Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | September 17, 2014

    Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?



    My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »

    spacer

On Order

$49.95
New Hardcover
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Architecture- History

Barcelona Lab

by

Barcelona Lab Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

What is a city if not a big network of flows, relations and interactions? This book invites you to a journey through Barcelona's network of creators and the spaces where they work. The photographs show workshops and studios, along with portraits of the people who work in them. Some of the spaces are immaculate, tidy and modern; others are chaotic, motley and devoid of clues as to what activity they might accommodate. The occupants of the workshops appear in separate photographs. The body on one hand and the evidence of its activity on the other. But the most interesting thing is the osmosis among the whole. When one believes one is contemplating a chemist's laboratory, it turns out to be Ferran Adria's kitchen; what looks like a junkman's premises or a rubbish collection facility is a designer's goldmine; a jungle of wiring is not a scientific research centre but a musician's studio; what seems like a travel agency, replete with computers, is the headquarters of Vasava, graphic designers.

Synopsis:

Welcome to the network--and welcome to the city. For what is a city, if not an immense network of flows, relationships, and interactions? Barcelona Lab examines this weave of inertia and asks how it is implicated in the configuring of a collective space, and what physical spaces arise out of the impulses of this network. What are the physical and organic origins of these activities? It asks questions about the work space, about the small laboratories from whence worlds are constructed, worlds full of references and mechanisms for action. Who are the people who work in these places and what are the links that exists between all of these people and their work?

Product Details

ISBN:
9788495951007
Manufactured:
Actar
Translator:
Krasny, Edward
Translator:
Krasny, Edward
Manufactured by:
Actar
Manufactured:
Actar
Author:
Prat, Ramon
Author:
Actar
Essay:
Masferre, Albert
Publisher:
Actar
Subject:
General
Subject:
International Architecture - European
Subject:
Architecture -- Europe.
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Subject:
Art
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.23x6.47x2.09 in. 2.41 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » History » General

Barcelona Lab New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$49.95 Backorder
Product details 384 pages Actar - English 9788495951007 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Welcome to the network--and welcome to the city. For what is a city, if not an immense network of flows, relationships, and interactions? Barcelona Lab examines this weave of inertia and asks how it is implicated in the configuring of a collective space, and what physical spaces arise out of the impulses of this network. What are the physical and organic origins of these activities? It asks questions about the work space, about the small laboratories from whence worlds are constructed, worlds full of references and mechanisms for action. Who are the people who work in these places and what are the links that exists between all of these people and their work?
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.