From the publisher: Treatise presents a collection of individually authored books by fourteen emerging design offices that considers the architectural treatise as a site for theoretical inquiry, experimentation, and debate. Organized by Jimenez Lai and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, this publication project and accompanying exhibition provide a dynamic space for young designers to re-write the boundaries of conceptual architecture.
The treatise is comprised of drawings and quick observations that offer a catalog of written and visual explanations on deceptive optics. The book served as a collection of Norman Kelley’s drawings from 2012-2015, as well as an attempt to transcribe a visual vocabulary for a wider audience. Foreword is written by Jaffer Kolb.
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Graham Foundaton for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Mia Khimm, Ellen Alderman
Thomas Kelley, Carrie Norman