Book Launch: Mute Icons & Other Dichotomies of the Real in Architecture by Georgina Huljich & Marcelo Spina
Sep 30, 2021
Interrogating historical, contemporary, and — more importantly— speculative images, ‘Mute Icons & Other Dichotomies of the Real in Architecture’ aims to construct a viable alternative to the icon’s cliché and exhausted form of communication, positing one that is decidedly introverted and withdrawn. Developing a language and a sensibility for discovering simultaneous, contradictory, and even unexpected readings of architectural form, Marcelo Spina & Georgina Huljich / PATTERNS’s new book Mute Icons, aims to carve out a niche in contemporary culture and history by suggesting that far from being a crowd-pleaser, architecture can persist within society as a constructive cultural and social irritant.
Part history, part theory, and part monographic atlas, the book includes contributions by Georgina Huljich, Guillermo Martinez, Ciro Najle, Marcelo Spina, Brett Steele, and Constance Vale.
The book was published by Actar Publishers and is available for purchase at actar.com.
Please join us Friday, October 8th at 6pm on the Perloff Courtyard
- Georgina Huljich & Marcelo Spina
- Mute Icons & Other Dichotomies of the Real in Architecture