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David Adjaye: Form, Heft, Material

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'While successful as a comprehensive mid-career survey of a still-young architect, Making Place does something even more impressive: It opens up new ways of thinking about architecture itself' - Wall Street Journal

Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye at Art Institute of Chicago

David Adjaye (b. 1966) is rapidly emerging as a major international figure in architecture and design. He has a portfolio of important civic architecture, public buildings, and urban planning commissions spanning Europe, the United States, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. His project, the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. is due to open in September 2016.

The publication of this compendium of work and essays coincides with a mid-career survey of his work (Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye) at the Haus der Kunsthe and the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015. The book includes an essay by Adjaye on his current and future work; essays by architectural scholars on Adjaye's urban planning, architecture, monuments and memorials, and, finally, the forthcoming museum in D.C. Details of Adjaye’s work thread throughout this comprehensive volume.

Winner in the 2016 American Alliance of Museums' Publications Design Competition.

  • Author: Okwui Enwezor and Zoë Ryan in consultation with Peter Allison
  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Date published: February 2015
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery
  • ISBN: 978-0300207750
  • Product Dimensions: 24.9 x 18 x 2.5 cm

'While successful as a comprehensive mid-career survey of a still-young architect, Making Place does something even more impressive: It opens up new ways of thinking about architecture itself' - Wall Street Journal

'a richly drawn portrait of the 48-year-old Adjaye, whose commissions on four continents range from tough, inward-turning houses for London artists to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture' - Chicago Tribune

'the largest comprehensive survey of the work of the OBE-awarded British architect on the rise' -New York Times

'the first comprehensive museum survey devoted to Adjaye, this exhibition offers an in-depth overview of the architect’s distinct approach and visual language' - Archdaily