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Candide 5

cover Candide 5

Axel Sowa, Susanne Schindler

A periodic journey of architectural knowledge

Candide is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to exploring the culture of knowledge specific to architecture. In this fifth issue of Candide, rather than one Essay, you will find six articles on the notion of architectural knowledge, and rather than one piece of Fiction, you will be pulled into seven episodes on the elusive quest for architectural greatness.  Framed by these shorts, in Analysis, Ian Pepper challenges the reception of Richard Serra by looking at the American artist’s intervention on a nineteenth-century railroad bridge, previously transformed by the Swiss engineer Robert Maillart. In Encounters, Kim Förster employs oral history to unearth stories from behind the scenes of New York’s Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies (IAUS), focusing on its program of publications in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In Project, Luc Merx reflects on aspects of ruin and figuration in “Rokokorelevanz,” a research and design project ongoing since 2005. With contributions by Mario Carpo, Kim Förster, Pedro Gadanho, Sophie Houdart, Luc Merx, Ian Pepper, and Katherine Romba, among others.

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Author:  Axel Sowa, Susanne Schindler

Size: 9.4 x 6.6 in.
Pages: 144
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hard
Publication date: April 2012
ISBN: English 978-84-15391-05-0
Price: 17€ / $24.95 / £15

Heróicas Eróticas en Nueva York

Zilia Sánchez

Zilia Sánchez first survey exhibition in the United States, with artwork spanning the 1950s to the 1990s.

The work of Cuban-born artist Zilia Sánchez is characterized by her distinctive approach to formal abstraction through the use of undulating silhouettes, muted color palettes, and a personal, sensual language. Sánchez’s exceptional formed canvases, which range in scale from the intimate to the monumental and span fifty years of artistic production, have seldom been seen outside of Puerto Rico, where she has lived and worked since 1972. Produced in conjunction with the artist’s first solo exhibition at Galerie Lelong New York, this publication focuses on Sánchez’s shaped paintings made three-dimensional through her unique method of stretching canvases over hand-molded wooden frameworks.

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Author: Zilia Sánchez

Size: 16,5 x 24,5 cm / 6.5 x 9.6 in.
Pages: 72
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hard
Publication date: June 2014
ISBN: English 978-1-940291-39-0
Price: 15€ / $19.95 / £13

Published with
Galerie Lelong New York

Popular Lies* About Graphic Design

Craig Ward

An attempt to debunk various misconceptions, half truths and, in some cases, outright lies which permeate the industry of design.

Written both passionately and irreverently, Ward pulls from his ten years of experience to tackle lighter subjects such as design fetishists, Helvetica’s neutrality and urgent briefs, alongside the validity of design education, the supposed death of print, client relationships and pitch planning. In addition, the book includes contributions from more than a dozen renowned professionals such as Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister, Christoph Niemann y David Carson.

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Author: Craig Ward

Size: 14 x 18 cm / 5.5 x 7 in.
Pages: 160
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Soft
Publication date: December 2012
ISBN: English 978-84-15391-35-7
Price: 14€ / $16.95 / £13.00

Bracket 2: Goes Soft

[Goes Soft]

Neeraj Bhatia, Lola Sheppard

This publication critically positions and defines soft systems through 27 projects and 12 articles.

An in-depth study of soft systems in design Bracket 2 examines physical and virtual soft systems, as they pertain to infrastructure, ecologies, landscapes, environments, and networks. In an era of declared crises—economic, ecological and climatic, amongst others—the notion of soft systems has gained increasing traction as a counterpoint to permanent, static and hard systems.

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Author: Neeraj Bhatia, Lola Sheppard (eds.)

Size: 20 x 26,5 cm
Pages: 284
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Soft
Publication date: December 2012
ISBN: English 978-84-15391-02-9
Price: 18€ / $19.95 / £16

Clip, Stamp, Fold

The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X to 197X

Beatriz Colomina

Selections from 70 little architectural magazines (1969-1970) that transformed architectural culture.

An explosion of little architectural magazines in the 1960s and 1970s instigated a radical transformation in architectural culture, as the magazines acted as a site of innovation and debate. Clip, Stamp, Fold takes stock of seventy little magazines from this period that were published in over a dozen cities.

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Author: Beatriz Colomina (ed.)

Size: 19 x 27 cm.
Pages: 672
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hard
Publication date: December 2010
ISBN: English 978-84-96954-52-6
Price: 45€ / $54.95 / £40

Architecture & Violence

Bechir Kenzari

This is a compelling compilation of essays by international architectural theorists on the relationship of violence to space.

With the events of September 11th, the London bombings, the Madrid train explosions, and the daily blasts in Baghdad, the question of violence and terrorism is imposing architectural ramifications with renewed urgency. A new sense of architectural awareness has been forged as violence is forcing its place as an architectural datum. With contributions from: Libero Andreotti, Annette Fierro, Elie Haddad, Dorita Hannah, Sarah Treadwell, Andrew Herscher, Bechir Kenzari, Donald Kunze, Nadir Lahiji, William B. Millard.

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Author: Bechir Kenzari (ed.)

Size: 13,5 x 20 cm / 5.3 x 7.8 in.
Pages: 320
Illustrations: Color and Duotone
Cover: Soft
ISBN: English 978-84-92861-73-6
Price: 19,50€ / $29.95 / £18

Experiments With Life Itself

Radical Domestic Architectures between 1937 and 1959

Francisco González de Canales

Five experiments made by prestigious architects on their own homes during the dark days of the Second World War.

In most books or manuals on the history of modern architecture we found a large number of pages devoted to the avant-garde movement that took place in-between wars and to the reconstruction and expansion after World War II. Therebetween, as a misunderstanding or an agreed silence, is a big gap of dark years, wars and exiles of which you can hardly speak about. It is precisely in those dark years when the most experimental and inspiring projects had place. Architects and artists relegated to the margins of civil reality began to present a picture of reactions to a cultural situation unsustainable. Francisco González de Canales analyzes a constellation of scattered cases between late thirties and late fifties of the twentieth century he calls domestic self-experimentation.

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Author: Francisco
González de Canales

Size: 14,5 x 20,5 cm / 5.7 x 8 in.
Pages: 176
Illustrations: Color and B&W
Cover: Soft
Publication date: Novembre 2012
ISBN: English 978-84-92861-65-1
ISBN: Spanish 978-84-92861-66-8
Price: 26€ / $34.95/ £22.00

The Sniper’s Log

Architectural Chronicles of Generation-X

Alejandro Zaera-Polo

An insight into the theoretical discourse that shapes and expands the architect’s practice.

This compilation of texts written since 1986 reveals a parallel activity to Alejandro Zaera-Polo’s professional life. The book is like a sniper’s log, a register of events for the purpose of accumulating experience for future missions, be it academic or professional, trying to identify tendencies and to assess performances, rather than to establish truth.

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Author: Alejandro Zaera-Polo

Size: 15,5 x 22,5 cm / 6 x 8.8 in.
Pages: 592
Illustrations: Duotone
Cover: Soft
Publication date: December 2012
ISBN: English 978-84-92861-22-4
Price: 34€ / $39.95 / £32

City Sense

4th Advanced Architecture Contest. Shaping our environment with real-time data.

Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia IAAC

This publication compiles the winning and the finalist entries of the City Sense competition, organized by the Institute of Advanced Architecture. The competition was open to architects, engineers, planners, designers and artists who wanted to contribute to progress in making the world more habitable.

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Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia IAAC (ed.)

Size: 12 x 16 cm
Pages: 368
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Soft
ISBN: English 978-84-15391-29-6
Price: 25€ / $34.95 / £22

Landscape Futures

Geoff Manaugh

A speculative look into the future of our built environment.

This publication explores how landscapes, and our perceptions of them, can be utterly transformed by technology and design. It travels the shifting terrains of architectural invention, where new spatial devices on a variety of scales – from the handheld to the inhabitable – reveal previously overlooked dimensions of the built and natural environments.

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Author: Geoff Manaugh (ed.)

Size: 15,2 x 21,8 cm
Pages: 232
Illustrations: Color, B&W, Duotone
Cover: Soft
ISBN: English 978-84-15391-14-2
Price: 30€ / $34.95 / £28

Published with Nevada Museum of Art