Marco Scotini & Gabriele Sassone (Eds.)
This publication surveys the work of Italian critic, architect, and visual artist Gianni Pettena. Focusing on a rich ten-year period of production that began in the mid-sixties, it brings new attention to the artistic and intellectual practice of a figure known primarily as one of the main exponents of the Radical Architecture movement. International curators and writers consider a span of projects about landscape and the built form as well as objects and works documenting Pettena’s interests in labor, temporality, action, and the event. Published on the occasion of the exhibition “About Non-Conscious Architecture” at Galleria Giovanni Bonelli, Milan, 2017, the book also contains a republished conversation between Pettena and artist Robert Smithson and an illustrated index detailing the trajectory of Pettena’s body of work and research.
6 1⁄2 x 8 3⁄4 in. / 236 pp / 47 b&w and 33 color
Retail Price: $34.00
Galleria Giovanni Bonelli, Italy
Chun, Eui-Young, Yoo, Uoo Sang, Wee, Jinbok, Kim, Hongsung & Eleonoor Jap Sam (Eds.)
The Gwangju Folly project began in 2011 as part of the first Gwangju Design Biennale led by co-artistic directors Seung H-Sang and Ai Weiwei. Following its second edition in 2013 with Nikolaus Hirsch, 2016 Gwangju Folly III is conceived by Eui-Young Chunand and introduces a look at new follies in the urban space of Gwangju in South Korea. See, Play, Eat, Walk, presents four follies, all newly commissioned works from architects and artists challenging the perception of public space: View Folly, GD (Gwangju Dutch) Folly, Cook Folly, Fun Pun Folly and Mini Folly as a sub-folly. Gwangju Folly III perceives follies as a new and creative spatial alternative that is able to overcome the contextual limitations of existing urban cities and facilitate greater communication with the public. The Gwangju Folly III Project, thus, attempts to create an unconventional and participatory project where the everyday and the unexpected intersect. The design of the book embodies the creative possibility which urban folly can make for the city through unexpected encounter of photography, illustration and typography that evokes the diverse layers of the city. An active use of grid system allows organizing various materials, such as photographs; drawings; maps; and essays from curators, architects, artists, professors in multilingual texts set in both English and Korean. Kerb also created all illustrations and cartography for the book.
5 1⁄4 x 7 1⁄2 in. / 376 pp / 108 b&w and 50 color
Retail Price: $24.00
Gwangju Biennale Foundation, Korea