L'Architecture Contre-Attaque (Art Press+ Hors-Série Mai 05) [Architecture Counter-Attack Art Press+ Special Issue May 2005]
Paris: Art Press, 2005. Very Good. Item #11509
Paris: Art Press, 2005. Special Issue May 2005. Quarto periodical (28x21x0.5cm); 114pp, including bibliography. Densely illustrated throughout; advertising restricted to inside covers and three final pages. Entirely in French.
Coated periodical-weight covers over lighter coated stock. Minimal paperblock curving, a seeming result of storage conditions, which were exemplary; spine true; no folds or dog-ears. A few polite signs of perusal, but near pristine copy of this uncommon and important issue.
For this hors-série Art Press addressed architecture directly for the first time since 1983, using a deliberately sociological, cultural and global lens in reaction against the Post-Modernism and Counter-Post-Modernism obsessions of 22 years before. It includes articles by Paul Ardenne, Raymond Balau, Frédéric Bonnet, Marie-Ange Brayer, Christophe Catsaros, Marie-Hélène Fabre, Christophe Le Gac, Jérôme Lefèvre, Bernard Marcelis, Catherine Millet, Thibaut de Ruyter, Béatrice Simonot, and Terri Whitehead.