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Creative Space: The Urban Homes of Artists and Creatives (Paperback)

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ISBN : 1856695883
Autor : Francesca Gavin
Editorial : Laurence King Publishers
Cubierta : cubierta rustica
Páginas : 208 pág.
Idioma : Ingles
"Creative Space" looks at the studios, apartments, and homes of the designers, directors, stylists, artists, graffiti writers, curators, novelists and innovators that are pushing the boundaries of contemporary culture. These are interiors created by people who shop in Colette in Paris, live on the Lower East Side in New York and travel to Tokyo. The domestic spaces are often DIY and strongly reflect pop culture. Filled with post-modern pop collectables, vintage junk finds, camouflage and graffiti, clothing and toy collections, contemporary art resting in bookshelves and crammed onto walls, these homes are an antidote to the sterility of minimalism.Among the interiors featured in the book are those of Barcelona architect Juan Redon, Paris artist Artus de la Villeon, New York graphic designer Corliss Elizabeth Williams, and Berlin gallerist Johann Heahling von Lanzenauer. Each is at the forefront of the creative world, and the spaces they inhabit and work in give a real image of today as avant garde. The book goes through the interiors city by city.
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Dimensiones:28  x 24 cms.



B/D was lucky enough to receive two new books in the mail today. Here’s me and Fei in the office with completely anonymous bookfaces hanging out with our boss, who happens to be a wizard and was so excited by them he conjured an ephemeral ball of light for the occasion.

More descriptions and images after the jump!


“Foibles” is an amazing fold-out limited edition book with quirkily minimalist pencil drawings. Each section is a huge 4-part fold out poster! It’s like strange and amazing maps to unknown lands. I also like the artist’s description of who his characters are:


“The Foibles have been privy to many situations that started out as small indiscretions and snow-balled into world-changing events.


You never know when a Foible will be looking over the headboard of your bed…


Or farting at a surprisingly audible level during a business meeting…


Or plagiarizing parts of a famous essay on macroeconomics… even though it goes unnoticed…


Or posting testy anonymous messages on their friend’s blog only to get caught later by the style of their writing…


Or sneaking a sniff of a stranger’s bicycle seat.”


Ah, the horrors of being identified via your grammatical tendencies and diction incongruencies on a blog!





The second book, “Creative Space,” takes a look inside the homes of of artists, creative directors, fashion designers etc. You know how dogs supposedly look like their owners? Well many of these artists works and aesthetics are (not surprisingly) reflected in their living spaces as well. For example, Wes Lang who draws from the detritus and relics of Americana kitsch and history within his artworks, lives in a wood paneled apartment in New York surrounded by his his grandfather’s shotgun, odd taxidermied creations and antiques with darker implications.


I could go on, but the book was a really fascinating voyeuristic peek. What I liked too, was that unlike many “house and garden” magazines, many of the artists houses were a bit unkempt, bits of clutter and empty beer cans and works in progress allowed to breath in the rooms, rather than some immaculate standard of perfection or wealth.