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The Architectural Unconscious: James Casebere and Glen Seator

Publisher: Andover, Massachusetts: Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, 2000
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
ISBN: 1879886464
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113031



First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated stiff wrappers with French folds (published only in wraps). Photographs by James Casebere. Sculpture by Glen Seator. Introduction by Adam D. Weinberg. Texts by Anthony Vidler and Mark Wigley. 64 pp. with numerous four-color and black-and-white reproductions. 11-3/4 x 9 inches.




From the publisher: "The Architectural Unconscious brings together two contemporary artists who address similar issues in architecture - architecture as sculpture, as site and as image -- in very different ways. James Casebere is known for the black and white and monochromatic color photographs he makes using small-scale tabletop models. These models are then subtly lit and photographed to create disconcerting, archetypal spaces reminiscent of prisons, monasteries, tunnels and factories. The work of Glen Seator recreates architectonic forms -- offices, facades -- based on already existing buildings; lifted out of context, the works provoke a sense of dislocation, causing viewers to reconsider the social use of the original site, as well as the space in which the work is displayed. The visual diary places these two innovators and their works in dialogue through notes, sketches, plans, snapshots, and related works, as well as images of the final pieces."