Architecture & Books
Critic: Luke Bulman
The medium of the book was explored as an expressive artifact capable of conveying the complex and fragmented nature of the architectural experience. A book of 256 images explored the possibility of describing an architectural icon - the Parthenon - solely through its visual representation. Juxtapositions, overlaps and inconsistencies were celebrated, and double page spreads were used to forge new connections between the events depicted on the Parthenon's frieze and contemporary events in Athens' recent history, such as the riots of 2010.
The second book in the series presents and interpretation of Italo Calvino's 'Invisible Cities.' Texts from the book are juxtaposed with mountains of garbage jettisoned at the end of a semester at the Yale School of Architecture, revealing the potential of the book to organize and transform the prosaic into the poetic.