Design Talks: Contemporary Creatives on Architecture and Design

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Images Publishing, 2011 - Architects - 76 pages
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·Architects and designers featured include Philippe Starck, Antón García Abril, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, Zaha Hadid, Michael Young, Amanda Levete of Future System, Sean Godsell, Massimiliano Fuksas and John Pawson among many others·Each conversation is accompanied by a portrait of the architect or designer, a short curriculum vitae and photographs of their most iconic projectFar from a collection of ordinary interviews, these exchanges between Massimo De Conti and some of the world s top architects, designers and creative directors form an ensemble of insightful and irreverent conversations on architecture, creativity and style.De Conti approached each interview from a different angle, and the responses he gained offer fascinating glimpses into the experiences that have influenced them on their journeys from regional success to international recognition and their seminal roles in today s architecture and design scene. Something to Declare reveals the extraordinary mix of experience, education, challenges, successes and failures that has contributed to the unique style of these fascinating and creative people.Includes interviews with Philippe Starck, Antón García Abril, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, Zaha Hadid, Michael Young, Amanda Levete, Sean Godsell, Massimiliano Fuksas, John Pawson, Alasdhair Willis, Rafael Viñoly, Dick van Gameren, Vincent Van Duysen, Claudio Silvestrin, Todd Saunders, Mike Rundell, Joseph Dirand, Andrew Egan, Steven Ehrlich, Anouska Hempel, Aldo Bakker, Richard Meier, Thom Mayne and Farshid Moussavi. Each interview is accompanied by a portrait of the architect or designer, a short curriculum vitae and photographs of their most iconic project.
 

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Contents

Preface by Elisabetta Illy
7
Aldo Bakker
10
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby
16
Alberto Campo Baeza
20
Joseph Dirand
26
Andrew Egan
32
Steven Ehrlich
36
Massimiliano Fuksas
42
Farshid Moussavi
88
John Pawson
94
Mike Rundell
100
Todd Saunders
106
Claudio Silvestrin
112
Philippe Starck
118
Vincent Van Duysen
122
Dick van Gameren
128

Antón García Abril
46
Sean Godsell
50
Zaha Hadid
54
Anouska Hempel
60
Steven Holl
64
Amanda Levete
72
Thom Mayne
78
Richard Meier
84
Rafael Viñoly
134
Alasdhair Willis
138
Michael Young
142
Postscript by Silvia Bigliardi
146
Official Biographies
148
Acknowledgments
166
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About the author (2011)

Massimo De Conti studied architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan (Italy) and at the Oslo School of Architecture (Norway). He currently lives and works as an architect and journalist in London.

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