Blue Universe: Architectural Projects by Christian Reder & Coop Himmelb(L)au
          Review by Ed Hatcher

        • Books like these make me remember why I went into architecture. A photographic lesson about the power that light and form can have in architecture, Gerald Zugmann pulls the architectural process from the model shop into the gallery. The visual impact of the photographs are so masterfully crafted that you can feel the process and the energy that went into them. It's also nice that in the age of computer dominated graphics, that nothing can even remotely come close to matching the imbued beauty of the purity and rawness that combine in these physical models. The sparse text from Coop Himmelb(l)au sets the images in the correct context, but it made me want to see more process images leading to the final photo. Overall however, it is a great book to get inspired from, and remember how to dream.

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