Are there too many manifestos? Are there still manifestos itself? If yes, who cares about them? That if nowadays there are no powerful manifestos. That if they are rather a kind of collage. That if there is not a will to transcend. That if there is a lack of commitment... There are more questions than answers. The debate however doesn’t judge the fragmentation of the current discourse. The manifestos that...
Crystalzoo has presented a new book, 'CrystalZoo. Sparkling Wild Animals', a journey through the work of this studio from Alicante through interviews, graphic documentation of their projects and testimonials of their users.
'Inventions: New York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi' is the new book by José Juan Barba, an essay which looks into the texts, inventions, drawings and ideas of Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi and the great Italian engraver Giovanni Battista Piranesi, in search of new perspectives which broaden the way we see, think y make Architecture.
The Scandinavian Light led to important and influential architectural works of the modernity. This book applauds the established icons, the recently discovered treasures and the contemporary masterpieces that embody the Scandinavian architectural design’s maximum expression. Refined building techniques, link to strong contrast between lack of light in winter and the brightness of the long summer’s days have provided the context for the big...
Radius Books gathers the photographs by the excellent Michael Light which are focused on two specific locations in the American landscape: Lake Las Vegas and Black Mountain. Both two cases are examples of landscape destruction for the massive construction of luxury dwellings, cutting the landscape as plasticine.
Metamorpolis is 112 hard cover photography book documenting the rise of the fastest growing city in the world : Chongqing. Tim Franco spent the last 5 years exploring this megacity taking over farmlands and absorbing a rural population who is struggling to find it marks in the modern and vertical city.