The second volume of polytektonDesign, originally published in 2010, is now available online. It’s an A4 format black-and-white paperback chronicling polytekton’s designs between 1990 and 1997, covering the years of graduate studies at the University of Florida toward an MArch (1991) and the Princeton years (1992-1994), followed by three years of teaching design studios and history/theory seminars at Iowa State University. Numerous illustrations and photographs. More info about the book can be found below. Continue reading “polytektonDesign 1990-1997 Now Available”
The first volume of polytektonDesign, originally published in 2010, will be available soon online. It’s an A4 format black-and-white paperback chronicling my designs between 1978 and 1989, covering the formative years and the Bachelor of Design degree with a focus on architecture from the University of Florida. Numerous illustrations and photographs. More info about the book can be found below. Continue reading “polytektonDesign 1978-1989 Now Available”
Museyrooms: Intersections of People and Art in Museums is a collection of color photographs taken by polytekton, aka Mikesch Muecke, that document the surprising resonance between animate and inanimate art in museums around the world. Continue reading “Museyrooms”
A picture book about a 2013 summer vacation in Germany, Switzerland, France, and Great Britain. In Germany the authors/photographers visited the Hanseatic town of Lemgo (near Hannover). In Switzerland they explored Stein (Aargau) and La Chaux-de-Fonds. In France they visited several small towns that are part of the Plus-Beaux-Village circuit, and in the United Kingdom the authors traveled through the south of England, tracing a large circle around London, through small towns and the picturesque landscape, with overnight stays in B&Bs, and visits to National Trust properties (manor houses, gardens) but also cathedrals and country churches, for good reason: the travelers were two couples; a designer and a musician, a musician and an architect.
When taken literally, a translation of the word ‘photograph’ means ‘written light’. In this book Mikesch Muecke offers the reader/viewer a collection of ‘textual illumination’ divided into categories. The accompanying short short-stories—in some cases no more than a few words—are literary counter weights to the visual text.