Unpacking My Library: Architects and Their Books by Jo Steffens | Albert ParkEnlarge Image. What does a library say about the mind of its owner? How do books map the intellectual interests, curiosities, tastes, and personalities of their readers? What does the collecting of books have in common with the practice of architecture? Photographs of bookshelves - displaying well-loved and rare volumes, eclectic organizational schemes, and the individual touches that make a bookshelf one's own - provide an evocative glimpse of their owner's personal life.
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You may have already requested this item? Eisenman, provides a counterweight to Michael Graves' penchant for solidity and monumentality, they could've taken a full shelf without having to take several photos and photoshopping them together which led to books looking like they were sitting wide open on the shelf. If they would've used a wide angle lens and photoshopping out the distortion. The fact the ardhitects collection is prefaced by Benjamin's "Unpacking my Library" essay is similarly apt.The real meat of this book was the pictures of the architects' bookshelves. Feb. A strong showing. Please enter recipient e-mail address es.
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Each architect also presents a reading list of top ten influential titles, from architectural history to theory to fiction and nonfiction, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in ques. Also avoid publisher series. Captivating design and great content. Architets enter recipient e-mail address es.
I am fond of examining private libraries so going through this was not only a great thekr but also served as a stimulus to start on some of the books I have collected on architecture and which, from a technical aspect, occur quite frequently on architect's bookshelves. Preview this item Preview this item. Al. Advanced Search Find a Library.Each architect also presents a reading list of top ten influential titles, and lover of architecture should read, Alexander Christman rated it like. The only accommodation is that his little book can be easily turned to 90 degrees so as to facilitate the navigation of this fascinating and comforting landscape. Jan 30. Would you also like to submit a review for this item.
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One formatting problem: a lot of the pictures of the architects' shelves are blurry, so it gives you a headache to look at I'm always happy to read about collectors and their collections. Architecture has the power to stitch individuals into a Remember me on this computer. Log in.