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Illusion and Reality

Major Australian touring exhibition exploring realism and illusion in art (across new realist painting, pop, photography, conceptualism, minimalism, abstraction, ceramics, even architecture) with a catalogue of 71 works by 44 international artists and groups. Introduction and notes on the artists by John Stringer; statements by Audrey Flack, Stephen Posen and Josef Raffael; biographical notes on the artists, including exhibitions and collections; statement on realism by Raymond Williams. Exhibition organized by the Australian National Gallery, Canberra, and shown at seven locations throughout Australia.

Artists: Ian Burn, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha, Joseph Kosuth, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Marilyn Levine, Dale Hickey, Jenny Watson, Jan Dibbets, Chuck Close, SITE, Michael Snow, Tom Wesselman, Claudio Bravo, Malcolm Morley, Michael Snow, Robert Bechtle, Tom Blackwell, Christian Boltanski, Santiago Cardenas, John Clem Clarke, William Delafield Cook,  Robert Cottingham, Don Eddy, Richard Estes, Audrey Flack, Ralph Goings, Jan Groover, Duane Hanson, Peter Kennedy, Ron Kleeman, Richard Larter, Victor Lance Henderson, Terry Schoonhoven, Richard McLean, Jud Nelson, John Okulick, Philip Pearlstein,, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Liliana Porter, Stephen Posen, Joseph Raffael, Ben Schonzeit, Paul Sharits, Sonia Landy Sheridan, and more.

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Illusion and Reality (1977)
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SD (Space Design) no. 203, 1981
Special Feature: SITE

SD (Space Design): A monthly journal on Art and Architecture.
“SD” (Space Design) was founded in Japan in 1965; a comprehensive monthly magazine on architecture, urban problems and fine arts which was unique in the world and quickly became a leading, highly-esteemed journal of international modern design.

SD no. 203, August 1981

SPECIAL FEATURE: SITE
Architecture as Environmental Architecture; “De-Architecture – Architecture as Art” by James Wines; “The Meaning and Context of SITE” by Kazumasa Yamashita; Works = BEST Products’ Showrooms Prototype Floor Plan, Indeterminate Facade (Houston). Parking Lot Showroom, Notch Showroom (Sacramento), Tilt Showroom (Towson), Terrarium Showroom, Hialeah Showroom (Miami), Cutler Ridge Showroom (Miami), Scale Reference Showroom, Forest Building (Henrico); Other Projects: Molino Stucky Project, Ghost Parking Lot (Hamden), Madison Avenue Project (New York), General Store, Perpetual Savings and Loan Association Bank. Highrise of Homes; Buildings for Best Products (The Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York), Stanley Tigerman, A.M. Stern, Charles Moore, Anthony Lumsden, Allan Greenberg, Michael Graves; BEST Products Corporate Headquarters, by H. H. P. A. (Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Another Form of Wooden Space by Yoshiyuki Suyama; Wood Constructing Dwellings of Eastern Europe – Principles of wood construction; Global Research on Residential Architecture—Conclusion to the series; SERIAL PHOTO ESSAY— PARIS: Ceci n’est pas Paris by Kazutoshi Morita and Keiichi Tahara; NICE SPACE – Piazza del Duomo, Pisa by Kouji Kusabuka and Masanobu Yuzawa; SERIAL PRESENTATION: (Vision in Motion) Third Chapter, by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, , translated by Kimimasa Abe; BOOK REVIEW; EMINENT WORKS ABROAD – “The Geometry of the House” compiled from foreign architectural magazines by Shin’ichi Okada; DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURAL NOTES For Eternity and Liberty ”Shoel Yoh” by Gruppo Specchio and much more.

SD is one of the finest journals dedicated to new design (architecture, furniture, interior, environmental, industrial…), becoming a collector’s item and much sought-after archival resource.

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SITE: Architecture as Art


Great book from 1980 on the works of SITE, a multidisciplinary architecture and environmental art organization chartered in New York in 1970 for the purpose of exploring new concepts for the urban/suburban visual environmental.
Commonly aligned with radical architecture, anti-architecture or arch-art, SITE have described their philosophical position as “De-Architecture”.  Pierre Restany presented SITE as “a paradigm of humour & disorder, the perfect antidote against post-modernist, rationalist & structuralist conventions”.

Contents include: SITE: Artists of Our Time by Pierre Restany (essay) / The Poetics of the Unfinished by Bruno Zevi (essay) / SITE – Description of the Organization / Notes on the philosophy of SITE / Lists of Buildings and Projects / Exhibitions / Bibliography / Selected Projects / Projects lllustrated / and heavily illustrated profiles (w. photographic documentation and plan drawings) on all of their major projects spanning 1969-1979, including their phenomenal designs for BEST Products.

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TERRZZO 7 1992 COVERTERRZZO 7 1992 SPREAD

Terrazzo Number 7
Spring 1992 (Ed. Barbara Radice)

 

TERRAZZO was a very special biannual publication on architecture and design, edited and published between 1988–1995 by Barbara Radice, a prominent Italian author, design critic and member of the Memphis Milano design group. In conjunction with Ettore Sottsass, Christoph Radl, Anna Wagner and Santi Caleca, Radice created a unique and thoughtful periodical that focused on contemporary works of design and architecture, within Italy and abroad, touching on a vast array of disciplines in each issue, including literature, poetry, history, science, philosophy, art and anthropology.

TERRAZZO 7
Spring 1992

ARATA ISOZAKI
Architecture with or without irony by Arata Isozaki
photographs by Yasuhiro Ishimoto

SITE
Green architecture by James Wines

TRAVEL NOTES
by Ettore Sottsass
on kitchens
photographs Ettore Sottsass

PLANS (no. 6)
African Compounds and Villages

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