Click through the slideshow of images from the book (below) as you listen to an interview in which Shore talks about film vs. digital photography, new projects, and what has, surprisingly,
not changed on the American roadside since his trip 35 years ago.
OBJECTDesign for a Tile Floor
John Gregory Crace
The Crace family made a name for itself during the height of the British empire by designing ornate interiors throughout London, including in Windsor Castle and the Houses of Parliament. This tempura-and-ink rendering for floor tiles in the entry of the Conservative Club shows one quarter of a design, which could be rotated 90 degrees for each adjacent quadrant of the square room. It and other 19th century design objects are on display through Aug. 30 at the ArchiTech Gallery of Architectural Art in Chicago.
"Frio Estudio Bel Desastre" by Los Carpinteros (2005), Copyright Los Carpinteros, Courtesy Sean Kelly Gallery
EXHIBITPsycho Buildings: Artists Take on Architecture
Southbank Centre, London
Through Aug. 24
A room suspended at the moment of explosion is one of 10 disquieting experiences in a show of artists' built works that use light, color, and smell to trigger visceral reactions, all part of an unusual celebration of the brutalist Hayward building's 40th birthday.
Copyright MAK/Georg Mayer, Courtesy MAK
Through Oct. 26
Presenting a studied survey of experimental furniture design from the past 40 years, focusing especially on furniture that confronts the human body—i.e., chairs. Materials at play range from the raw (heaps of rags) to the synthetic (plastics) and include newer, refined products of the digital age. Shown here: Fernando and Humberto Campana's Corallo Chair (2004) of barbed wire with red powder coating.
Courtesy University Art Museum, UC Santa Barbara; Courtesy the John Lautner Archive, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Copyright the John Lautner Foundation; Courtesy Edward Cella Art + Architecture
Top: A Beautiful Nothing: The Architecture of Edward A. Killingsworth
University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, Calif., July 16 through Oct. 12
Middle: Between Earth and Heaven: The Architecture of John Lautner
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, July 13 through Oct. 12
www.hammer.ucla.eduBottom: Visualizing a New Los Angeles: Drawings of Carlos Diniz, 1962-1992
Edward Cella Art+Architecture, Santa Barbara Aug. 7 through Sept. 28
edwardcella.comThree concurrent exhibitions show the sea changes, both real and imagined, in Southern California architecture of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s.
Ten Canonical Buildings 1950-2000
By Peter Eisenman
During his lectures at Princeton, Eisenman zeroed in on 10 projects, including works by Le Corbusier, Aldo Rossi, and James Sterling. The overall selection is less interesting than the individual explanations. Eisenman cleanly dissects each project with a diagrammed analysis that leaves little room for argument.
Rizzoli, in association with Princeton University School of Architecture; $60