8 Books Recommended for A8 VOL 30: Art_architecture Lab
“厘” 精确地指光在真空中于 1/299792458 秒内运行的距离的十分之一。“亩” 模糊地指周长约为 240 步的一块正方形区域的面积。
厘与亩之间恰是建筑师的交互思考，一份建筑作品常在精确与模糊，可度量与不可度量， 微观与宏观之间相互取舍与权衡产生。从 2020 年开始，每一个作品既是表达者也是记录者，建筑成为厘亩建筑认识世界的入口， 也是他们表达的出口。
Art_architecture Lab regards architecture as the study of problems at different scales. A city is also a building, and a building is also a city. There is no correct answer to an architectural design commission. A variety of architectural forms can grow on a site, and the Art_architecture building is only one of the possibilities to complete it. They start with research thinking and follow its regionality, hoping to express the original meaning of life in each site. Art_architecture Lab regards architecture as a tool for dialogue with time and space. Architecture carries memory and history. They are exploring what architecture in this era can express, explain, and solve.
The interaction between art and architecture is precisely the interactive thinking of architects. Architectural work is often precise and vague, measurable and unmeasurable, and the trade-offs and trade-offs between micro and macro. Starting in 2020, every work is both an expresser and a recorder. Architecture has become the entrance to the world and an outlet for our expression.
This book examines pure memory, and regards perception in specific forms as a synthesis of pure memory and pure perception, that is, a synthesis of thinking and materials. The article continues Bergson’s previous argumentative style, although it is still somewhat obscure, but it has no influence on the profoundness of the truth. This work has already been published in a domestic version, and its importance is evident. The book describes the image selection, image cognition, image survival, division and fixation of consciousness presentation one by one.
In our interior design projects, especially home improvement projects, we are particularly concerned about the different perceptions of different materials. Our perception does not reach other entities from our body; perception first exists in the collection of entities, and then gradually restricts itself, taking our body as a center. Architects always create and create a space composed of rich entities. This book always takes us to perceive and create architectural space in three different ways; affection, perception, and sensation. This book is more like a teacher who criticizes your design at school. It does not give a definite design direction, but it will always force you to continue to criticize and think about yourself.
The author of this book, Bernard Rudolfsky, broke through the narrow academic confines that dominate our architectural-historical perception and discussed the phenomenon of architectural art as a ubiquitous phenomenon. By excluding those geographical and social prejudices that would interfere with our investigation of the “panorama” of the complete building, he showed us a glimpse of a world that has not been known or discovered so far-the prehistoric theatre area of the Americas with a capacity of 100,000 spectators, and data The underground towns and villages (including schools, offices and factories to improve) where millions of people live, he revealed these unexpected wonders to the world.
This is more like a sociological observation from Rodofsky. Those geniuses who came from the original power of the land and built anonymously, are closer to utopian fantasy than architects and closer to eternity. There is another book that is also worth reading. Hiroshi Hara in "Tribal Journey" took students from the Dongda Research Institute to study and study in remote settlements.
Why are life and physical phenomena so diverse? Darcy Thompson’s classic book focuses on the way things grow and the forms they take. This work, first published in 1917, has great historical significance. It analyzes the process of life from the mathematics and physics levels, and is famous for its poetic description. Darcy Thompson’s writings, known as both "beautiful literature and advanced science; both scientific papers and eloquent prose", can now be presented to a wider range of readers. The preface by the worker explains the important value of this book to a new generation of readers.
The form of everything is a combination of accident and necessity, a book that inspired Frei Otto.
This book has become a classic architectural theory since its first edition came out in 1996. For every student who is studying the classics of Juhani Pallasmaa for the first time, this book is a kind of enlightenment. It provides completely new insight into architectural culture persuasively. These texts combine Pallasma's biography with a summary of architectural thinking, the latter including its origins, and its relationship with Northern European and European thinking in ancient and modern times. The focus of this book is Pallasma's fundamental, profound, and sensitive attitude towards architecture, and to make readers understand him.
This is a tiny book, but every word is beautiful. It should be the pillow book for all architects. It can accompany us at various times of our architectural career and trigger our thinking on more essential issues.
This book is Murakami's latest collection of short stories. In this book, Murakami uses izakayas, parks, convenience stores and other places as the background to overlap past memories with the current environment and short-term events, and merge them into a kind of "hope". The author tries to carve out their unique hope for each character. Not the hope of society. It is not shared by others, it is only a personal hope.
Murakami said: "To describe the despair and decadence of society is now very simple. All places are full of despair and decadence. When being pushed forward by the powerful forces of modernization, describing the negative part of it is literature. The mission of modernization. Japanese literature has always described the people who have been discriminated against, left behind, overwhelmed, or those who resist modernization. However, modernity, long after the end of modernization, has always been described in Japanese literature. There is no need for such techniques and novels with such themes."
In this collection of short stories, Murakami uses public places with special functions such as KTV, convenience stores, parks, and stations as the place where the story takes place. The characters in the eight stories live in the urban space and bear more or less The society gave them the definition of the lost. "I don't exist everywhere" seems to imply a kind of sorrow of modern people. In the media society, the individual is infinitely magnified and paid attention to, but at the same time, one can feel the insignificance and confusion of the individual. Contemporary architects are always expressing and solving contemporary problems, just like the role of this book.
Based on the book "Concerning the Spiritual in Art" written by Kandinsky in 1912, it is one of the classic documents of modern art theory. The upper part of the book discusses the relationship between art and social culture, art and the human spirit, and the crisis that art spirit faces in modern society. The lower part explains the form and spiritual issues of pure painting and outlines the basic ideas of modern colour composition and plane composition. Although the length of the book is short, it has a strong outline and profound connotation, laying a solid aesthetic foundation for modern abstract art and design.
This is a small book, it is very simple finishing it, more like a code of conduct for artists. At the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, creators from various industries exchanged and learned from each other, blurring the boundaries of art forms, and new fusion expressions became a new path for artists to explore. If you read it from time to time, you will still be inspired and inspired. It must be to perceive the most intuitive and simple things to have works that breakthrough time and space.
This book is a science fiction novel written by Argentine writer Borges. The protagonist is Chinese. It tells the story of the protagonist Yu Zhun, who was a spy for Germany in the UK during the First World War when his companion was arrested and he was hunted down. In order to inform the German boss of important information, he did not hesitate to kill Sinologist Albert. The story is told in the form of a confession in prison after Yu Zhun was arrested, and the entry point is the postponement of a major event in the history of European warfare, which is fascinating.
"Ma" is a topic that architects are always willing to discuss. We decompose it into time and space to study. In this novel, Borges gives us a completely different perspective on time and space. "Time forever diverges, leading to countless futures" time is no longer single and absolute, but countless parallels produced by the continuous division.
It should be a classic work that everyone is supposed to read. If you haven't read it, we strongly recommend.