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Monsterpieces

Once Upon a Time... of the 2000s!

Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Oro Editions, San Rafael, United States
Published: 1st Apr 2012
Dimensions: w 150mm h 220mm d 13mm
Weight: 310g
ISBN-10: 0981985734
ISBN-13: 9780981985732
Barcode No: 9780981985732
Synopsis
This collection of kids' bestiaries is a critique of Monster Contemporary Architecture. It is a reinterpretation of contemporary iconic forms and the contemplation of the future states of these masterpieces, or more fittingly, Monsterpieces. Two Harvard architecture graduates challenge their to minds "un-learn" architecture history. They speculate on the future state of post-occupancy of contemporary architectural icons, creating a retrospective of future archeological studies. A response and critique of iconic perFORMance -- the current architectural trend in competing for attention -- this fiction tells the story of building forms that do follow function. In this book, each eccentric form finds its justification in a speculative function, with surreal and dystopian connotations. The Casa da Musica is now a swimming pool, and Selfridge Birmingham is a prison for TV addicts, nothing more, nothing less.

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