The Images of Architects15/04/2013
For his new book, The Images of Architects, Valerio Olgati asked architects to submit important images that show the basis of their work. Images that are in their head when they think and show the origin of their architecture.
Made up of 44 individual "musées imaginaires" some of the most unique architects living today present up to 10 images to explain the autobiographical roots of their oeuvre.
"The images are explanations, metaphors, foundations, memories and intentions. They are poetic and philosophical avowals. They reveal a personal perspective on thoughts. They show the roots of architecture and expectations concerning projects. Conscious and unconscious. This book has the format of a reader. As little as possible is said. The images are small, legible and interpretable as icons. As individual collections, they present a personal view of an individual world, while as a whole they provide a universal view of the perceptible origin of contemporary architecture."
Published by by Quart Verlag Lucern, The Images of Architects will be available from May, 2013.