×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Blue Monday: Stories of Absurd Realities and Natural Philosophies
     

Blue Monday: Stories of Absurd Realities and Natural Philosophies

by Robert Sumrell, Kazys Varnelis
 

AUDC's first book captures three moments in modern culture that offer glimpses into our increasingly perverse relationship to architecture, cities, and objects. The first, Ether, explores Los Angeles telecom hotel "One Wilshire," a 39 story building of utter banality and complete mystery. The second, the Stimulus Progression, looks at the strange story of the Muzak

Overview

AUDC's first book captures three moments in modern culture that offer glimpses into our increasingly perverse relationship to architecture, cities, and objects. The first, Ether, explores Los Angeles telecom hotel "One Wilshire," a 39 story building of utter banality and complete mystery. The second, the Stimulus Progression, looks at the strange story of the Muzak Corporation and the invention of a culture of horizontality. The third, Quartzsite, Arizona, visits a desert town of some 3,000 people in the summer that swells to over a million residents every year as a horde of modern nomads descends upon it in their Recreational Vehicles. AUDC [Robert Sumrell and Kazys Varnelis] explores the strange reality around us in a lively mix of philosophy, photography, architectural drawings and models, and new media.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788496540538
Publisher:
Actar
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews