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If Artists Were Architects

By (author) Federico Babina


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  • A poster book containing 30 detachable posters made by architect and designer Federico Babina
  • Thanks to the binding, the posters can be detached from the book without needing a serrated edge, and you can hang them on the wall. Or, you can keep them intact and browse through the book as a whole. Each poster is a work of art on its own
Full Description
Archist is a playful interpretation of the expressive language and aesthetics of some of the world's most popular artists. For example, Babina tried to imagine what a house designed by Dalí or a museum conceived by Miró would look like. The illustrations represent an imaginary and imagined world of shapes. Federico Babina finds great pleasure in imagining architecture designed and constructed through the interpretation of an artist's language. The book shows that there is a symbiotic relationship and implicit partnership between architecture and art. A sculpture is like micro-architecture, a facade can become like a painted canvas and a building can look like it was shaped by a skilled sculptor. The posters in the book manage to catch the essence of the oeuvre of the artists in question. As a consequence, the posters are much more than mere decoration; they become a playful piece of art history.

Artists include:
Kazimir Malevich, Piet Mondrian, Richard Serra, Peter Halley, Gerhard Richter, Roy Lichtenstein, Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol, Sol Lewitt, Keith Haring, Donald Judd, Damien Hirst, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, James Turrell, Tony Smith, Antoni Tàpies, Frank Stella, Marcel Duchamp, Anne Truitt, Josef Albers, Anish Kapoor, Salvador Dalí, Lucio Fontana, Ernesto Neto, Christo, Ellsworth Kelly, Jackson Pollock, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee.
About the Author
Federico Babina is an Italian architect and graphic designer who lives and works in Barcelona. He tries to rediscover the world through the eyes of a child: spontaneously, uninhibited and without being conditioned by experience. Federico Babina expresses himself through different techniques, styles and shapes. He likes the richness of language and the diversity of its forms. Drawing and illustrating allow him to describe and visualise his thoughts, feelings and emotions. Every image tells a story, every image is a story's witness.
22nd Jun 2016
World excluding Benelux, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Portugal, and selected Eastern European countries. Scandinavia non-exclusive
355 mm x 250 mm
64 Pages
31 color
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