Published by Moderne Kunst Nürnberg. Text by Brigitte Felderer, Klaus Bollinger, Bart Lootsma, Christoph Thun-Hohenstein.
The Viennese architect Michael Wallraff has spent years examining the use of vertical spaces in the city’s fabric and devising new ways of fostering public spaces. This first overview of Wallraff’s projects and ideas explains the principles of his practice, also addressing the broader issue of population density in cities.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Peter Pakesch. Foreword by Peter Pakesch. Essays by Ernst Hubeli, Bart Lootsma, Marco De Michelis and Karin Bucher.
M City inquires into medium sized European cities through a mix of hematically defined sections (Mapping, Shopping, Migration) and a sampling of six cities, including Basel, Krakow and Trieste. Artists, architects and urban theorists draw richly detailed pictures of profound transformations from core towns to sprawling conturbations, changes of interest to all who are nostalgic for the old city. Includes work from Chris Burden, Dan Graham, Andreas Gursky, and Gerhard Richter.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.5 x 11 in. / 374 pgs / 200 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/1/2006 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2006 p. 149
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783865600103SDNR30 List Price: $39.00 CDN $45.00
Published by Walther König, Köln. Essays by Douglas Fogle, Helmut Friedel and Bart Lootsma.
Conceptualized by Thomas Demand himself, this book includes three components: a newspaper, a magazine and a book--each of them published on different paper. The newspaper presents the artist's older works; the magazine, printed on glossy paper, introduces new photo works in color and stills from the film Trick; the book portion documents the exhibition architecture. B&K + is a small book, but one of the most comprehensive views of Demand's work per square footage.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 5.75 x 7.75 in. / 88 pgs / 39 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/15/2005 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2005 p. 138
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883758763SDNR30 List Price: $20.00 CDN $27.95
Published by nai010 publishers. Edited by Winy Maas. Text by Jean Attali, Lieven De Carter, Alain Guimenx, Sanford Kwinter, Andreas Ruby, Brett Steele, Bart Lootsma, Aaron Betsky.
In an old printing shop in Rotterdam, MVRDV produces designs and studies in the fields of architecture, urbanism and landscape design. Founded in Rotterdam in 1991 by Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries, MVRDV has become a household name in the Netherlands and beyond. With experimental research projects and mind-bending architecture, MVRDV has carved itself a niche in the international scene over the past ten years. Classic projects include the gravity-defying WoZoCo old age home in Amsterdam, the headquarters for public broadcasting company VPRO in Hilversum, the Dutch pavilion for World Expo 2000 in Hanover, and the recently completed Housing Silo in Amsterdam. The firm's experimental research projects on density, using a method of shaping space through complex amounts of data, have resulted in the publication FARMAX, the traveling exhibition Metacity/Datatown, and Pig City and Costa Iberica. This publication examines the context of MVRDV's research-based thinking and radical design strategies. Texts by a number of international critics, philosophers and architects probe into the whys and wherefores of MVRDV's architecture, the potential of the data-scapes, and the secret of the firm's success. Contributors compare MVRDV with other generations of architects and describe how new concepts are born.
Published by Witte de With Publishers. Edited by Valentijn Byvanck. Essays by Iwona Blazwick, Catherine David, Anthony Dunne, Fiona Raby and Bart Lootsma.
Conventions In Contemporary Art arose from the highly entertaining and much-discussed series of debates organized by Witte de With in 2001. Without lapsing into dull theoryspeak, it explores and questions the routines and fashions that dominate the art world today. Catherine David and Iwona Blazwick explore the curator's heightened profile; Jeroen Boomgaard and Koen Brams tackle theory and art; Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby question the relationship between design and art; Bart Lootsma and Camiel van Winkel look at art in public spaces; and Janneke Wesseling and Kitty Zijlmans discuss the position of non-western art in the western world.
Published by nai010 publishers. Edited by Hans Venhuizen. Contributins by Olof Koekebakker, Bart Lootsma, Paul Meurs, Hans Venhuizen.
Amphibious living means living on, in, close to and most especially with, water. Amphibious living is about more than just floating dwellings; it encompasses all the possible ways in which architecture, and especially physical and spatial planning, can deal with wet environments. The book Amphibious Living grew out of a design competition that has generated a plethora of new ideas, at many different levels, in presenting wetlands or marshy areas as a challenge for construction and planning. This publication shows the work of the competition winners, and serves as a source book, in text and image, of methodologies that would make the most of environmental qualities, ground conditions, and technology. It also presents various concrete solutions that are being applied in a range of provincial locations, and provides a broader perspective on amphibious construction and planning. Hans Venhuizen analyzes the topic's main themes, Paul Meurs writes about the history of amphibious living, and Bart Lootsma examines the culture of physical and spatial planning under these conditions.
Published by nai010 publishers. Edited by Hans Ibelings. Text by Bart Lootsma, Tom Verstegen.
Once again the highly successful Architecture in the Netherlands presents a selection of the most noteworthy recent architectural works in the Netherlands. The 1999-2000 edition features works by architects such as Wiel Arets, Benthem Crouwel, Wim van den Bergh and Ger Widdershoven, Bolles & Wilson, Bosch Haslett, DVK Architekten, Erick van Egeraat, Architectuurstudio Hertzberger, Teun Koolhaas, Kother en Salman, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten, Michiel Snelder, and UN Studio. In addition to the selected projects, all abundantly documented in text and images, there are thought-provoking essays on recent architectural trends by the yearbook's editors*Bart Loomsa analyzes the current large-scale interventions in major Dutch railway stations, Ton Verstegen reflects on the events leading up to the Fifth Report on Spatial Planning, and Hans Ibelings (noted author of numerous architecture/design books, including Supermodernism) describes the various manifestations of new traditionalism in Dutch architecture.