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Morphosis- Diamond Ranch High School: Source Books in Architecture (edition 2001)

by Jeffrey Kipnis (Author)

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A resounding masterpiece of architectural publishing, this volume, Rizzoli's sixth on Morphosis and its founder, architect Thom Mayne, features the work of the award-winning interdisciplinary architectural and design practice over the past fourteen years. Known for its architecture of complexity, disruption, and ambiguity, Morphosis is on the cutting edge of exploration and discovery in design. Sometimes on the border of controversy with daring vision and provocative large-scale urban projects, the firm continually invites us to question what architecture is and can be while remaining sensitive to its central purpose--to provide safe, sheltering spaces for life, work, and play. This book documents the great variety of the firm's creations across the globe, a new academic building for the Cooper Union in New York, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Texas, the Casablanca Finance City Tower in Morocco, and the Sejong M-Bridge, in Sejong City, South Korea. Like the architecture of this trailblazing firm, the book is an exhilarating demonstration of visual excitement, bold graphics, and innovative design.… (more)
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This is the second book I got on Morphosis, following Connected Isolation, a book that came out in 1993 and served as a constant studio companion in architecture school. A lot changed in ten years: partners Thom Mayne and Michael Rotondi split; accordingly the design direction shifted toward more aggressive but less tectonic forms; and Mayne's Morphosis completed more and larger projects. The last is most apparent in this Phaidon book, which is made up of 268 pages of completed buildings and interiors documented with large photos and a few small drawings; Connected Isolation, on the other hand, is mainly unbuilt projects presented through collages of drawings and model photos. Since I'm more partial to the earlier book, I find the Phaidon book lacking, although the photos are beautiful and they do a good job of taking the "reader" on a journey, through their reverse-chronological ordering, from then-recent projects to early ones. Only a ten-page essay by Mayne, with commentary by Val Warke, adds some depth to the photo-saturated coffee table book. ( )
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A resounding masterpiece of architectural publishing, this volume, Rizzoli's sixth on Morphosis and its founder, architect Thom Mayne, features the work of the award-winning interdisciplinary architectural and design practice over the past fourteen years. Known for its architecture of complexity, disruption, and ambiguity, Morphosis is on the cutting edge of exploration and discovery in design. Sometimes on the border of controversy with daring vision and provocative large-scale urban projects, the firm continually invites us to question what architecture is and can be while remaining sensitive to its central purpose--to provide safe, sheltering spaces for life, work, and play. This book documents the great variety of the firm's creations across the globe, a new academic building for the Cooper Union in New York, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Texas, the Casablanca Finance City Tower in Morocco, and the Sejong M-Bridge, in Sejong City, South Korea. Like the architecture of this trailblazing firm, the book is an exhilarating demonstration of visual excitement, bold graphics, and innovative design.

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Editions: 071484070X, 0714846252

 

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