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LIVE BRAVE: A Tribute To Laura Middleton By JEF7REY HILDNER
Hardcover: $50.00
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LIVE BRAVE: A Tribute To Laura Middleton features the memorial tribute that I wrote for Laura—my girlfriend of three-and-a-half-years and best friend of 35 years—on April 1, 2018, Easter... More > Sunday. I titled the tribute “Live Brave” and started writing at the stroke of midnight. I wrote till the sun came up. The book, which includes additional commentary and photos, also serves as a threshold to another tribute to Laura that I hope to create—a building: an architectural monument. I've given it a name. LIVE BRAVE | The Middleton Memorial. I envision this memorial as an artistic expression of my love for Laura—and her love for me: our love story—and a tribute to star-crossed lovers throughout space and time. I foresee this memorial speaking to everyone, from Laura’s friends and family to strangers down through the ages. A poetic reminder in concrete, steel, and stone—space and light—to follow Laura’s shining-star example and Live Brave. Love Brave.< Less
LIVE BRAVE: A Tribute To Laura Middleton By JEF7REY HILDNER
Paperback: $40.00
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LIVE BRAVE: A Tribute To Laura Middleton features the memorial tribute that I wrote for Laura—my girlfriend of three-and-a-half-years and best friend of 35 years—on April 1, 2018, Easter... More > Sunday. I titled the tribute “Live Brave” and started writing at the stroke of midnight. I wrote till the sun came up. The book, which includes additional commentary and photos, also serves as a threshold to another tribute to Laura that I hope to create—a building: an architectural monument. I've given it a name. LIVE BRAVE | The Middleton Memorial. I envision this memorial as an artistic expression of my love for Laura—and her love for me: our love story—and a tribute to star-crossed lovers throughout space and time. I foresee this memorial speaking to everyone, from Laura’s friends and family to strangers down through the ages. A poetic reminder in concrete, steel, and stone—space and light—to follow Laura’s shining-star example and Live Brave. Love Brave.< Less
VISUAL EF9ECTS | Architecture and the Chess Game of Form & Story By JEF7REY HILDNER
Hardcover: $150.00
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"Architecture is a chess game of Form & Story waged on the battlefield of a building and its site." —Jef7rey Hildner, Visual Ef9ects (Cover B—"Milton") A GREAT... More > BUILDING presents more than a breathtaking expression of the aesthetics of materials, space, and light—more than a stunning display of Abstract Form. Like architecture since the dawn of time, a great building tells a Symbolic Story. The cinematic metaphor of chess helps us see how Form & Story can join forces through "collaborative conflict," fraught with peril, to create a heart pounding work of art. In a building, everything must be formed, but a great building, like a great movie, presents more than Form, more than Visual Effects. A great building presents Visual Ef9ects. That "9" stands for Story. Truth. My book ​presents a manifesto. Build beautiful. Build the truth. Visual Ef9ects springs from the talk I gave in 2016 for the Symposium on Formalism at the Syracuse University School of Architecture Program in Florence.< Less
VISUAL EF9ECTS | Architecture and the Chess Game of Form & Story By JEF7REY HILDNER
Hardcover: $150.00
Prints in 3-5 business days
"Architecture is a chess game of Form & Story waged on the battlefield of a building and its site." —Jef7rey Hildner, Visual Ef9ects (Cover C—"Kind of Blue") A... More > GREAT BUILDING presents more than a breathtaking expression of the aesthetics of materials, space, and light—more than a stunning display of Abstract Form. Like architecture since the dawn of time, a great building tells a Symbolic Story. The cinematic metaphor of chess helps us see how Form & Story can join forces through "collaborative conflict," fraught with peril, to create a heart pounding work of art. In a building, everything must be formed, but a great building, like a great movie, presents more than Form, more than Visual Effects. A great building presents Visual Ef9ects. That "9" stands for Story. Truth. My book ​presents a manifesto. Build beautiful. Build the truth. Visual Ef9ects springs from the talk I gave in 2016 for the Symposium on Formalism at the Syracuse University School of Architecture Program in Florence.< Less
VISUAL EF9ECTS | Architecture and the Chess Game of Form & Story By JEF7REY HILDNER
Hardcover: $50.00
Prints in 3-5 business days
"Architecture is a chess game of Form & Story waged on the battlefield of a building and its site." —Jef7rey Hildner, Visual Ef9ects (Cover A —"Fire": B&W... More > Interior Casewrap) A GREAT BUILDING presents more than a breathtaking expression of the aesthetics of materials, space, and light—more than a stunning display of Abstract Form. Like architecture since the dawn of time, a great building tells a Symbolic Story. The cinematic metaphor of chess helps us see how Form & Story can join forces through "collaborative conflict," fraught with peril, to create a heart pounding work of art. In a building, everything must be formed, but a great building, like a great movie, presents more than Form, more than Visual Effects. A great building presents Visual Ef9ects. That "9" stands for Story. Truth. My book ​presents a manifesto. Build beautiful. Build the truth. Visual Ef9ects springs from the talk I gave in 2016 for the Symposium on Formalism at the Syracuse University School of Architecture Program in Florence.< Less
VISUAL EF9ECTS | Architecture and the Chess Game of Form & Story By JEF7REY HILDNER
Hardcover: $150.00
Prints in 3-5 business days
"Architecture is a chess game of Form & Story waged on the battlefield of a building and its site." —Jef7rey Hildner, Visual Ef9ects (Cover A—"Fire") A GREAT... More > BUILDING presents more than a breathtaking expression of the aesthetics of materials, space, and light—more than a stunning display of Abstract Form. Like architecture since the dawn of time, a great building tells a Symbolic Story. The cinematic metaphor of chess helps us see how Form & Story can join forces through "collaborative conflict," fraught with peril, to create a heart pounding work of art. In a building, everything must be formed, but a great building, like a great movie, presents more than Form, more than Visual Effects. A great building presents Visual Ef9ects. That "9" stands for Story. Truth. My book ​presents a manifesto. Build beautiful. Build the truth. Visual Ef9ects springs from the talk I gave in 2016 for the Symposium on Formalism at the Syracuse University School of Architecture Program in Florence.< Less
DAEDALUS 9 | THE ARCHITECT PAINTER [improv 1.0] By JEF7REY HILDNER
Hardcover: $50.00
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READY. FIRE. AIM. On February 22, 2010, I gave myself 9 hours to create a 100-page book. The result: the first edition of Daedalus 9. I started from scratch. I didn't have a plan. All I had was a... More > goal. And a clock. Like a musician, I simply started to play. And guided by the Thelonious Monk principle, “There are no wrong notes,” I played until time ran out then sent the PDFs of the interior and cover to the printer. In this 2018 Edition remix, I reset the clock, giving myself more time to develop the book and clearly convey core concepts. Upshot? A GPS for all my future work: A Manifesto. JEF7REY HILDNER is an architect, a painter, and a writer. Author of 7 books, including Garches 1234, Henry Trucks—Painter, and Visual Ef9ects, his award-winning work and his essays on the theory and practice of art appear in a wide range of publications, including Global Architecture Houses. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Princeton University.< Less
DAEDALUS 9 | THE ARCHITECT PAINTER [improv 1.0] By JEF7REY HILDNER
Paperback: $50.00
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READY. FIRE. AIM. On February 22, 2010, I gave myself 9 hours to create a 100-page book. The result: the first edition of Daedalus 9. I started from scratch. I didn't have a plan. All I had was a... More > goal. And a clock. Like a musician, I simply started to play. And guided by the Thelonious Monk principle, “There are no wrong notes,” I played until time ran out then sent the PDFs of the interior and cover to the printer. In this 2018 Edition remix, I reset the clock, giving myself more time to develop the book and clearly convey core concepts. Upshot? A GPS for all my future work: A Manifesto. JEF7REY HILDNER is an architect, a painter, and a writer. Author of 7 books, including Garches 1234, Henry Trucks—Painter, and Visual Ef9ects, his award-winning work and his essays on the theory and practice of art appear in a wide range of publications, including Global Architecture Houses. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Princeton University.< Less
GARCHES 1234 | Remembering the Mathematics of the Ideal Villa: An Essay on Le Corbusier's 1927 Villa de Monzie/Stein By JEF7REY HILDNER
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IN 1927, THE GREAT SWISS-FRENCH ARCHITECT LE CORBUSIER completed a house in the Paris suburb of Garches. Twenty years later, British scholar Colin Rowe’s essay “The Mathematics of the... More > Ideal Villa” brought Garches to the foreground. And Garches—as architects refer to the house—has stayed there ever since. GARCHES 1234 picks up where Rowe's essay left off and throws bold light on Le Corbusier’s assertion that at Garches, more than any of his other projects, “proportion ruled absolutely there, as absolute mistress.” ARCHITECT JEF7REY HILDNER published an early version of this essay in the refereed Journal of Architectural Education. Here the essay appears in its final and fully illustrated form. JEF7REY HILDNER'S award-winning work and his essays on the theory and practice of art appear in a wide range of publications, including Global Architecture Houses. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Princeton University.< Less
GARCHES 1234 | Remembering the Mathematics of the Ideal Villa: An Essay on Le Corbusier's 1927 Villa de Monzie/Stein By JEF7REY HILDNER
Hardcover: $75.00
Prints in 3-5 business days
IN 1927, THE GREAT SWISS-FRENCH ARCHITECT LE CORBUSIER completed a house in the Paris suburb of Garches. Twenty years later, British scholar Colin Rowe’s essay “The Mathematics of the... More > Ideal Villa” brought Garches to the foreground. And Garches—as architects refer to the house—has stayed there ever since. GARCHES 1234 picks up where Rowe's essay left off and throws bold light on Le Corbusier’s assertion that at Garches, more than any of his other projects, “proportion ruled absolutely there, as absolute mistress.” ARCHITECT JEF7REY HILDNER published an early version of this essay in the refereed Journal of Architectural Education. Here the essay appears in its final and fully illustrated form. JEF7REY HILDNER'S award-winning work and his essays on the theory and practice of art appear in a wide range of publications, including Global Architecture Houses. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Princeton University.< Less