THOMAS DEMAND: MODEL STUDIES - KOTO-KU
isbn 9784865870992   AMANA
Idea Code 15419      $114.50

Architects’ mock-ups typically represent an abstracted, idealistic vision, and their models are generally understood as filtered interpretations of the environment, which tend toward the utopian. For this publication, conceptual artist and photographer Thomas Demand visited the untidy office of SANAA in Tokyo several times, exploring the aggregated environment he found there, where paper and discarded cardboard – the thought process of every project – survives in a sedimentary layering of materials. The resulting series of photographs shows an abstracted landscape of architectonic forms, devoid of human scale or reference, yet resonating with the language of creativity.

88 p, ills colour & bw, 28 x 33 cm, hb, Japanese/English



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