds of evidence in this rich collection of essays and research reports suggest many new ways that international prosecutorial teams, political organizations, the UN, and NGOs can engage the material world to open up forums for civic dispute and articulate new claims for justice. Contributors include Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Nabil Ahmed, Maayan Amir, Hisham Ashkar & Emily Dische- Becker, Ryan Bishop, Jacob Burns, Howard Caygill, Gabriel Cuéllar, Eitan Diamond, DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency), Anselm Franke, Grupa Spomenik, Ayesha Hameed, Charles Heller, Helene Kazan, Thomas Keenan, Working Group Four Faces of Omarska, Alessandro Petti, Lorenzo Pezzani, SITU Research, Caroline Sturdy Colls and Eyal Weizman.
FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE, LONDON
July 2014 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches / 764 pp / 825 b&w and color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-011-9 · Retail Price: $40.00
Anne Lacaton & Jean-Philippe Vassal
Paris-based architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal believe in the luxury of simplicity. Known for their delicate interventions, they opened their 2015 lecture at Harvard University with a manifesto: Never demolish! Instead, they study and inventory the situation and densify without compressing individual space, promoting access and choice in their generous, open designs. In Freedom of Use, the second title in Harvard GSD’s compelling new Incidents series exploring underlying themes in makers’ process, the architects present a fluid narrative of their built and unbuilt work including a house in Niger made of branches, the expansive Nantes School of Architecture, and a public square in Bordeaux where, after months of study, they came to their design solution: do nothing. The book’s modest photography echoes their philosophy: small black-and-white exterior shots running alongside the text form a dialogue with the color interior photographs gathered at the end of the book.
HARVARD UNIV. GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN, MASS
2015 / Softcover
5 ¼ x 8 ¼ inches / 96 pp / Extensive b&w and color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-173-4 · Retail Price: $16.00
The 5th International Alvar Aalto Symposium
1992 / Softcover / 8 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches
180 pp / 12 color
ISBN: 978-951-9164-99-1 · Retail Price: $12.00
Kas Oosterhuis and Lukas Feireiss
With the new technical possibilities of worldwide electronic networking and the ubiquity of new media and digital technology in many fields, conventional disciplines gradually dissolve as new “transdisciplines” arise. In contemporary architecture, too, changes give rise to new ideas that come from a multitude of influences. This book brings together the results of the international and interdisciplinary Game Set and Match II Conference - The Architecture Co-Laboratory, directed by Kas Oosterhuis, professor of Architecture at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Looking at contemporaneous and potential future changes in digitally driven architectural and design practices, it accentuates the move toward experimentation and collaboration, offering a kaleidoscopic view of current developments in the digital design domain. Including contributions from Robert Aish, Raoul Bunschoten, Bernard Cache, Jan Edler and Tim Edler, Georg Flachbart, John Frazer, Mark Goulthorpe, Branko Kolarevic, Anne Nigten, Marcos Novak, Kas Oosterhuis, Katie Salen, Tom Verebes, Peter Weibel and many more.
September 2006, Softcover, 7 x 9 3/4 inches
616 pp, 650 color reproductions
ISBN: 90-5973-036-4 · Retail Price: $75.00
The Construction of Dreams
2009 / Hardcover / 6 1/2 x 3 7/8 inches / 448 pp / 320 b&w
ISBN: 978-90-5973-078-6 · Retail Price: $69.95
When Education Coincides with Life
Valerio Borgonuovo & Silvia Franceschini (Eds.)
A comprehensive collection of hitherto unpublished original images and documents, Global Tools: When Education Coincides with Life is a critical retracing of the multidisciplinary program of design education founded in Italy in 1973. With neither students nor teachers at its inception, Global Tools drew from a new generation of designers and figures associated with Radical Architecture, Arte Povera and Conceptual Art before it became an official institution in 1975. Conceived as a dispersed system of workshops and laboratories whose first activities were published in architecture magazine Casabella, Global Tools and its five experimental research and work groups—Body, Communication, Construction, Survival and Theory—promoted the study and use of natural materials to establish an alternative relationship between industry and the intellectual. The heavily illustrated softcover history contextualizes Global Tools within a network of references and links, including critical perspectives on the pedagogical utopia by distinguished thinkers Beatriz Colomina, Franco Raggi, Simon Sadler, Manola Antonioli, Alessandro Vicari, Alison J. Clarke and Maurizio Lazzarato.
May 2017 / Softcover / 6 ¾ x 9 ½ in.
256 pp / 180 b&w and 32 color
ISBN: 978-3-943620-65-8 · Retail Price: $28.00