Architecture and Micropolitics
Four Projects by Farshid Moussavi Architecture, 2010-2020
- First monograph on the work of London-based firm Farshid Moussavi Architects (FMA), developing Moussavi's claim that good architecture is based on the micro-politics of our everyday lives
- Richly illustrated with drawings, sketches and photos, including newly taken images of four buildings by FMA, shot by the well-known British photographer Stephen Gill
- Features a preface by renowned French philosopher Jacques Rancière
- Farshid Moussavie is one of the world's most highly regarded architects and teachers of architecture
Architecture and Micropolitics deconstructs two widespread prejudices: that architects nowadays are no longer important for the overall construction process, and that design is a linear process with a fully formed architectonic vision from the outset. Farshid Moussavi, a renowned architect and professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, shows how the specific character of contemporary architecture involves enriching the pragmatic aspect of creating architecture with random elements and subjective factors, in order to achieve the potential for changing our circumstances and the architecture that surrounds us. Thus, the micropolitics of our everyday lives becomes the basis for our built architecture.
Moussavi illustrates this process with the help of four of her buildings from the last decade. They are presented through hundreds of photos, drawings, and sketches, and discussed in an essay, where Moussavi develops her thesis. New photos of the four buildings have been taken by the celebrated British photographer Stephen Gill, whose creative work combines documentary, experimental, and conceptual approaches. Also featuring a preface by French philosopher Jacques Rancière, Architecture and Micropolitics is an astonishing book for all those who are interested in the interaction between architecture and society.
- Park Books
- Publish date
- 13th Sep 2021
- Paperback / softback
- 330 mm x 220 mm
- 500 Pages
- 850 color, 150 b&w