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Synopsis: Architect, museum curator, and industrial designer Emilio Ambasz is renowned for projects that fuse architecture and landscape -- high-rise buildings enveloped in verdant screens of trees and plants, houses that virtually disappear beneath mounds of earth. His highly original work defies easy categorization and analysis, and Ambasz has himself presented his designs as springing from his deeply felt mythical and poetic desires, serving notice of his own uncomfortable fit with conventional critical categories.
In this penetrating collection of essays, prominent scholars and architects take up the challenge and set about rigorously "analyzing Ambasz." In addition to exploring his architectural work, the authors examine Ambasz's innovative industrial designs, including the Vertebra chair and dozens of other ingenious objects. Ambasz's curatorial work, particularly the seminal "New Italian Design" exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, is also discussed in an effort to fill out a complex picture of the man. Completing the volume is Sorkin's interview with Ambasz and Emilio, the self-described visionary and pragmatic sides of the designer's personality. Photographs and drawings accompany this lively debate that dramatically expands an understanding of Ambasz and his work.
From the Publisher: In this penetrating collection of essays, prominent scholars and architects take up the challenge and set about rigorously "analyzing Ambasz." Anthropologist Dean MacCannell, for example, reconsiders the presence of myth in Ambasz’s work by drawing on the research of Claude Lévi-Strauss and Roland Barthes in order to understand Ambasz’s mythmaking as something more than merely producing work that has a mystical, spiritual feel. Peter Hall takes another tack, exploring Ambasz’s innovative industrial designs—chairs that mimic the form of the spine or objects that do not reveal themselves as lights or pens until used. The volume concludes with Sorkin’s interview with Ambasz and Emilio, the two sides to the designer’s personality, one visionary and the other pragmatic. Photographs accompany this lively debate, which fills a gap in our understanding of Ambasz’s work.
Title: Analyzing Ambasz (ISBN: 1580931359)
Publisher: Monacelli Press
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: New
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