Strange Networks (Hardcover)
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An exquisitely crafted, large format volume featuring new and previously unpublished artwork by legendary architect Thom Mayne, principal of Morphosis Architects.
Strange Networks debuts a new body of artwork and studies by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne. Emerging from the same interests that shape the design philosophy of his internationally renowned architecture firm Morphosis, the works explore the tension between organizational systems and chance behavior, between the manual and digital, and between individual and collective authorship. Reproduced in exquisite detail, the intricate lithographic prints and digitally derived sculptural works--or "drawdels" for how they combine the notion of drawing and modelling--embody a search for forms and methods resonant with our contemporary state of instability and hyper-connection. With a foreword by Thom Mayne and essays by Stefano Casciani, Sir Peter Cook, Craig Hodgetts, and Frédéric Migayrou.
About the Author
Thom Mayne is an American architect based in Los Angeles and principal of the firm Morphosis. He helped found the seminal Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), where he is a trustee. He received the Pritzker Architecture Prize in March 2005 and the AIA Gold Medal in 2013.