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Modern Spaces

Modern Spaces: A Subjective Atlas of 20th-Century Interiors
Nicolas Grospierre
Prestel, October 2018



Hardcover | 9-1/2 x 11 inches | 224 pages | 176 color illustrations | English | ISBN: 978-3791384689 | $49.95

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Kengo Kuma: Complete Works

Kengo Kuma: Complete Works
Kengo Kuma, Kenneth Frampton
Thames & Hudson, October 2018 (Second Edition)



Hardcover | 9-3/4 x 12 inches | 352 pages | 420 illustrations | English | ISBN: 978-0500343425 | $75.00

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Since establishing his practice in 1990, Kengo Kuma has brought contemporary vigor to Japan’s already rich modern architectural heritage and developed projects far beyond his native country. Influenced by a period at Columbia University in New York and by the lessons of his mentor, Hiroshi Hara, Kuma has forged his own pared-back language: responsive to local nature and traditional construction, entirely contemporary in its execution, yet rooted in a Japanese sensibility.

The experience of his buildings is hypnotic and highly sensory. Much of this powerful effect is achieved by Kuma’s deft, sometimes dramatic, use of materials. Projects in the past five years alone include two museums in France, landscape projects in Italy, hotels and large- scale retail and commercial projects in China, and numerous projects in Japan, including a kindergarten.

Tadao Ando: The Colours of Light

Tadao Ando: The Colours of Light
Richard Pare
Phaidon, January 2000 (Mini Edition)



Hardcover | 5-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches | 284 pages | 350 illustrations | English | ISBN: 978-0714839998

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An exquisite work of art in its own right, this book is the result of ten years' collaboration between the English photographer Richard Pare and the internationally renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando. This new edition features all the same extraordinary photographs, completely remastered from the original negatives, bringing this beautiful volume back to life. Pare's remarkable images shed new light on this important body of work, while Ando's original line drawings and sketches provide unparalleled insight into his creative process.
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Shaping the Postwar Landscape

Shaping the Postwar Landscape: New Profiles from the Pioneers of American Landscape Design Project
Charles A. Birnbaum, Scott Craver (Editors)
University of Virginia Press, November 2018



Hardcover | 7 x 9 inches | 248 pages | English| ISBN: 9780813941738 | $65.00

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Shaping the Postwar Landscape is the latest contribution to the Cultural Landscape Foundation’s well-known reference project, Pioneers of American Landscape Design, the first volume of which appeared nearly a quarter of a century ago. The present collection features profiles of seventy-two important figures, including landscape architects, architects, planners, artists, horticulturists, and educators.

Spaces of Disappearance

Spaces of Disappearance: The Architecture of Extraordinary Rendition
Jordan H. Carver
UR Books, September 2018



Paperback | 6 x 9 inches | 264 pages | b/w illustrations | Languages | ISBN: 978-1947198012 | $25.00

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By investigating the sovereign claims of American power and the architectural spaces of secret prisons, Spaces of Disappearance reconstructs the network of black site prisons developed in the early years of the so-called War on Terror. Jordan H. Carver compiles an original archive of architectural representations, redacted documents, and media reports to build a knowingly incomplete spatial history of post-9/11 extraordinary rendition. Framed by an introductory essay by architectural historian and theorist Felicity D. Scott that positions Carver’s work within a longer history of military strategy and state violence against “uncertain” warfare, this book skillfully presents the territorial and political logics of the top-secret CIA Detention and Interrogation Program. Spaces of Disappearance shows how architectures of confinement were designed to deny prisoners their human subjectivity and describes how the spectacle of government bureaucracy is used as a substitute for accountability.
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Le Corbusier: The Built Work

Le Corbusier: The Built Work
Richard Pare; text by Jean-Louis Cohen
The Monacelli Press, November 2018



Hardcover | 11-1/2 x 10-1/4 inches | 480 pages | English | ISBN: 978-1580934718 | $125.00

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Le Corbusier is widely acknowledged as the most influential architect of the twentieth century. As extensively researched and documented as his works are, however, they have never been exhaustively surveyed in photographs until now. Photographer Richard Pare has crossed the globe for years to document the extant works of Le Corbusier–from his first villas in Switzerland to his mid-career works in his role as the first global architect in locations as far-flung as Argentina and Russia, and his late works, including his sole North American project, at Harvard University, and an extensive civic plan for Chandigarh, India.

Le Corbusier: The Built Work provides numerous views of each project to bring a fuller understanding of the architect’s command of space, sometimes surprising use of materials and color, and the almost ineffable qualities that only result from a commanding synthesis of all aspects of design. With an authoritative text by scholar and curator Jean-Louis Cohen, Le Corbusier: The Built Work is a groundbreaking opportunity to appreciate the master’s work anew.
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