Monacelli Press. The former water stop has become a mecca for artists, and design aficionados drawn to the creative enclave, art pilgrims, the permanent installations called “among the largest and most beautiful in the world, ” and the austerely beautiful high-desert landscape. Here, conceptual artist michael phelan lives in a former Texaco service station with battery acid stains on the concrete floor and a twenty-foot dining table lining one wall.
Marfa Modern: Artistic Interiors of the West Texas High Desert - Another artist uses the many rooms of her house, a former jail, to shift between different mediums—with Judd’s Fort D. Twenty-one houses in and around Marfa, Texas, provide a glimpse at creative life and design in one of the art world’s most intriguing destinations. A. In keeping with judd’s site-specific intentions, those who call Marfa home have made a choice to live in concert with their untamed, open surroundings.
Russell works always visible from her second-story sun porch. When donald judd began his Marfa project in the early 1970s, it was regarded as an idiosyncratic quest.
Texas Made/Texas Modern: The House and the LandThe Monacelli Press - Their approach is seen today in the work of Lake/Flato Architects and a new generation of designers who have emerged from that distinguished firm and continue to elegantly merge modernism with the vocabulary of the Texas ranching heritage. Twenty houses are included from across the state, with examples in major urban centers like Dallas and Austin and in suburban and rural areas, including a number in the evocative Hill Country.
The juxtaposition of the sleek European forms with a gritty Texas spirit generated a unique brand of modernism that is very basic to the culture of the state today. Its roots are in the early Texas pioneer houses, whose long, low profiles express an efficiency that is basic to the modern idiom. This texas-centric style is focused on the relationship of the house to the site, the materials it is made of--most often local stone and wood--and the way the building functions in the harsh Texas climate.
Texas Made/Texas Modern: The House and the Land - Dallas architect David R. Williams was the first to combine modernism with texas regionalism in the 1930s, and his legacy was sustained by his protégé O'Neil Ford, who practiced in San Antonio from the late 1930s until his death in the mid 1970s. A compelling survey of texas houses that draw both on the heritage of pioneer ranches and on the twentieth-century design principles of modernism.
Helen thompson and casey dunn, the writer/photographer team that produced the exceptionally successful Marfa Modern, join forces again to investigate Texas modernism.
Texas Modern: Redefining Houses in the Lone Star StateImages Publishing Dist Ac - The exquisite kitchens, and other delightful spaces, including a private yoga studio, glorious living spaces, sumptuous bedrooms, spectacular outdoor entertaining areas, luxurious bathrooms, will have you seriously reconsidering any notion of architectural convention across this larger-than-life and totally unique American state.
. Set out with beautiful full-color photography and laden with intricate plans and drawings, Texas Modern delves into the finer details of trending architectural styles. Showcases contemporary residential architecture and design across the state of texas, put aside those cattle ropin' preconceptions and make way for Texas Modern, informative descriptions and detailed floor plans• Contextualizes with an introduction by an acclaimed expert on the profound influences of key architecture and design practitioners and the topic of building in variable environments throughout TexasForget the Texas you thought you once knew, by renowned America-based architects and designers• Augments Images Publishing's particularly large range of successful books on contemporary residential architecture and design• Features stunning full-color photography throughout, a close look into the Lone Star State's innovative contemporary architecture and design scenes.
Texas Modern: Redefining Houses in the Lone Star State - Showcasing a stunning range of modern homes, this book will inspire best-design practice and spur on lifestyle dreams.
Chinati: The Vision of Donald JuddYale University Press - This handsome publication is the first comprehensive presentation of the Chinati Foundation’s collection in more than twenty years. The chinati foundation is widely considered one of the world’s most important destinations for experiencing large-scale contemporary art. The book describes how judd developed his ideas of the role of art and museums from the early 1960s onward, culminating in the creation of Chinati and including its two predecessors—his buildings in New York and his residence in Marfa.
Chinati is located on 340 acres of desert on the site of former Fort D. A. Russell in Marfa, Texas. Construction and installation at the site began in 1979 with help from the Dia Art Foundation, and it was opened to the public in 1986. His installations at marfa include 15 outdoor works in concrete and 100 aluminum pieces housed in two carefully renovated artillery sheds.
Chinati: The Vision of Donald Judd - The individual installations at chinati are presented in chronological order with stunning photography; these include work by John Chamberlain, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen, Richard Long, Dan Flavin, Carl Andre, David Rabinowitch, Roni Horn, Ilya Kabakov, as well as Judd himself. The book also features writings by Judd relating to Chinati and Marfa, and a complete catalogue of the collection.
It was founded by donald judd 1928–1994, whose specific ambition was to preserve and present a select number of permanent installations that were inextricably linked to the surrounding landscape.
Marfa and the Mystique of Far West TexasUniversity of Louisiana - It starts with confusion about the name and where it s located, eventually followed by puzzlement over the altitude 4685 feet and climate comfortable in August. From the introduction:what is it about Marfa, Texas? More and more visitors are arriving and the amount of press for such a small, remote town is astonishing.
Its allure is elusive. Some of the subjects included in the book are: high desert landscapes, iconic local landmarks such as the Chinati Foundation, indigenous flora, performers, local residents, art installations, El Cosmico and the McDonald Observatory. My goal as a photographer is to reveal a bit of that mystique.
Marfa and the Mystique of Far West Texas - Try describing Marfa to anyone who has never been there.
Marfa: The Transformation of a West Texas TownUniversity of Texas Press - As kathleen shafer delves into the town’s early history, the expansion of arts programming, she unlocks the complex interplay between the particularities of the place, the impact of Donald Judd, the textures of local culture and tradition, and the increase in tourism, the forces of commerce and growth, and the transformative role of artists and creative work.
Bookending her story between two iconic artworks—the whimsical Prada Marfa and the crass Playboy Marfa—Shafer illuminates the shifting cultural landscape of Marfa, showing why this place has become a mecca for so many and how the influx of newcomers has transformed its character. A small town in the vast desert of west Texas, film and music festivals, Marfa attracts visitors from around the world to its art foundations and galleries, and design and architecture symposiums.
Marfa: The Transformation of a West Texas Town - They remember when ranching and the military formed the basis of the town’s economy, even as they acknowledge that tourist dollars are now essential to Marfa’s sustainabilityMarfa tells an engaging story of how this isolated place became a beacon in the art world, like the famous Marfa Lights that draw curious spectators into the West Texas night.
While newcomers sometimes see it as “another santa fe, ” long-time residents often take a bemused, even disapproving attitude toward the changes that Marfa has undergone since artist Donald Judd came to town in the 1970s and began creating spaces for his own and other artists’ work.
This is Home: The Art of Simple LivingHardie Grant - How to introduce decorative elements that make for authentic interiors. Surrounding spaces: key ideas to consider when creating your place in relation to its environment - from the surrounding landscape to local community. Maintaining the focus: Ways to evolve what's important for you and keep focussed on your aesthetic and lifestyle.
Happy renewal: How to keep your home fresh without exhausting or expensive overhauls. Rest and revive: how our homes can function as a place to rest our bodies, rejoice in our relationships and restore our values. Going beyond the usual suspects can help you to create a home that's distinctively yours. The poetry of space: Successful spaces are all about addition and subtraction, positive and negative.
This is Home: The Art of Simple Living - It's about living simply – finding the essence of what makes you happy at home and creating spaces that reflect your needs and style. This is home is a back-to-basics guide on how to create authentic wholehearted interiors. This is home provides examples and case studies of places with a global and timeless feel that haven't always been renovated in the traditional sense but are true homes.
Featuring eight case studies from australia, this is Home will inspire you with beautiful, and nearly 200 color photographs, the US and Europe, authentic places you want to be – today. Chapters include:the big picture: how to determine your decorating personality, and what's authentic for you.
Living in the Desert: Stunning Desert Homes and HousesPhaidon Press - A carefully curated and beautifully photographed selection of 50 architect-designed houses that reflects contemporary concerns about the unique challenges presented by life in the desert's sensitive environmentThe desert provides a sense of mystery and rugged beauty that attracts architects, vacationers, home owners, and anyone looking for an escape within its arid climate.
This book showcases 50 works of residential architecture from across the last few decades, Asia, each with a unique connection to the desert in which it's situated from the US, Europe, Australia and beyond. Each building, designed by established and well-known contemporary stars as well as emerging architects, includes a short text and several exterior and interior images of its structure and surroundings.
Living in the Desert: Stunning Desert Homes and Houses - From the publisher of Living on Water, Elemental Living and California Captured.
Interior Portraits: At Home With Cultural Pioneers and Creative MavericksRizzoli - Williamson’s distinctive, often handcrafted interiors combined with personal, compelling texts create intimate, warm photography of charming, revealing portraits of the homes of design and lifestyle trailblazers. Acclaimed photographer, author, and Bay Area native Leslie Williamson returns to her roots with a tribute to the most fertile soil for creativity: California.
Following her ultra-successful handcrafted Modern and Modern Originals, Leslie Williamson is back with an original and compelling take on California’s pioneering cultural and creative forces. Featured homes include fashion designer christina kim’s airy loft in downtown Los Angeles; chef Alice Waters’s book-lined Craftsman bungalow in Berkeley; and artist Alma Allen’s studio and home in the desert, filled with his finished and in-progress biomorphic wood and bronze sculptures.
Interior Portraits: At Home With Cultural Pioneers and Creative Mavericks - Powerfully personal and deeply authentic, this beautiful book will appeal not only to lovers of bohemian architecture but also to anyone who feels the pull of the West Coast lifestyle. Showcasing thirteen unique homes from the rugged coast of Big Sur to the sunlight-filled modernist structures of Los Angeles and San Diego, this book is a journey through the very best that California design has to offer.
Studio Joy WorksPrinceton Architectural Press - The projects in this book are further contextualized with an essay by Joy and spectacular photographs. This follow-up, studio joy works, including houses in vermont and california, his first public project, a train station in Princeton, New Jersey, marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of his firm's founding and continues the careful documentation of the growing body of his important work, and residences abroad in Mexico and Turks and Caicos.
Rick joy's reputation as one of the country's most gifted designers, whose mining of materials and site create transcendent, was established in his first book, even poetic buildings, Desert Works.
Home: The Best of The New York Times Home Section: The Way We Live NowRizzoli - Homeowners, and architects alike will find ideas and inspiration in this diverse collection of homes, designers, each appealing in its own way. Reflecting the latest and most inventive ideas in home design, resourcefulness, and experimentation of today’s architects, the projects express the optimism, designers, and homeowners.
. Included in the book are rustic houses that promote a return to the basics; cottages and cabins that connect with their picturesque and often remote surroundings; small apartments and studios that make creative use of compact spaces; repurposed spaces that offer unique living quarters for the innovative resident; and numerous other house types that demonstrate the many ways we live today.
Home: The Best of The New York Times Home Section: The Way We Live Now - Appealing and innovative houses that show creativity, ingenuity, and design savvy for all homeowners today. With striking photographs and compelling stories from its vast home-design archive, rural or urban, the editors of the New York Times’s beloved Home section offer a look at how contemporary homeowners make the most of their living spaces—whether small or stately, historic or cutting-edge—and do it with style.
Unique and inviting, these homes are exemplary studies of living at its most seductive and most creative.