Edited by Kim Shkapich
Stark, astringent, and stunningfilled with vivid forms and sensous languageSoundings is an examination of architecture’s naked heart from a visionary in the practice. By sounding the depths, uttering or interpreting, Hejduk takes a radical look at the nature and purpose of architecture, showing how every component of the built world derives from our most rudimentary understanding of shapes, matter, movement, and stillness. The architect explores the concepts behind seventy-three projects for a wide range of building programs, produced since 1990, including the Library for Books on Heaven and Hell and the Institute for Perspective Investigations. The reader is asked to associate ideas and images, attaching and detaching forms to concepts in the service of the architectural process and we’re reminded how architecture is not merely a technical, self-contained trade but a mode of expression intimately linked to our deepest desires, ambitions, anxieties and fears. This volume completes Hejduk’s trilogy.
Designed by Kim Shkapich.
NY: RIZZOLI INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS, INC., 1993.
400 PAGES, 9 X 12