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New from Park Books  

 

 

Immediate Spaces
16-19
Edited by Leopold Banchini and Malissa Anne Cañez Sabus
The Studio for Immediate Spaces at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam is a two‑year program for teaching space‑related practices. It aims at exploring, investigating, and shaping spatial practices on the genesis of and production of contemporary spatial configurations. Directed by Swiss architect Leopold Banchini, it embraces a truly global approach that constantly crosses and deliberately ignores borders. This book offers a glimpse into this unique journey around the globe.
182 p. 622 color plates, 140 halftones
Paper $35.00


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ChartierDalix. Hosting Life
Architecture as an Ecosystem
Edited by ChartierDalix
This is the first book to explore the architectural firm ChartierDalix’s visionary research and the designs derived from it. At the core of the book and exemplifying the firm’s commitment to working with ecosystems is the Biodiversity School and Gymnasium in Boulogne‑Billancourt west of Paris. Highly topical and featuring three hundred illustrations, including many in color, the book will serve as rich inspiration for anyone interested in the future of building.
448 p. 167 color plates, 219 halftones
Paper $45.00

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Epics in the Everyday
Photography, Architecture, and the Problem of Realism
Jesús Vassallo
Vassallo traces a series of collaborations between architects and photographers from the postwar years to the present. Consistently, the subject matter of these collaborations is the built environment, which presents architects and photographers–in different ways–with a mirror that challenges the idea of realism in their respective disciplines. The book chronicles an alternative history of both modern architecture and photography and builds a case for a specific type of realism found at their intersection. 
328 p. 108 color plates, 67 halftones
Cloth $49.00

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Imperfection. Atelier Stéphane Fernandez
Edited by Stéphane Fernandez and Building Paris
With Contributions by Éléonore Marantz and Stéphane Fernandez
Stéphane Fernandez creates “silent architecture” that respects and invests in the landscape as it takes shape. A minimalist in expression with a maximalist’s attention to detail, the French architect centers his models, plans, and sketches on the search for materials, as well as the movement of bodies and the tensions generated between them.
192 p. 102 color plates, 36 line drawings
Cloth $55.00

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Cold War and Architecture
The Competing Forces that Reshaped Austria after 1945
Monika Platzer
Translated by Elise Feiersinger and Brian Dorsey
This book sheds new light on building activity in postwar Austria. It explores the architectural debates of the time in the context of the global political and cultural conflict of East versus West. During the ten‑year occupation, each of the four Allied powers established its own extensive cultural program. Architectural exhibitions became important instruments of such educational schemes with the objective of a new social order. 
344 p. 193 color plates, 118 halftones
Paper $65.00

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Fez Lessons
Industrious Habitat
Edited by Harry Gugger, Sarah Barth, Augustin Clément, Alexandros Fotakis, and Tiago Trigo
Fez Lessons is a project of Laba, or Laboratory Basel, founded in 2011 as a satellite studio of the école Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Based on recent research, the book explores Fez’s urban fabric, relaying a compelling story of how the city has been shaped and reshaped over time. The findings are visualized in striking images, graphics, and maps and followed by proposals for architectural interventions that address key issues by facilitating alternate forms of association and community.
Teaching and Research in Architecture

208 p. 150 color plates, 200 halftones
Paper $49.00



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New from Scheidegger and Spiess  

 

 

Charlotte Perriand
Complete Works. Volume 4: 1968–1999
Jacques Barsac
With a Preface by Michelle Perrot
“The books constitute as comprehensive an account of Perriand’s career as anybody could hope to find, with images of all her extant designs alongside plenty of her drawings, graphics and (a real pleasure) photographs.”—Times Literary Supplement
258 p. 446 color plates, 204 halftones
Paper $130.00

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STATISTA
Towards a Statecraft of the Future
Edited by KW Institute for Contemporary Art and ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst & Urbanistik
STATISTA, one of the art projects located at the Haus der Statistik (HdS) at Berlin’s Alexanderplatz , explores how a cooperative urban development guided by common welfare could work in the long term. This book offers encouraging insight into STATISTA and the events in and around the HdS since 2015, telling the stories of artists and activists whose ideas and projects spark hope and joy.
200 p. 57 color plates, 28 halftones
Paper $35.00



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