Sternberg Press announce the first volume of Alex Coles’s exploration of expanded studio structures and contemporary praxis, The Transdisciplinary Studio.
We have entered a post-post-studio age, and find ourselves with a new studio model: the transdisciplinary. Artists and designers are now defined not by their discipline but by the fluidity with which their practices move between the fields of architecture, art, and design. This volume delves into four pioneering transdisciplinary studios—Jorge Pardo Sculpture, Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design, Studio Olafur Eliasson, and Åbäke—by observing and interviewing the practitioners and their assistants. A further series of interviews with curators, critics, anthropologists, designers, and artists serves to contextualize the transdisciplinary model now at the fore of creative practice.
Including interviews with Jorge Pardo, Konstantin Grcic, Olafur Eliasson, and Åbäke; and Vito Acconci, Gui Bonsiepe, James Clifford, Dexter Sinister, Martino Gamper, Ryan Gander, Caroline Jones, Ronald Jones, Maria Lind, Alessandro Mendini, Rick Poynor, and Andrea Zittel.
Alex Coles is Professor of Transdisciplinary Studies, School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield
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The Transdisciplinary Studio
12.9 x 19.8 cm, 372 pages, softcover
Book launch with Konstantin
Grcic and Martin Boyce
Sunday, June 17, 2012, 1pm
Art Salon at Art Basel
Messe Basel, Messeplatz
4005 Basel, Switzerland
Book launch with Ryan Gander,
Michael Marriott, and Åbäke
Friday, July 13, 2012, 1pm
The Mall, London
SW1Y 5AH, UK