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3D>2D — The Designers Republic™ Adventures In & Out of Architecture

£35.00 / Sold Out

The Designers Republic's Adventures In & Out of Architecture with Sadar Vuga Arhitekti & Spela Mlakar

Published by Laurence King 2000
320mm x 220mm. 10-colours. Ring bound 3mm-board hard cover. 5 large format fold outs including an original Gursky shot and a TDR™ poster. 10 small format fold outs.

In 1999 Laura Housely then at Wallpaper Magazine recommended writer (amongst other things) Spela Mlakar to contact TDR™ to discuss designing a planned booklet about Sadar Vuga's award-winning Slovenian Chamber of Commerce building in Ljubljana featuring original photography from Andreas Gursky and texts from Zaha Hadid's right hand man Patrick Schumacher, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jeffrey Kipnis and Stojan Polko.

This was a time at TDR™ of impossible buildings, architectural abstraction, post-cubist layers, dimensional deconstruction and semantic reconstruction, and what was intended as a 32-page pocket-sized handbook soon grew as we began to look at the construction of the building (blocks) as an opportunity to pull it all apart again. What began as a deconsruction of the architecture became a deconstruction of the standard architectural book and on to a deconstruction of the concept of a book as a means of communication in general, as well as a deconstruction of the process of making the book in the first place. As we dug deeper into the foundations of exactly what we do in the first place, the book grew, fell apart and was rebuilt as a fluorescent fuelled, fold-out filled 200-page TDR™ adventure through Sadar Vuga's building and work processes to get all the way back to A from A.

Whatever, it is, it was the biggest selling architecture book in the UK in 2000AD. Now out of print, we have a limited number of copies we found on the top-shelf of our archive available for sale at the original price of £35 plus P&P


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