Beyond Architecture. Imaginative Buildings and Fictional Cities
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Visionary propositions for architecture and utopian worlds by renowned artists and designers.
Beyond Architecture is the first publication of its kind to document the creative exploration of architecture and urban propositions in the contemporary arts. Presenting experimental projects from an array of creative contexts, the book features a multitude of groundbreaking approaches. It demonstrates how not only architects and designers, but also artists are taking architecture as a starting point for experimentation.
The projects collected in this book range from performance, installation art and crafted sculptures to architectural models, alternative ideas for living spaces and furniture, as well as illustration, painting, collage and photography. Through stunning photographs and complementary texts, these visionary concepts reveal the hidden creative potential for architecture and urban environments in inventive ways.
The interplay between architecture and visual culture will certainly pave the future aesthetic and shape the development of architectural practices and urban landscapes in decades to come. Beyond Architecture is not only an essential and inspiring reference for architects, but for anyone interested in visual culture.
Features work by: Tom Sachs, Pipilotti Rist, Erwin Wurm, Rachel Whiteread, Mike Kelley, Do Ho Suh, The Chapman Brothers, Thomas Demand, Kobas Laksa, Arne Quinze, Wang Qingsong, Filip Dujardin, Studio Job, Droog Design, Atelier van Lieshout, Nathan Coley, Olafur Eliasson, eBoy and more.