Marcelo Spina, Georgina Huljich/ P-A-T-T-E-R-N-SInterrogating historical, contemporary, and speculative images, the book aims to construct a viable alternative to the icon’s cliché.
& Other Dichotomies of the Real in Architecture Marcelo Spina & Georgina Huljich with Constance Vale/ P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S Interrogating historical, contemporary, and — more importantly— speculative images, ‘Mute Icons & Other Dichotomies of the Real in Architecture’ aims to construct a viable alternative to the icon’s cliché and exhausted form of communication, positing one that is decidedly introverted and withdrawn. Developing a language and a sensibility for discovering simultaneous, contradictory, and even unexpected readings of architectural form, Marcelo Spina & Georgina Huljich / PATTERNS’s new book Mute Icons, aims to carve out a niche in contemporary culture and history by suggesting that far from being a crowd-pleaser, architecture can persist within society as a constructive cultural and social irritant. No longer concerned with narrative excesses or with the "shock and awe" of sensation making; the mute icon becomes intriguing in its deceptive indifference towards context, perplexing in its unmitigated apathy towards the body. Object