of concepts and realities: notes on the making of 1000 Ideas by 100 Architects
The main aim of this book is to give a star role to the architects involved. Un likely as it may seem, many other publications on architecture and interior design do not quite achieve this, since it is the editor who decides which projects should appear and what they should look like.
Before embarking upon this project, we envisaged a book that would be highly practical, and we conveyed this vision to the architects. We offered these pages as a platform for speaking, choosing, and writing about certain in projects was the element that appealed to most of those who wanted to or were able to participate.
Something similar to having given them the microphone and asked for a ten minute speech in front of a large convention of architects or architecture students-this is how we wanted the architect to feel. And we hope this has been the end result.
book, like a skyscraper, is put together by many unseen hands. Thanks to my editors and draftsmen, Beth Harrison at Princeton Architectural Press and Julie Iovino at the New York Times, for their sharp minds and pencils, and general grace under pressure. My publisher ,Kevin Lippert, provided the site to build upon. Norman McGrath created the framework of color photographs by which this sheath of text hangs. Eugenia Bell laid the foundation with intrepid archival photo research. Like a master mason, the design director Sara Semen put the pieces in place. Sylvie Ball did the finish carpentry with several supplemental photographs, and …
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