Synopses & Reviews
This boldly designed monograph documents the work of the past two decades of K/R, the New York based architecture/design studio founded in 1984 by John Keenen and Terence Riley. The book unites a range of projects, both theoretical and realized, and includes a collection of essays by Riley, currently the Director of the Miami Art Museum, which were written between 1992 and 2006, when he served as the Chief Curator for Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art. A project section highlights 20 works of varying scale--from urban proposals to small and large buildings--with a segment on exhibition design, a proposal for an aviary in Mexico and Riley's own Mies-inspired courthouse in Miami. Also included is a photographic essay by the artist Tim Davis, who was set loose with his camera in the raw and Minimalist K/R-designed offices of Playboy International in Miami Beach.John Keenen has taught architectural studies at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard, Parsons School of Design, Syracuse University and the University of Texas at Austin, among other universities. He has received two grants from the Graham Foundation. In 1998 he was Co-curator (with Robert Storr) of the architecture section of the exhibition, Tony Smith: Architect-Painter-Sculptor at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Introduction by John Keenen. Text by Terence Riley. Photo essay by Tim Davis.