a cura di Duncan Mc Corquodale

A critical perspective on contemporary architecture in the United Kingdom and its emerging themes and preoccupations. 

Contemporary Architecture United Kingdom is the first title in Artifice books on architecture's new Contemporary Architecture series. The series focuses on specific territories worldwide and offers engaging, challenging and inspiring surveys of contemporary architecture in each region. In keeping with Black Dog Publishing s ART WORLD series thus far comprising books on Contemporary Art in the Middle East, Latin America, the United Kingdom, North America and Eastern Europe each book in the Contemporary Architecture series will include key re-published texts by historians, critics and practitioners, as well as new specially commissioned contextualising essays concerning the architecture comprising each title in the series. 

Contemporary Architecture United Kingdom features the work of more than 50 architects from the United Kingdom including Nord, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Richard Murphy Architects, Haworth Tompkins, Eric Parry Architects and Sarah Wigglesworth Architects. Every building type, from large public institutions to private houses, is covered along with a wide range of design approaches relating to preoccupations as diverse as materials, processes, climate and the environment, economics, and history and theory. Together, the series will enable cross-cultural comparisons and establish common and divergent concerns given each region, in contrast to the emerging phenomena of 'globalisation' and the focus on singular 'iconic' architecture works.

> Duncan McCorquodale was born in Birmingham, England in 1962. He grew up in England and then Canada, where he pursued his own studies in etching, sculpture and filmmaking. From 1985 to 1989 Duncan McCorquodale undertook undergraduate studies in Architecture and Art History at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. From 1989 to 1993 Duncan pursued post-graduate studies in the History and Theory of Architecture at the Architectural Association (AA), London. While at the AA, in 1992, Duncan published his first magazine, ARCH-TEXT. On graduating from the AA in 1993 Duncan began teaching the History and Theory of Architecture to second and third year students at the Bartlett School of Architecture, London. He also established Black Dog Publishing Limited (BDP) in the same year, Duncan McCorquodale relinquished his teaching post at The Bartlett in 2000 to focus full-time on publishing, developing BDP s now extensive list of titles to include architecture, art, design, music, photography and printmaking. 

In 2011 Duncan McCorquodale co-founded Artifice books on architecture, also based in London. First and foremost dedicated to the promotion, distribution and sales of architecture titles Artifice books on architecture is also a new imprint under which smaller, more bespoke publications are produced, enabling the continuation of the publication of major monographs and theoretical books on contemporary architecture as well as the type of responsive, creative titles with which BDP first made its name as an independent publishing house nearly 20 years ago. He has edited over 100 books including Desiring Practices, Colin St John Wilson, Architects Year Book Symposium, Eric Parry Architects 1+2 and The Third Typology and Other Essays.

Veste editoriale: Brossura
Formato: 23x28
Pagine: 240
Immagini a colori: 200
Immagini b/n: 80
Lingua: GB
Anno: 2015

ISBN: 9781908967138