In The Thick Of Things by Vincen CornuIn The Thick Of Things by Vincen Cornu

In The Thick Of Things

byVincen Cornu

Paperback | October 15, 2012

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Vincen Cornu, a Paris-based architect, attempts to ‘translate’ architectural sensation into words and images, in order to convey the inspirations behind his work and the ways in which buildings, and the spaces they create, can offer journeys of imaginative discovery. He takes the reader back to early theories of architecture, through topics as diverse as skyscrapers, railway tracks, grain barns in northern Spain and the works of previous and contemporary architectural masters. The text works alongside numerous full-color drawings and architectural plans by the author himself, creating a glimpse into how architecture is still meaningful to us in the present day.
Vincen Cornu is an architect, born in Poitou. He has completed projects of various scales and types including schools, museums, houses, collective housing, urban projects, and furniture. He is the designer of more than forty museum exhibitions, including for shows by Cézanne, Corot, Delacroix, Matisse, Monet, Munch, Picasso, Poussin, S...
Title:In The Thick Of ThingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.5 × 5.9 × 0.3 inPublished:October 15, 2012Publisher:Sylph EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0955889677

ISBN - 13:9780955889677

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Table of Contents


1. Taking Place
2. Mensura, the act of measuring
3. Siza, Pessoa
4. The Vitruvian triangle
5. In the thick of things
6. Vernacular
7. Railway tracks
8. Mosaics
9. Views from the window
10. Schwitters, Scharoun
11. Kahn, Barragàn, and the planted clearing
12. Observatories


Editorial Reviews

"Cornu carries gesture into architectural place, into drawing: “When I draw, I do so as much to grasp what already exists as to imagine what might be one day.” There is a perception of time passing, of resonance, uniting what is near with what is far, 'times past, present, and yet to come.'"