April 1, 2006
This monograph is the first to document all of the built work by Morphosis, a
Los Angeles-based practice headed by Thom Mayne and one of the most influential
architecture firms of the past twenty years. Morphosis's unconventional
geometries; beautifully executed, sculptural models; and complex,
computer-generated drawings helped to usher in a new era of architectural
experimentation in the early 1980s. This book is comprised of bold,
documentary-style colour photographs of thirty-five completed buildings
presented in an almost cinematic layout, and publishes for the first time
together all of Morphosis's completed work, from the early residential and
restaurant projects in Los Angeles to the most recent large-scale work beyond
California and the United States - in Canada, Taiwan, Korea, Japan and Austria.
Thom Mayne founded Morphosis in 1972 in partnership with Michael Rotondi,
who now has his own firm. Over the past twenty years, Mayne's academic posts
have included teaching positions at Columbia University, Harvard University,
Yale University, the Berlage Institute in the Netherlands and the Bartlett
School of Architecture in London, among other institutions.
Val Warke is an associate professor of architecture at Cornell University in
Ithaca, New York. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition
of this title.
288 p., 29x25 cm