Book design of upcoming «Loft P – Tracing the Architecture of the Loft Book» by smog studio, Per-Johan Dahl, Caroline Dahl.
In «Loft P» Per-Johan and Caroline Dahl draw from their research and practice in architecture and urbanism to extract the spatial typology of the loft. Departuring from the synchronized celebration and critique of Modernism, which spurred the emergence of loft architecture in Lower Manhattan during the 1950s and ’60s, the book deploys the design and construction of «Loft P» in Malmo, Sweden, to extrapolate the architectural significance of the loft. The loft became a real estate success in the 1970s that spread beyond New York City, yet, however, often lacking a critical approach to architectural design. By recognizing the historical and theoretical premises of the loft, this book establishes a body of knowledge useful for various fields and practices when engaging the spatial attributes of the loft in contemporary discourse.
This record includes two portraits and three still lifes, musically interpreted, written & composed by Balduin on Harpsichord in 2012. All compositions are written in C major/minor. The tuning of the Harpsichord was set to 415 Hz, instead of the common 440 Hz. Additional information here.
The book presents a selection of the very best music-related design and illustration being done today: concert posters, album covers, band logos and other work. Included are several interviews with renowned artists – including Rudy VanderLans, Jorge Alderete, Rian Hughes, Invisible Creature and Martin Andersen – about their work and their relationship to music.
The theme is complemented by the inclusion of a free music CD with 12 tracks by artists featured in the book.
Text in English, French, German, Spanish, 320 Pages 17 x 22.5 cm , Softcover with 1 Music CD, ISBN# 978-90-5768-157-8, Agile Rabbit Editions, The Pepin Press.