Shigeru Ban, Complete Works 1985-2015
From a house without walls to exhibition spaces in shipping containers, Shigeru Ban has constantly challenged architectural rule and expectation. In the age of the “starchitect,” he has also demonstrated a commitment to humanitarian practice: Over the course of his esteemed career, his inventive, elegant designs have been applied as much to private commissions as to emergency relief work at the sites of natural and man-made disasters around the world, from Kobe to New Orleans.
For the Pritzker Prize jury, which chose Ban as its 2014 winner, the architect manifests “total curiosity and commitment; endless innovation; an infallible eye; an acute sensibility.” This updated monograph, compiled with the architect’s collaboration, brings together every one of Ban's built works, including such recent projects as the Tamedia headquarters in Zurich, the Aspen Art Museum, and the Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch.
All/English/French - 568 Pages - 24.4 cm x 4.4 cm x 30 cm - 2.9 Kg
Richard Neutra, The Story of the Berlin Houses, 1920-1924
Hatje Cantz, 2019
Mention of the name Richard Neutra conjures the light-flooded bungalows that characterize the architectural style of the West Coast around Los Angeles. Because he is so closely associated with Los Angeles, it is sometimes overlooked that Neutra’s career actually began in the Berlin-Zehlendorf neighborhood in the early 1920s. And yet these houses in Zehlendorf represent a fascinating phase in Neutra’s work. With their complex color schemes and extravagant interior design, they reveal themselves to be more than just experimental and radically innovative designs. Indeed, these lesser-known buildings already hint at elements that Neutra would take up again in his future projects.
Richard Neutra in Berlin allows for a long-overdue, rightful reassessment of Neutra’s early works. Alongside historical sources, it collects countless new and unpublished documents about the houses and their first residents.
Austrian-born architect Richard Neutra (1892–1970) finished his architectural studies in the midst of the First World War, and worked in Switzerland and Germany for a few years before moving to the United States in 1923. Settling in California after working briefly for Frank Lloyd Wright, Neutra became identified with a West Coast variant on mid-century modern architecture: rigorously geometric buildings designed in the International Style of Neutra’s European training, with an open, airy, flexible atmosphere suitable to Neutra’s new California home.
English - 304 Pages - 22.8 cm x 26.7 cm - 1.6 Kg
Dans cette publication consacrée à son travail décoratif et de design de meubles, l'architecte d'intérieur français présente ses réalisations, empreintes de sobriété, jouant de lignes pures et rigoureuses rehaussées de couleurs et de matières texturées : bois, verre, métal et céramique notamment. Plus d'une dizaine de projets figurent dans l'ouvrage, situés à Paris, New York ou encore Tel Aviv.
French - 336 Pages - 23.7 cm x 3.4 cm x 31.1 cm - 1.94Kg
Raphaele Bille, Louise Curtis
In inter-war Europe, the young Maharajah of Indore Yeshwant Rao Holkar II (1908-1961) completed his studies at the prestigious Christ Church College in Oxford. Conquered by the novelty, he decided to build a private residence in Indore, in view of his return, combining comfort and modernist aesthetics. In 1929, he entrusted the design and layout of this palace to the German architect Eckhart Muthesius. IN FRENCH!
Based on archival photographs, this book tells the story of the genesis and implementation of a largely unknown project, which combines in a unique way local tradition and Western modernism and illustrates particularly well the spirit that animates European creation between the two world wars.
Other photographs of the premises and furniture – now scattered in collections around the world – reveal the very colourful atmosphere that prevailed at the Maharajah’s palace.
Exhibition at the musée des Arts décoratifs, in Paris, from 25 September 2019 to 12 January 2020.
French - 224 Pages - 24.5 cm x 2.4 cm x 30.6 cm - 1.7 Kg
Meubles et décors des années 80
Editions du Regard, 2010
SOMMAIRE Introduction La décoration, un art de vivre Faste grand siècle Une élégance contemporaine Grands projets, décors officiels Changement de look Grunge Albion La Movida L''objet mobilier Starck system Le quotidien transfiguré Le nouveau design italien Memphis Un design alternatif Objets bavards, humour et dérision Rubbish theory Mouvement postmoderne Une nouvelle tradition Un nouvel artisanat Opulence baroque... Art et design Design d''architectes Une écriture de l''absence Ceci est une chaise... Une nouvelle syntaxe Édition populaire Conclusion
French - 186 Pages - 25 cm x 2.7 cm x 30.9 cm - 1.6 Kg