Adrian Phiffer Strange Primitivism


Hans Ibelings

Publisher The Architecture Observer

ISBN 9789492058089

Idea Code 20193


This book from The Architecture Observer (Dutch architecture critic Hans Ibelings) takes readers through some of the unexpected twists and turns in the mind of the Toronto-based Romanian architect and urbanist Adrian Phiffer. It can be seen as an attempt to produce architecture with images and words – a non-linear flow of images interrupted by text, and vice versa. Its point of view is that of a youngish architect, and at times the book takes the form of a distorted self-portrait. He writes, “The cruelty of our profession is that we always have to imagine something special… we are required to make something sophisticated, slightly complex, preferably very expensive.”

304 p, ills colour & bw, 12 x 17 cm, pb, English


$36.50


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