Architecture by Philip Jodidio
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This lavishly illustrated collection features designers and projects that push out the boundary between art and architecture. "Architecture: Art" explores the ways in which contemporary artists and architects handle the blurring lines between their disciplines. Contemporary art often oversteps the limits of its traditional modes of presentation, increasingly moving into virtual and actual spaces. Similarly, many of today's architects depart from the principles of their discipline to integrate art into the design and construction of their buildings. The book highlights the most exciting examples of these interdisciplinary activities, including: Zaha Hadid's Guggenheim Museum in Taichung, Taiwan; Richard Meier's Jubilee Church in Rome, Italy; Hiroshi Sugimoto's Go'o Shrine, Shiroyama, Japan; and Richard Serra's Torqued Ellipses, New York, USA. Profiles of the featured artists and architects are included, along with an introductory essay setting out the historical foundations from which architecture and art have co-evolved to the present day.
 

About Philip Jodidio

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PHILIP JODIDIO has published numerous books on architecture and art. They include Under the Eaves of Architecture, a book about the architectural activities of the Aga Khan (Prestel). He lives in Grimentz, Switzerland.
 
Published January 24, 2007 by Prestel Publishing. 224 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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The title of this book calls to mind the analogy portion of a standardized test, implying a relationship between art and architecture and the increasingly fuzzy line between the two. It's far from a n

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