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Confessions: Principles Architecture Process Life

Confessions: Principles Architecture Process Life

Jan Kaplicky

ISBN: 978-0-471-49541-3

Aug 2002

204 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$65.00

Description

Confessions captures Jan Kaplicky 's professional views on the future of architecture and his personal observations and reflections on society, design, politics and beauty. This book is a tour de force of words and images, packed full of innovative buildings and design ideas. It provides a fascinating insight into the creative process of one of the most innovative architects working in Britain today.

- Lavishly illustrated with photographs and sketches that cover a wide range of topics
- Images are accompanied by stimulating and thought-provoking text.
- Compelling reading for anyone working in architecture who'll find Kaplicky 's account of their profession amusing, fair, and inspiring.
CONFESSIONS.

PRINCIPLES.

Freedom /
Creativity /
Vision /
Plasticity /
Beauty /
Poetry /
Elegance /
Sensuality /
Sexuality /
People /
Colour.

ARCHITECTURE.

New Profession /
Europe /
Social Factor /
Culture /
Politics /
From Above /
Distance /
Evolution /
Kitsch /
Eco /
Green Space /
Structure /
Material /
Plant /
Detail.

PROCESS.

Process /
Influences /
Dialogue /
Anonymous Creators /
Confusion /
Food + Drink /
Tools /
Brain + Machine /
Research + Testing -
1000 + 1 People /
Diary /
Sketch /
Drawing /
Photomontage /
Model + Mock-Up /
Design /
Architecture.

LIFE.

Life /
In My lifetime /
Josef Kaplicky /
Jirina Kaplicka /
1937 -
2001 /
Today /
Future /
Last Word.

BIOGRAPHY.
"...an inspiring book of colorful images and insightful commentary..." (Dutch, 1 July 2002)