Published Art has some great books on offer this month. Revel in the architecture of home grown talent from Victoria, with the publications El Croquis 165: Sean Godsell 1997-2013 and Six Degrees 1992-2002.
El Croquis 165: Sean Godsell 1997-2013 features fourteen projects by the Melbourne based award winning architect. An insight into Godsell's ideology is provided in contributions by Leon Van Schaik, 'A Conversation with Sean Godsell' and Juhani Pallasmaa, 'Sean Godsell's Tough Subtlety'. Normally retailing at$99.00, AAA 'All About Architecture' subscribers get a 10% discount ($89.10).
Compiled by Brad Haycock, Six Degrees 1992-2002 is 224-page volume that extensively documents the built works of Melbourne based firm Six Degrees. Including drawings, early photographs and practice documents, along with written contributions by Philip Goad, Rachel Hurst, Barrie Barton, Toby Horrocks and Tim O'Sullivan, the publication captures the impact of Six Degrees upon the architectural profession and upon the cultural fabric and built environment of Melbourne. A conversation between Stuart Harrison and the directors of Six Degrees offers a unique insight into the evolution and the workings of the practice. Normally retailing at $40.00, with the 10% discount it's a bargain at $36.00.
If your tastes run to architecture offshore, don't miss out on the monograph Kengo Kuma: Complete Works by architectural historian Kenneth Frampton. Kuma is a Japanese architect who has forged a modern design language that artfully combines the country's traditional building crafts with sophisticated technologies and materials. Kenneth Frampton frames Kuma's work in the context of post-war Japan's flourishing architecture scene. From his iconic Water/Glass (1995) to the Nezu Museum in Tokyo (2009), each building is presented through descriptive text, newly commissioned photographs, and detailed drawings that reveal the refined architectonic vocabulary that characterises Kuma's buildings. Created in collaboration with Kuma, the projects are organized by materials: Water and Glass; Wood; Grass and Bamboo; and Stone, Earth, and Ceramics. Normally retailing at $80.00, it's only $72.00 with your AAA discount.
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- Article: by Vanessa Couzens and Published Art
- Images: provided by Published Art