PETER ZUMTHOR 1986 - 2013 | BUILDINGS AND PROJECTS
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Date of Edition: 2014, 5 Hardcover Volumes
Pages: 856
Size: 24 x 30 cm
Publisher: Scheidegger & Spiess
Text: English

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NATURE OF LIGHT | HIROSHI SUGIMOTO
NZD$165 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2009, Hardcover
Pages: 151
Size: 23.5 x 29.7cm
Publisher: Koko Okano, Japan
Text: English/Japanese


This catalogue, produced in conjunction with Sugimoto's 2009 exhibition at the Izu Photo Museum in Japan, documents this important artist's investigations on the science and the presentation of photography. Documenting in detail Sugimoto's architectural and landscape design of the new Izu Photo Museum, the book is at once a reinvention of the artist as architect, as it is an insightful guide to Sugimoto's interest in the earliest beginnings of photography. A rare Japanese published copy from Koko Okano publishers. 

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ARIZONA | ISAMU NOGUCHI + ISSEY MIYAKE
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Date of Edition: 1997
Pages: 216
Size: 21.5 x 30.5cm
Publisher: Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art
Text: English/Japanese
Condition: Excellent, Used



Another extremely rare book, published in conjunction with an exhibition held at Marugame Genichiro Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, June 22-Aug. 31, 1997 (never available outside of Japan). Isamu Noguchi and Issey Miyake were very good friends, whose works fuse the ideas and culture of East and West. This publication compares and contrasts their works in both photographical and essay form. It is presented in a folded accordion fashion with text on one side and illustrations on the other; issued in plastic portfolio.

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ISSEY MIYAKE | EAST MEETS WEST
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Date of Edition: 1978
Pages: 216
Size: 25 x 36.5cm
Publisher: Heibonsha
Text: English/Japanese
Condition: Very Good, used condition



This rare and ground-breaking publication explores the early works of Japanese fashion designer, Issey Miyake. Realised only 8 years after beginning his business in 1970, the monograph explores his idea of "one piece of cloth" - the fundamental relationship between the body, the cloth that covers it, and the space and room that is created between these elements, divesting itself of the labels of “East” or “West”. This special book was the first monograph of a living fashion designer to be published in the world.

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A+U | RYUE NISHIZAWA
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Date of Edition: 2013
Pages: 156
Size: 29 x 22cm
Publisher: A+U Publishing
Text: English/Japanese



This edition features the design activities of Ryue Nishizawa, SANAA co-founder and partner together with Kazuyo Sejima. From his Weekend House in 1998 to his most recent endeavours, the survey of his work is comprehensive and personal, supplemented by sketches and drawings from the design process. Nishizawa desires to realise “landscape-like architecture that transcends, in scale, the size of the building,” and is heavily invested in the spatial experience of his work. The question of how discoveries made in one project find development in subsequent work is elaborated upon in a special interview, and no less than nineteen diverse projects are highlighted.


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BALLOON AND GARDENS | JUNYA ISHIGAMI
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Date of Edition: 2010
Pages: 108
Size: 29.7 x 42cm
Publisher: Daiwa
Text: English/Japanese



Limited edition publication of Junya Ishigami's works. The book includes photography taken within the studio during exploratory studies as well as imagery from his exhibitions. 

This extremely rare publication is a favourite of Concession Books.

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JUNYA ISHIGAMI | PLANTS + ARCHITECTURE
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MINKA 1955 | JAPANESE TRADITIONAL HOUSES
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ISBN:978-487-140-4921
Date of Edition: 2012
Pages: 144
Size: 25.7 x 36.4cm
Publisher: ADA
Text: English/Japanese




Born from his fascination with ancient architecture and a personal rediscovery of its beauty through materials such as wood, stone, earth and thatch, the aspiring architecture student Yukio Futagawa set out in the mid-1950s to photograph ‘minka’, the traditional rural houses of Japan. This experience would be instrumental in shifting his life’s work toward photographing rather than creating architecture. This large-format compendium of Futagawa’s images of villages and homes captures not only the sequence of history but also the essence of Japanese culture at a time when much of the country remained agrarian, not yet subjected to more recent, rapid modernisation.

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A+U SPECIAL | VISIONS OF THE REAL I
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ISBN:978-490-021-1520
Date of Edition: 2000
Pages: 284
Size: 21.5 x 29.2cm
Publisher: Japan Architect
Text: English/Japanese



A superbly executed special edition in two volumes, published and sold separately, Visions of the Real surpasses similar histories recently published. It exposes the complex social, technical and artistic problems of house design in the 20th Century - from drawings, to built reality, realised inhabitation, and evolution over time. Original drawings presented together with brand new photographs reveal exactly to what extent the initial vision has endured. Some of the 30 works featured are familiar modern masterpieces, but several have remained relatively unknown until recently. Many are still inhabited as originally designed and all remain visionary, transcending the time of their making.

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TAUBA AUERBACH | FOLDS
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ISBN:978-193-410-5641
Date of Edition: 2011
Pages: 100
Size: 22 x 29cm
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Text: English



Folds presents Auerbach’s eponymous painting series for the first time in book form. In these paintings Auerbach twists and folds the canvas before applying the paint. In its stretched form the flat canvas conjures a trompe l’oeil rendering of its previous three-dimensional state. Transferred to the medium of the book, the paintings are presented here in a new and unexpected way alongside mathematical diagrams and three texts. Auerbach works with a number of printed media, and the book enjoys a quite central position in her oeuvre. A rare opportunity to own this out-of-print publication.

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SELF SERVICE | ISSUE 37
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Date of Edition: Autumn/Winter 2012
Hardcover
Size: 240 x 310 mm
Pages: 380
Publisher: Self Service Magazine
Text: English



This is the 37th issue of th Paris-based fashion and culture biannual, Self Service magazine featuring Charlotte Casiraghi.

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