di Piet Eckert – Wim Eckert
– A unique visual Research on architectural Models and their exemplary Character
– The Images are complemented by an Essay on neuro-biological Fundamentals of Perception and Exemplariness
– Presents previously unpublished Material
– Outstanding Book Design, high-quality duotone Plates
E2A Piet Eckert and Wim Eckert Architects has been established by the two brothers in Zürich in 2001. They soon gained national, and increasingly also international, recognition for their work in exhibition designs, industrial architecture, public buildings, and housing. American-born photographer Jon Naiman has been studying and documenting E2A’s work for many years as a photographic artist. His preferred means for this is black-and-white photography of their architectural models. His carefully conceived images show the entire range of models, from conceptual studies and working materials to highly detailed miniatures of realised buildings, emphasising their formal qualities. Naiman shows experiences urban space, of visual space rather than mere miniature buildings. His pictures oscillate between abstract, almost calligraphic, signs and the perfectly focused depiction of a spatial situation.
Silent Form is the conversion of this visual research into book form, in which utmost care has been given to design and materialisation and the arrangement and sequence of images. An essay on the neuro-biological fundamentals of perception and exemplariness complements the art.
> Piet Eckert, born 1968, studied architecture at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture in New York and ETH Zurich, where he graduated in 1994. He has been working with OMA Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam 1995-97 and as an independent architect before establishing E2A together with his brother Wim Eckert in Zürich in 2001. He regularly lectures at various universities in Switzerland and Europe. Wim Eckert, born 1969, graduated in architecture from ETH Zurich in 1995. He has been working with OMA Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam 1996-97 and as an independent architect before establishing E2A together with his brother Piet Eckert in Zürich in 2001. He regularly lectures at various universities in Switzerland and Europe. Jon Naiman (Photographs by), born 1965, took his BA degree in art from Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. He has been living and working in New York and, since 2004, in Bern, Switzerland. He has been awarded various grants and prizes in Switzerland and the US.
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