Into the Great Wide Open
Date: Thursday 24 May 2018
Venue: AA Bookshop
Launch Price £18 (RRP £22)
Into the Great Wide Open, published by DPR Barcelona, personifies the ideals and ambitions of the publishing house. It is a fragmentary snapshot of an ongoing, constantly developing and altering process to find a place in the production and reflection of our built environment. It is a book about a search for a form of 'practice' in architecture. 'Practice' in this instance is understood to be both a critical reflection of a status quo and its history, as well as the potential establishment of forms of active intervention through design and planning. The book revolves around the subjects of contemporary architecture, its problems and its symptoms, implicitly disputing the consistent question 'What is to be done?' and implies through its title, and a narrative that is intrinsic of our contemporary liberal society, that there is a world full of chances and opportunities for the architects of today and tomorrow to seize.
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