Architectural Association Folios: A Companion Exhibit to the RISD Museum's Drawing Ambience: Exhibit
Fleet Library at RISD, 1st Floor, April 13 - August 2, 2015
This guide was created from the bibliography of the Drawing Ambience exhibition catalog to accompany the RISD Museum and the Fleet Library at RISD exhibits on the Architectural Association. Items on exhibit are denoted.
Architectural Association Folios - Fleet Library at RISD
Andrew Holmes is Britain's best-known hyperrealist painter as well as an architect and graphic designer. Big Pic Box contains 18 plates, each composed of nine Polaroid images that can be assembled in any arrangement to form a composite work, Nine Times, together with a booklet with colour illustrations of the work from which Nine Times evolved. The images were the most controversial of his work at the time of publication, in both form and content: unlikely combinations of fragments of contemporary living -- urban waste, trucks, flowers, animals and images culled from the TV screen -- arranged without distinction.
Call Number: RISD SPECIAL OVERSIZE NA737.S49 W5 1985
James Wines is a founder member of SITE Inc. This Folio illustrates his fine ink and wash drawings, submitted to the competition for the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt -- a seminal project in the evolution of the firm's work.
Call Number: RISD SPECIAL OVERSIZE NE539.H57 A4 1986
Andrew Holmes is Britain's best-known super-realist painter. Over the years he has built up an impressive body of work in which the constant subject matter of American trucks, cars and urban landscapes has been explored in increasing depth through a variety of media from colour pencil to acrylic paint. His most recent experiments have used silkscreen printing to explore the way in which changing the scale of an image affects perception. He has used this Folio to continue his explorations by creating twenty silkscreen fragments which when put together create a dramatic 4 x 5 foot detail of Richard Rogers' hi-tech Inmos building.
Call Number: RISD SPECIAL OVERSIZE NA1011.5.D6 A4 1986
Gunther Domenig is known as a non-conformist in the Austrian architectural scene. Steinhaus--Stonehouse tells the story of the conception and construction of his home and studio within a remote mountain landscape. Steinhaus--Stonehouse tells the story of the conception and construction of a home cum studio cum intellectual haven for the architect in a landscape which has been part of his personal memory bank of images since childhood. Though the interest in this Folio lies undoubtedly in its description of a particular and highly personal creative process, the problems of response to site, landscape, image and memory which the architect confronts have a wider resonance. This Folio contains twenty-two plates of sketches, drawings and computer drawings by the architect plus an illustrated booklet which documents through an interview, photographs, poems and sketches, the particular context within which Domenig's work has grown and the story of the development of the Steinhaus project.
Call Number: RISD SPECIAL OVERSIZE NA2707.L53 A7 1985
Daniel Libeskind is admired for his capacity to bring new dimensions to the perception of architecture. In Theatrum Mundi, 12 abstract colour plates present a premonition of the future in the form of a city besieged by an unknown infection. The plates are presented in an unusual accordian format to emphasize their circular relationship to one another.
Czech-born architect Eva Jiricna provides the architectural setting for some of the most stylist fashion outlets in London, Paris, Germany and the US. Mega VI features 12 of her London schemes. A fully illustrated interview tells the story of her background in Czechoslovakia and the impact on her work of the architectural scene she discovered on moving to London after the Soviet invasion of Prague in 1968.
The work of Dimitris Pikionis was a major influence on the formulation of contemporary Greek architecture. From his pioneering modernist houses of the 1920s and early 1930s to his most outstanding achievement, the landscaping of the Acropolis site in the 1950s, he consistently strove for an original and relevant modern interpretation of the classical spirit and popular architecture of his country. This publication traces his significant contribution as an architect, artist and teacher through a wide range of essays and a visual presentation of his buildings and projects.
Eric de Mar 's career as an architectural photographer and writer has spanned 50 years, more than 20 books and much other publication. He is best known for his work in The Architectural Review in the 1950s, when his photographs of functional buildings such as warehouse and canal structures influenced a generation of architects, helping to create a new language that expanded the possibilities of architectural design at a time when the ideals of modernism were being revalued.
Mega XIV presents projects by a group of Spain's most innovative young architects -- Alfredo Arribas, Pepe Cortes, Enric Miralles and Oscar Tusquets. Each is represented by extensively illustrated building projects as well as furniture designs, models and other objects, reflecting the strong links between the various aspects of design in Barcelona.
Chora L Works documents the unprecedented collaboration, initiated in 1985, between philosopher Jacques Derrida and architect Peter Eisenman on a project for the Parc de la Villette in Paris. Woven into the volume are discussion transcripts, candid correspondence, and essays, as well as sketches, presentation drawings, and models. Derrida and Eisenman's design process was guided by Plato's chora text from the Timeaus; their unique reciprocal relationship was an interchange - and transformation - of voices.
Between 1925 and 1933, Howard Robertson and Frank Yerbury travelled extensively around Europe and the United States in search of new architecture. Their accounts, illustrated with Yerbury's superb photographs, provide a fresh view of contemporary buildings now seen as canonical. This volume is an illustrated anthology of the most interesting of some 200 articles published in the British architectural press, including writing on Le Corbusier's villas, Asplund's Stockholm Library, Mendelsohn's Einstein Tower, and architecture by Perret, Mallet-Stevens and others.
International in conception, arrogant in scale, unsentimental in finish, rigorous in detail -- Erno Goldfinger's buildings well represent the architectural ideals of his generation, sustaining and fulfilling the promise of the pioneering decades of the modern movement. This publication documents Goldfinger's life and work, combining essays with a presentation of selected buildings and projects.
The work of Lyons Israel Ellis Gray was seen in the 1950s and 1960s as epitomizing a new, optimistic and frankly modern approach to architecture known as brutalist. The practice was responsible for the construction of some 25 schools, institutes of higher education, hospitals and housing projects, and served as something of a finishing school for a generation of British architects, including James Stirling, James Gowan and Neave Brown.
The Smithsons have long been sensitive to the manner in which the detailing of a building can be informed by the circumstances and nuances of place, of which the weather is a universal 'given'. This publication interprets their work through the filter of the 'climate register', using the example of four projects: the Economist Building; Second Arts Building, Bath; the unbuilt Kuwait Mat-Building; and the Alexandrina Library competition entry. The result of research by the AA's Diploma Unit 6, Climate Register is in a sense a mediated conversation between students and the Smithsons -- between two generations of architects.
In the manner of intrepid Victorian women traveller-diarists, Imprint of India is an elaborate collage of fiction and images drawn from memories of hot, dusty travels in India. Depicting an ancient culture and landscape only recently written over by a familiar imperial crust, it effectively restates the concerns of its companion volume, Climate Register, observing patterns and ways of inhabitation, and the relationship between climate and the making of buildings.