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polytekton volume 1: mikeschDesign 1978-1989 By Mikesch W. Muecke
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A collection of architectural projects, essays, etchings, photography, paintings, and drawings completed between 1978 and 1989 by the designer Mikesch Muecke, aka polytekton. Texts and images (black... More > & white). Volume 1 of 3.< Less
polytekton volume 1: mikeschDesign 1978-1989 By Mikesch W. Muecke
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A collection of architectural projects, essays, etchings, photography, paintings, and drawings completed between 1978 and 1989 by the designer Mikesch Muecke, aka polytekton. Texts and images (black... More > & white). Volume 1 of 3.< Less
polytekton volume 2: mikeschDesign 1990-1997 By Mikesch W. Muecke
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A collection of architectural projects, essays, etchings, photographs, paintings, and drawings completed between 1990 and 1997 by the designer Mikesch Muecke, aka polytekton. Texts and images (black... More > & white). Volume 2 of 3.< Less
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A collection of architectural projects, essays, etchings, photographs, paintings, and drawings completed between 1990 and 1997 by the designer Mikesch Muecke, aka polytekton. Texts and images (black... More > & white). Volume 2 of 3.< Less
Gottfried Semper in Zurich - An Intersection of Theory and Practice By Mikesch W. Muecke
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Until now Gottfried Semper (1803-1873) has been framed as an important theoretician but a merely historicist architect. With a few exception no scholar has so far analyzed the resonance between his... More > writings and his built works. Rather than limit himself to a historical analysis of either, the author explores in this text the consequences of thinking architectural production as the convergence of writing and building in six of Semper’s lesser known works, developed during his tenure in Zurich, Switzerland, between 1854 and 1871.< Less
Essays on Architecture and Other Topics By Mikesch W. Muecke
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Essays on Architecture contains twelve texts (with illustrations) on a variety of topics that engage architecture, history, theory, philosophy, and popular culture. There are four thematic sections:... More > Architecture & Mobility (academic tourism and literary readings of Rome; an architectural AutoBiography), Philosophy & Aesthetics (the figure of the collector in Walter Benjamin’s work; the idyll in 19th-century representations of interiors in Germany; the joints between beauty, ugliness, and caricature in the work of Karl Rosenkranz), Case Studies (Las Vegas and water management; Koolhaas’ design of Euralille; the history and theory of Princeton’s architecture building), and History, Theory, and Practice in Gottfried Semper’s Work (the effect of Semper’s ideas on architects in the US; two comparative design studies (Semper and Schinkel, Semper and Paxton); a detailed examination of Semper’s most unusual work, the Treichler laundry ship). A bibliography and index are included.< Less
Universal-Design Kitchen by misumiwaDesign By Mikesch Muecke, Miriam Zach
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A design/build project by misumiwaDesign, in which the company transformed a 1970s kitchen to 21st-century standards for a disabled and retired music teacher. The book chronicles the design... More > decision-making process through sketches, CAD drawings, demolition, construction, and final installation/in-use photographs, and a descriptive text.< Less
Universal-Design Bathroom by misumiwaDesign By Mikesch Muecke, Miriam Zach
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Documentation of a modern design/build renovation of a universal-design bathroom suite for a retired and disabled music teacher by the design company misumiwaDesign. Includes numerous full-color... More > illustrations of design sketches and drawings as well as demolition, construction, and in-use photographs.< Less
Essays on Architecture and Other Topics By Mikesch W. Muecke
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Essays on Architecture contains twelve texts (with illustrations) on a variety of topics that engage architecture, history, theory, philosophy, and popular culture. There are four thematic sections:... More > Architecture & Mobility (academic tourism and literary readings of Rome; an architectural AutoBiography), Philosophy & Aesthetics (the figure of the collector in Walter Benjamin’s work; the idyll in 19th-century representations of interiors in Germany; the joints between beauty, ugliness, and caricature in the work of Karl Rosenkranz), Case Studies (Las Vegas and water management; Koolhaas’ design of Euralille; the history and theory of Princeton’s architecture building), and History, Theory, and Practice in Gottfried Semper’s Work (the effect of Semper’s ideas on architects in the US; two comparative design studies (Semper and Schinkel, Semper and Paxton); a detailed examination of Semper’s most unusual work, the Treichler laundry ship). A bibliography and index are included.< Less
PhotoGraphs - Written Light By Mikesch W. Muecke
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PhotoGraphs is an eclectic collection of ‘written light’ (photo- = ‘light’ + -graph = ‘written’), assembled over a time span of twenty-five years. Each of the 125... More > images is countered by a short short-story—sometimes only a few words—that provide a historical, cultural, critical, architectural, artistic, and/or humorous context for the visual subject matter, which ranges from detailed views of textures/environments via interior and exterior architectural spaces to landscapes. The reader can start on any page in the book since the images are arranged in no particular order, even if at times correspondences between certain photographs and texts emerge.< Less