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Imperfection. Atelier Stéphane Fernandez

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.

Imperfection—Atelier Stéphane Fernandez is the first book to focus on Fernandez’s studio in Aix-en-Provence, Atelier Stéphane Fernandez, and it features five designs emblematic of his approach: a children’s pavilion in Saint-Raphaël, a media library in Carnoux, a dormitory and laboratory building in Banyuls-sur-Mer, a cultural center in Vertou, and a primary school in Cannes. The book includes a manifesto and essay by Fernandez, a conversation between Fernandez and architectural historian Éléonore Marantz, and more than one hundred color illustrations, including plans and photographs by Berlin-based photographer Schnepp Renou.

192 pages | 102 color plates, 36 line drawings | 8 3/4 x 11 3/4

Architecture: European Architecture

Art: Art--General Studies

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