Morphosis: Buildings and Projects 1993–1997
Morphosis: Buildings and Projects 1993–1997
Morphosis: Buildings and Projects 1993–1997
Morphosis: Buildings and Projects 1993–1997

Morphosis: Buildings and Projects 1993–1997

Lorraine Wild Design, Los Angeles, California, 1999

Description

This is the third “monograph” that I have designed with Morphosis, and in the time between the second book (1992) and this one (1997) the Morphosis office had revised the way it worked by stopping creating drawings for buildings conventionally, and going completely “digital.” The only conventional images (on paper) to work with were preliminary sketches and photographs of a few study models and a few existing built buildings. We wanted to create a process that would allow the architects, who now design and present almost simultaneously, a way to determine the visual explication of projects. The first 256 pages of the book were initially created as one long drawing, conceived of as a continuous “accordion” created by the architects in a variety of CAD programs, which were then imported into Quark, where the graphic designers added typographic information on top of the architects files. Writings about the buildings (and reproductions of conventional photographic images) are attached to the end of the drawing in a relatively conventional set of appendices.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 1999
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Lorraine Wild Design
Creative directors
Lorraine Wild, Thom Mayne
Designers
Lorraine Wild, Scott Lee, Ana Llorent-Thurik, Robyn Sambo, Thom Mayne, Bele Cucke
Production coordinator
Belinda Hellinger
Authors
Thom Mayne, Anthony Vidler, Tony Robins
Editors
David Morton (Rizzoli), Janet Sager, Alison Blythe Mayne (Morphosis), John Cara, George Rand, Tony Robins, Val Warke
Trim size
8 1/2 x 11 inches
Pages
416
Quantity printed
15,000
Compositor
Lorraine Wild Design
Typefaces
Scala, Scala Sans, Monotype Grotesque
Printer/binder
Sfera Srl
Paper
150 grams matte coated and vellum
Binding method
Smythe-sewn paperback, cover drawn on, bull gatefold flaps with clear acetate jacket.
Endpapers
150 grams matte coated
Publisher/client
Rizzoli International Publications
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