ARTBOOK LOGO

ARTBOOK BLOG

RECENT POSTS

DATE 4/1/2017

MoMA Presents 'Arbus Friedlander Winogrand: New Documents, 1967' at the Strand

DATE 3/24/2017

Join ARTBOOK | D.A.P. at the AIPAD Photography Show

DATE 3/24/2017

Karl Blossfeldt: Masterworks

DATE 3/23/2017

Models Matter

DATE 3/22/2017

Trisha Brown, 1936 - 2017

DATE 3/21/2017

Christopher Niquet to Launch 'Models Matter' at BOOKMARC

DATE 3/21/2017

Merce Cunningham: Common Time - Rei Kawakubo

DATE 3/20/2017

Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Specific Objects Without Specific Form

DATE 3/20/2017

Marsie Scharlatt & Aram Saroyan Launch 'A Breathed Yes' at ARTBOOK @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles

DATE 3/19/2017

Miralda: El Internacional (1984–1986)

DATE 3/18/2017

Yayoi Kusama Takes On Hans Christian Andersen's 'Little Mermaid'

DATE 3/17/2017

Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love, The Obliteration Room

DATE 3/17/2017

Joan Rothfuss & Nancy Dalva on 'Merce Cunningham: Common Time' at 192 Books

DATE 3/16/2017

Renoir: Intimacy

DATE 3/16/2017

Nancy Perloff launches EXPLODITY at ARTBOOK @ Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles

DATE 3/15/2017

Nothing Is Real: When the Beatles Met the East

DATE 3/14/2017

Masao Yamamoto: Small Things in Silence

DATE 3/14/2017

Antoni Miralda to Launch 'El Internacional (1984–1986): New York's Archaeological Sandwich' at MoMA PS1

DATE 3/13/2017

Andy Warhol: Prints

DATE 3/13/2017

Larry Fink to Launch 'Fink on Warhol' at Rizzoli

DATE 3/13/2017

Rizzoli Presents Philip Trager and Ken Schles on NYC Photography

DATE 3/12/2017

Cubism and War: The Crystal in the Flame

DATE 3/12/2017

The "Odessey": The Zombies in Words and Images Launch at the Strand

DATE 3/11/2017

Linda Foard Roberts: Passage

DATE 3/10/2017

Mark Klett: Camino del Diablo

DATE 3/9/2017

Justin Kimball: Elegy

DATE 3/8/2017

Merce Cunningham: Common Time Has Arrived!

DATE 3/7/2017

David Taylor: Monuments

DATE 3/6/2017

Costume & Fashion

DATE 3/5/2017

Karl Blossfeldt: Masterworks

DATE 3/4/2017

Jimmy Wright: Bathhouse, Meatpacking District and the Dream Cards

DATE 3/3/2017

Josef Albers: Midnight and Noon

DATE 3/3/2017

Digital Collages from Béatrice Dupire @theiye

DATE 3/2/2017

Masterworks: Rare and Beautiful Chess Sets of the World

DATE 3/2/2017

In Memory of Gustav Metzger, 1926-2017

DATE 3/1/2017

Masterworks: Rare and Beautiful Chess Sets of the World

DATE 3//2017

ARTBOOK | D.A.P. at the Society for Photographic Education Conference

DATE 2/28/2017

Valérie Belin

DATE 2/27/2017

Hollywood and the Ivy Look

DATE 2/26/2017

We Go Out

DATE 2/25/2017

Miralda’s El Internacional (1984–1986): New York’s Archaeological Sandwich

DATE 2/24/2017

Clare Rojas: Plain Black, Abstract Paintings

DATE 2/24/2017

Valérie Belin Book Launch at Albertine

DATE 2/23/2017

The Exhibitionist: Journal on Exhibition Making

DATE 2/22/2017

Yayoi Kusama: I Who Have Arrived in Heaven

DATE 2/22/2017

Small Wonders: Late Gothic Boxwood Microcarvings from the Low Countries

DATE 2/21/2017

Separate Cinema: The First 100 Years of Black Poster Art

DATE 2/20/2017

The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln

DATE 2/19/2017

Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series, Panel 14 ("injustice in the courts"), 1941

DATE 2/18/2017

Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series

DATE 2/17/2017

Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series, Panel 58 (Girls), 1940-41


EVENTS

CHLOE FOUSSIANES | DATE 7/9/2015

The Future of the Skyscraper by SOM


The Future of the Skyscraper hopes to predict just that.

Small in scale—only 4.25 by 7 inches—the book is a pocket guide to the tallest structures ever erected. Its eight essays are designed to be short and accessible; it aims to provoke thought rather than provide exhaustive, encyclopedic analysis. This volume reveals the manifold implications of the skyscraper, which reach many otherwise distinct discourses (engineering, psychology, art history, and more).

The Future of the Skyscraper by SOM
ABOVE: Yuri Avvakumov, "Catapultower" (1982, reconstructed 2007), reproduced from Michael Govan's text, "Yuri Avvakumov's House of Cards.

Each writer draws on his or her own area of expertise: noted science fiction writer and critic Bruce Sterling dreams up four distinct, hypothetical futures; journalist and author Tom Vanderbilt examines the psychological effects of living in high-rises; public policy writer Matthew Yglesias shines light on the sociological implications of restricting building height in Washington, D.C.; urban studies and architecture writer Diana Lind highlights the drawbacks of horizontal urban planning; prominent journalist and novelist Will Self probes the function of the skyscraper in cultural memory; urban policy journalist Emily Badger elucidates the physiological implications of high-rise living; Dickson Despommier, professor at Columbia University and director of the Vertical Farm Project, argues for the necessity of an environmentally sustainable city; LACMA Director Michael Govan discusses the work of artist Yuri Avvakumov.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), the architectural firm behind the volume, is itself a force in skyscraper innovation. The firm has designed “supertalls” as famous as One World Trade Center and the Burj Khalifa—the latter is currently the tallest building in the world. In publishing this book, SOM hopes to foster a larger public conversation about future skyscrapers, as design for a whole society “can never be successful if conducted in isolation.”

The Future of the Skyscraper is the inaugural volume of the SOM Thinkers series, a new partnership between SOM’s publishing arm and Metropolis Books. Each subsequent volume promises to examine a different topic integral to future architectural practice (forthcoming titles in the series include The Future of Transportation, The Future of Public Space, and The Future of Environmental Issues).

As architecture critic Philip Nobel writes in his Introduction, "Questions are at the center of this book, what is intended to be the first in a series that aims to look beyond the field of architecture and its familiar cadres to solicit the thoughts and opinions of those outside what is all-too-often an isolated subculture. Other volumes will address other types of buildings, or works of infrastructure, or urban settings. But they will employ a similar method to get at their respective 'futures.' The writing here is not oracular but practical—not false certainties but true takes— by observers free of the assumptions made by those directly involved in conceiving and realizing the spaces in which we live. Architecture, even as it sprawls between the domains of art and mind, technology and financial power, touching all the hot buttons and levers in each, has had, historically, a tendency to turn inward, to self-analysis rather than frank exploration when it faces big issues of cultural churn and change. This is not always a responsible strategy for a profession charged with no less than the construction of the arenas of life in an interdependent and increasingly trans-disciplinary world, and it is a great credit to SOM, in initiating and sponsoring this project, to have recognized that fact."
The Future of the Skyscraper by SOM
The Future of the Skyscraper by SOM
The Future of the Skyscraper by SOM
The Future of the Skyscraper by SOM
The Future of the Skyscraper by SOM
The Future of the Skyscraper by SOM
The Future of the Skyscraper by SOM

The Future of the Skyscraper

The Future of the Skyscraper

METROPOLIS BOOKS
Pbk, 4.25 x 7 in. / 144 pgs / 7 color.

$17.95  free shipping

DATE 10/19/2016

STEIDL x STRAND

STEIDL x STRAND


ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the art world's source for books on art & culture

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
orders@artbook.com
212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST

TRADE ACCOUNTS

800 338 2665

CONTACT

JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

NEW YORK
Showroom by Appointment Only
75 Broad Street, Suite 630
New York NY 10004
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

ARTBOOK LLC
D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.


All site content Copyright C 2000-2013 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

ARTBOOK AMPERSAT

The D.A.P. Catalog
www.artbook.com