Аннотация к книге "Chairs by Architects"
What is it that distinguishes a chair designed by an architect? Why is it so temptingfor an architect to have a chair in his or her portfolio? Is it possible to use creativesolutions interchangeably in both domains? Chairs by Architects answers these andmany other questions to show how qualities in the buildings by architects are alsoevident in their chair design: pieces of furniture, like manifestos, become signaturesof architectural style. The 55 architects include early modern architectural pioneerssuch as Otto Wagner, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Antoni Gaudi and Walter Gropius,together with more recent modern masters such as Oscar Niemeyer, SantiagoCalatrava, Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry and Daniel Libeskind. The book contains interviewson Designing (in conversation with David Adjaye), Manufacturing (with David E. Bright,Knoll Inc.), Selling (with Zeev Aram), Collecting (with Richard Wright) and Preserving(with Susanne Graner, Vitra Design Museum).
This is essential reading for everyone concerned with design, architecture and therelationship between creators and their creations.