Bogdanović by Bogdanović: Yugoslav Memorials through the Eyes of their Architect
£32.00Bogdan Bogdanović (1922-2010) was a Yugoslav architect, theorist, professor and a one-time mayor of Belgrade. His idiosyncratic memorials to the victims and heroes of World War II, scattered around the former Yugoslavia, continue to attract attention today, more than 25 years after the country's collapse. The monuments, cemeteries, mausoleums, memorial parks, necropolises, cenotaphs and other sites of memory Bogdanović designed between the early 1950s and late 1970s occupy a unique place in the history of modern architecture, redrawing the boundaries between architecture, landscape and sculpture in varied and unexpected ways This book presents Bogdanović 's built oeuvre through his own eyes, in a selection of nearly 50 colour photographs of his memorials, which the architect took soon after the completion of each project. Carefully staged and taken with professional medium-format cameras, these photos, many of them previously unpublished, are in themselves works of art that bespeak their author's surrealist sensibility The publication includes an introduction by the architectural historian Vladimir Kulic, a preface by curator Martino Stierli and a selection of Bogdanović's own thoughts on photography, excerpted from an unpublished interview that Kulic conducted in 2005
Complexity and Contradiction at fifty: Studies toward an Ongoing Debate
£35.00Now available in its original edition along with critical commentary, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture is the founding text of postmodernism in architecture First published in 1966, Robert Venturi's Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, widely considered the foundational text of postmodernism, has become an essential document in architectural theory and criticism.This new two-volume boxed set presents a facsimile of the original edition paired with a compendium of new scholarship on and around Venturi's seminal treatise The ten selected essays, a number of which were presented at a three-day international conference co-organized by MoMA to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Complexity and Contradiction in 2016, address diverse issues, such as the book's relationship to Venturi's own built oeuvre and its significance in the contemporary landscape. Additional short commentaries by contemporary practitioners attest to Complexity's enduring influence on architectural practice. Together, these two volumes expand the horizons of--and introduce a new generation to--Venturi's "gentle manifesto"
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