NIPPON COLLECTION BALLOON AND GARDENS | JUNYA ISHIGAMI
NZD$130 - RESERVE NOW
Date of Edition: 2010
Size: 29.7 x 42cm
_NEW STOCK ARRIVING 5/DEC/2013_ 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.
NIPPON COLLECTION THE JAPAN ARCHITECT 90 | YASUSHI HORIBE
NZD$80 - SOLD OUT
Date of Edition: 2013
Size: 29.7 x 22.6cm
Publisher: Japan Architect
Japan Architect Summer 2013 takes a look at the works of Yasushi Horibe. Since 1994, Horibe has created buildings having a spare beauty and spaces of pervasive clarity, with a focus on residential design. In every case, his buildings respond thoughtfully to individual lifestyles and stand, with solid detail, at home in their landscape. With hand-drawn sketches, JA examines 27 works, from his seminal house to his latest creations. The 5 essays that punctuate the issue furthermore reveal what qualities this architect values, takes nourishment from, and just how he exalts them in architecture.
NIPPON COLLECTION TADAO ANDO | NAOSHIMA CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM
NZD$145 - SOLD OUT
Date of Edition: 2002
Size: 7.5 x 7.5cm
Publisher: Kajima Institute
Ando specialises in the art of disguise and surprise but was willing to document the whole process of creating the Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum.
Ando’s sketches on backs of receipts to the designs and floor-plans, construction and finished building have been carefully juxtaposed in varying black and white and colour shots.
_NEW STOCK ARRIVING 5/DEC/2013_ This small publication was produced during the exhibition at the Japan Pavilion of the 11th Venice Biennale of International Architecture 2008.
The book explores possible relationships between plants and architecture, from personal, home and living scales through to a city scale. A must for any architectural enthusiast. Written in english, the book is accompanied with a japanese translation.
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.
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.
TAUBA AUERBACH | FOLDS
NZD$185 - IN STOCK
Date of Edition: 2011
Size: 22 x 29cm
Publisher: Sternberg Press
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.
The second volume from the underground San Sebastian based magazine, Many of Them. Many of Them is a limited edition of 1000 copies. It aims to offer a space for discussion in which creators can share their perspective about their field, language and problems faced in their everyday practice. Many of Them stands away from trends. Its purpose is to offer a haven where fascinating people can gather and timeless themes be addressed; to document the present and to become an archive for the future. Volume 2 features pieces on Cosmic Wonder, Comme Des Garcons, Alaia, Chanel, Dries Van Noten, Yohji Yamamoto, Bless, Bernhard Willhelm and many more. Each copy is uniquely numbered.