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MORPHOSIS
Thom Mayne and Val K. Warke

Phaidon Press, 2003
Softcover
283 pages
350 colour, 50 line drawings.
ISBN: 0714846252

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This monograph is the first to document all of the built work by Morphosis, a Los Angeles-based practice headed by Thom Mayne and one of the most influential architecture firms of the past twenty years. Morphosis's unconventional geometries, beautifully executed, sculptural models, and complex, computer generated drawings helped to usher in a new era of architectural experimentation in the early 1980s. This book is comprised of bold, documentary-style colour photographs of thirty-five completed buildings presented in an almost cinematic layout, and publishes for the first time together all of Morphosis's completed work, from the early residential and restaurant projects in Los Angeles to the most recent large-scale work beyond California and the United States - in Canada, Taiwan, Korea, Japan and Austria.

Thom Mayne founded Morphosis in 1972 in partnership with Michael Rotondi, who now has his own firm. Over the past twenty years, Mayne's academic posts have included teaching positions at Columbia University, the Berlage Institute in the Netherlands and the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, among other institutions.

 

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