Flash Art Volumes: Anti Composition


Over the past forty years, architecture has increasingly grappled with notions of responsibility and irresponsibility. Meanwhile design has been relegated to the realm of the “unnecessary” – a tantalizing visual boast. Design tends to prioritize beauty and evocation, whereas architecture delves into the portrayal and revelation of our darker tendencies, as exemplified by the raw, abrasive forcefulness of Brutalism. Flash Art Volumes: “Anti-Composition” is the first publication dedicated to such new (and forgotten) aesthetics.

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COVERS → ◯ Screenshot from a Zoom call between Michael E. Smith and Luigi Alberto Cippini on March 8, 2024. ◯ Mishima House, Tokyo, March 2024. Photographed by Ko Tsuchiya. Curtesy of Flash Art. ◯ John Winter’s House, London, late 1960s. Courtesy and © C20 Society, from the Roger Emeric Archive. ◯ Armature Globale, Bad Works, 2024. Courtesy of Amrature Globale. ◯ Ari Diamond-Topelson. Reed Donaldson, William Madsen, and Maria Kuraeva photographed in front of SCI-Arc, Los Angeles, March 2024. Photography by Paulo Sutch. Courtesy of Flash Art. ◯ Limited edition of LC14 Tabouret Cabanon by Le Corbusier. Making of. Commissioned by Cassina by Matthieu Blazy for Bottega Veneta. Courtesy of Bottega Veneta.

FEATURES → ◯ Preface from the Editor ◯ Letter from the Guest Editor ◯ Cover Story Harsh Free Jazz. Michael E. Smith in Conversation with Luigi Alberto Cippini ◯ Peter Fischli: Quality by Hugo Bausch Belbachir ◯ Visual Essay Grmln by Anne Imhof ◯ Accidental Composition. Paride Maria Calvia by Clem MacLeod ◯ Bad Works by Armature Globale ◯ Joshua Brinksman: I’m in Cornwall for fucksake by Armature Globale ◯ Cover Story Mishima House: Anti Symphony by Sebastian Clark ◯ Cover Story Winter House: London Gothic by Eliot Haworth ◯ Trial and Error. Wolf dPrix in Conversation with Elias Bouyssy ◯ Hopkins House: Notes on HT Architecture by Achille Filipponi and X_Ref ◯ Bruce Graham Residence: A Matter of Proportion by Marie Stargala and Matthew Rosen ◯ Cover Story Beyond Fashion by Octave Perrault ◯ Cover Story Manufactured Innocence: A Roundtable with TWIST and Students from SCI-Arc. Manga Ngcobo and Sam Harding in Conversation with Ari Diamond-Topelson, Reed Donaldson, William Madsen, and Maria Kuraeva ◯ The Met: Fly Higher. A Conversation between Michael Abel and Nile Greenberg ◯ SCAD Museum of Art: Disrupting the White Cube by Janelle Zara

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