What About Pure Hardcore Icons manifesto book?

Pure Hardcore Icons Manifesto Book to be published in August

Book Summary:
In the kingdom of architecture the shapes reign supreme.
Ever since the beginning of history, pure geometric form has been one of architecture’s recurrent obsessions. A genealogy of buildings shaped as pyramids, spheres, and cubes can be traced back to ancient times, while contemporary projects, either as poured concrete or virtual bytes, often resemble stacked boxes and looping skyscrapers.
Despite torrents of pure shapes flooding with evidence magazine pages and computer screens around the world, architecture lacks a written work to declare its intentions.
Pure Hardcore Icons is the first manifesto on pure form in architecture.
WAI Architecture Think Tank, directed by authors Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz Garcia, have created a vademecum with provocative collages, essays and an interview that promise to bring form—a persistent taboo in the theoretical discourse— to the forefront of the architectural discussion. Through a mixture of perspicacity, conviction and humor, Pure Hardcore Icons aims to raise awareness about the dialectic of pure form and architecture, hoping that its potential and limitations could be fully grasped either in practice, in the academia, or as a cultural and intellectual exercise.

Book Info:
PURE HARDCORE ICONS: A Manifesto on Pure Form in Architecture
Cruz Garcia & Nathalie Frankowski / WAI Architecture Think Tank
RRP £12.95 / $19.95
ISBN 978 1 908967 39 8
Publication date: August 2013
Cover: Paperback
Dimensions: 15cm x 15 cm
Content: 80 pages of essays and 32 colour and black and white illustrations
Language: English
Publisher: Artifice Books on Architecture, London


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