polytekton designed a book of travels to Netherlands, Germany, France, and Belgium during the summer of 2018. The collection of photographs is now available via Amazon.com. Cover of the book
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. (more…)
The first volume of polytektonDesign, originally published in 2010, was republished in 2017 and is available online now. It's an A4 black-and-white paperback (386 pages) chronicling polytekton's designs between 1978…
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.