Edited by Veronique Patteeuw. Essays by Aaron Betsky, Okwui Enwezor, Neal Leach, Matthew Stadler, Bart Verschaffel, H.J.A. Hofland and Bruce Sterling. Excerpts by Michael Sorkin, Jean Attali, Anthony Vidler, Fredric Jameson, et al.
Paperback, 6.5 x 8.75 in. / 168 pgs / 48 color. | 1/2/2004 | Not Available ISBN 9789056623494 | $29.95
Published by Moderne Kunst Nürnberg. Edited by Matilda Felix. Text by Matilda Felix, Gabriele Knapstein, Andres Lepik, Christine Nippe, Marjetica Potrc, Jane Rendell, Anthony Vidler, Friederike Wappler.
Architektonika chronicles a multi-media exhibition that examines how differently artists have approached the interface between art and architecture since the 1960s. Artists include Fischli & Weiss, Dan Graham, Sol LeWitt, Gordon Matta-Clark, Bruce Nauman, Roman Ondák, Thomas Schütte and James Turrell.
Published by atle Gerhardsen/gladstone Gallery/Regen Projects. Text by Anthony Vidler, Klaus Kertess.
Employing such decorative elements as scrolls, arrows and patterns, Los Angeles-based Lari Pittman--one of the most influential and challenging voices in contemporary painting--expertly directs our eye through his busy constellations of fragmented imagery (landscapes, domestic interiors, roots, flames, rope, spiderwebs), cobbling together a truly unique language. Critic Alex Farquharson has noted that Pittman's work is cut up, overlayered and elaborately stylized... The very excess of imagery in the paintings, and the innumerable narratives they spark off, has the comparable effect of flattening illusionistic depth. This echoes the horizontal sprawl of L.A.'s diverse communities, and the pluralistic languages of commerce and dwelling with which each gives its pitch and establishes its patch. This collection of works from 2005 to 2008 features texts by independent curator and writer Klaus Kertess and Anthony Vidler, Dean and Professor at The Cooper Union School of Architecture.
Published by Hayward Gallery Publishing. Text by W.J.T. Mitchell, Susan Stewart, Anthony Vidler. Interview by Ralph Rugoff, Jacky Klein.
Over the past 25 years, Antony Gormley, perhaps Britain's best-known living sculptor, has revitalized the human image in sculpture. He won the 1994 Turner Prize and has had solo exhibitions at the Whitechapel, Tate, and Hayward galleries, White Cube and The British Museum, and internationally at the Corcoran Gallery, Documenta and the Venice Biennale. His radical investigations of the body as a place of memory and transformation use his own corpus as subject, tool and material. Conflating figure and ground, inside and outside, the physical and the psychological, Gormley explores complex relationships between the city, its architecture and its people. This richly illustrated catalogue is filled with new, never-before-seen sculptural works--a series of figures in light-infused webs of steel, and the monumental steel-block "Space Station," 20 feet high. Photographer Gautier Deblonde also chronicles a major new public project, "Event Horizon," which sites some 30 sculptures on buildings across central London, dramatically altering the city skyline. An in-depth interview with Gormley explores the development of his new work, as well as his relationship to the artists who have inspired him and to his contemporaries in the field of figurative sculpture.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Text by Will Bradley, Adam Budak, Friedemann Malsch, Jan Verwoert, Anthony Vidler.
Polish artist Monika Sosnowska makes work with space and about space, so that space becomes an experience and attributes such as "narrow" or "wide," "closed" or "open," "low" or "high" are experienced sensuously and emotionally.
Published by Charta. Edited by Diane Lewis. Essays by Raimund Abraham, Carl Andre, Richard Meier, Dan Sherer and Anthony Vidler.
An eminent professor at Cooper Union and principal of her own firm, Diane Lewis is a leading figure in contemporary New York architecture. Inside Out: Architecture offers an insider's view of her work over the last 25 years, a portfolio embracing galleries, museums and performance spaces, from Kent to Paul Kasmin, Claude Bernard and the New York Kunsthalle, not to mention film studios, theaters, museums and residences. A recipient of the Rome Prize who trained at the offices of I.M. Pei and Richard Meier, Lewis creates civic works attuned to the relationships between contemporary forms and existing structural history. Inside Out brings readers a unique vision of architecture as a parallel medium to contemporary literature and conceptual art, and showcases Diane Lewis's highly articulate and accomplished designs.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.5 x 10.75 in. / 160 pgs / 145 bw / 19 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 10/15/2006 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2006 p. 68
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881585854TRADE List Price: $45.00 CDN $55.00
Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers. Edited by Peter Noever. Essays by Manuel DeLanda and Anthony Vidler.
System Wien is an experimental sketch of Vienna's first District, and shows how it might find a way to change, even radically... New York architect Lebbeus Woods, founder of the Research Institute for Experimental Architecture (RIEA), is deeply involved in architectural theory and experimental work. Rather than approach individual building plans, he develops visionary projects that embrace science, philosophy, and art. His design process, a complex intellectual model also inspired by science-fiction icons, has influenced generations of architects. Woods sets his hypothetical projects in zones of crisis--he believes that the architect's task is to design spaces and urban structures that react to the full range of human living conditions.
The transdisciplinary treatment documented here is a series of architectural interventions, on the urban structure of Vienna's first district. The accompanying essays provide a broader context for the project, and analyze the work and ideas of one of the most important architects of our time. Bound with exposed boards and an open spine, the book's stitches, glue and fragmented images draw a parallel between Woods's work and the architecture of the book.
The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's World Trade Center Artist Residency 1997-2001
Published by LMCC. Edited by Moukhtar Kocache and Erin Shirreff. Essays by Olu Oguibe, Anthony Vidler, and Erin Donnelly. Introduction by Liz Thompson.
From 1997 to 2001, over 140 artists set up studios in temporarily vacant space provided by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the upper reaches of the World Trade Center's Tower 1. In an atmosphere of conceptual risk-taking, they produced a broad range of work, from panoramic cityscapes and discrete sculptural objects to physically integrated site-specific projects and new media performance. The residency was initiated to serve emerging and mid-career artists and encouraged conceptual and aesthetic experimentation. In this program retrospective, Site Matters documents an exceptional and atypical breadth of projects by some of today's significant young artists, including Stephen Vitiello, Paul Pfeiffer, Naomi Ben-Shahar, Monika Bravo, Gelatin, Patty Chang, John Pilson, Nadine Robinson, Sanford Biggers, Lucky DeBellevue, Emily Jacir, Jennie C. Jones, Kristin Lucas, Jennifer & Kevin McCoy and Olu Oguibe. Punctuating art documentation are residents' snapshots of daily life at the World Trade Center, offering a more intimate portrait of the Twin Towers post-9/11. The residency program is currently located on unused floors in the historic Woolworth Building, also located in Lower Manhattan.
BOOK FORMAT Flexibound, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 320 pgs / 300 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 9/2/2004 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2004
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780972697316TRADE List Price: $45.00 CDN $55.00
Intimate yet grand, the immediacy of Anish Kapoor's large-scale sculptural works is often said to evoke the sublime. His signature use of vibrant color, dynamic material and organic forms combine to dominate, astonish and redefine the relationship between object and viewer, sculpture and space. For Kapoor, it is the act of viewing, rather than the material, that consummates the work. In the new body of work presented here, Kapoor further explores the illusions of materials and surfaces, articulating his established dialogue between form and void, dynamic and static. A new large-scale stainless steel piece is accompanied by other new works that expand upon the familiar while introducing new methods of figuration.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.25 x 10.5 in. / 80 pgs / 40 color / 10 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 9/2/2004 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2004
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881584871TRADE List Price: $34.95 CDN $40.00
Published by nai010 publishers/Neue Nationalgalerie. Edited by Veronique Patteeuw. Essays by Aaron Betsky, Okwui Enwezor, Neal Leach, Matthew Stadler, Bart Verschaffel, H.J.A. Hofland and Bruce Sterling. Excerpts by Michael Sorkin, Jean Attali, Anthony Vidler, Fredric Jameson, et al.
There are few outside a circle of initiates who realize just how important Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) are for international architecture today. Arguably, Koolhaas/OMA is the most interesting architect from the latter half of the twentieth century. But how well is this truly understood? Certainly in the Netherlands, OMA is known only for the Kunsthal in Rotterdam. The average culture buff--who sees architecture from a layman's point of view--often only has two criteria when looking at architecture: it has to look good and it has to serve a purpose. Regrettably this section of the public considers the Kunsthal to be a failure on both counts and so is blind to the significance of Rem Koolhaas and OMA. In New York, Koolhaas's Prada store is perhaps equally elusive: it looks unlike any other store and it behaves unlike any other store. What is OMA maps the fields where Koolhaas is active, not only showing his realized buildings but illuminating his perspective on the contemporary city and urbanity. The book describes with great clarity Koolhaas's role in architectural theory and the body of concepts wielded by him. Authors of international repute from beyond the province of architecture examine Koolhaas's work in the light of social and economic developments. As a result, What is OMA paints an intelligent picture of the sheer range of Rem Koolhaas's architecture and its seminal role in the architectural world. It is the first book to approach Koolhaas's work from the vantage point of disciplines other than architecture and to explain it to the general public.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Artwork by Richard Artschwager. Edited by Peter Noever. Contributions by John Yau. Text by Jàrg Heiser, Anthony Vidler.
One of the pioneers of contemporary object and installation art, Richard Artschwager's three-dimensional paintings and two-dimensional sculptures wittily evoke associations with commonplace objects such as furniture and household appliances. Accompanying essays consider Artschwager's artistic development, the meaning of surface quality in his work, and his place within the context of relevant art movements.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9.5 x 7.25 in. / 253 pgs / 115 color / 172 bw
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 10/2/2002 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2003
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883755724SDNR30 List Price: $45.00 CDN $55.00
Published by Charta. Essays by Christopher Chang, Jeffrey Eugenides, Anthony Vidler.
For the last 20 years, James Casebere has constructed increasingly complex small-scale architectural models that are carefully built and then subtly lit and photographed in the studio. These table-sized models are made of simple materials, pared down to essential forms, empty of both extraneous detail and action. Casebere's disconcerting ''sites'' recall prisons, monasteries, tunnels, factories and other such spaces. Casebere has gained increasing international acclaim in recent years as the leading proponent of what has become known as ''constructed photography.'' This is the first publication to comprehensively survey Casebere's career in its entirety, and provides an important contextual and visual framework in which to posit his soaring international reputation. His oeuvre can be seen in the full scope of its development, from his early preoccupation with the genre of the Western and the suburban home, to his concern with institutional buildings, to his recent investigations into the relationships between social control and social structures.
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 176 pgs / 48 color / 15 bw / 49 duotone.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/2/2001 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2001
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881583157TRADE List Price: $49.95 CDN $60.00
Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers. Artwork by Paul McCarthy. Edited by Dan Cameron. Text by Lisa Phillips, Anthony Vidler, Amelia Jones.
Working in a pioneering fusion of sculpture and conceptually based performance, Paul McCarthy is one of the most influential figures in contemporary art--and yet the full range is of his oeuvre is still not fully appreciated or understood. While his architectural installations incorporating video and performance artifacts have received plenty of critical and curatorial attention, few viewers are familiar with the trajectory of his artistic evolution, or with the impact of his works on two generations of Los Angeles artists. This catalogue--accompanying McCarthy exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York--covers more than 100 works from all areas of his activity, and gives an exemplary insight into McCarthy's works form the early 70s up to the present day. Experts on his work give comprehensive descriptions and analyses of the artist's performances and installations, examine the unique ties between his works and the cinematic arts, and explore the ongoing dialogue between the artistic cultures of New York and Los Angeles (particularly in terms of the development of Conceptual art).