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Domus India Cover

AUGUST 2019 Issue





 
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Editorial
Text by Kaiwan Mehta
26
Books
Courtly compositions
The Mughal Empire from Jahangir to Shah Jahan edited by Ebba Koch and Ali Anooshahr
Text by Aparna Andhare
34
Exhibition
Negative Space: Trajectories of sculpture
Text and photos courtesy ZKM Karlsruhe, Berlin
52
Essay
Et tu, brutalism: of anxious rooms and modernist architecture
Text and photos by Sarover Zaidi and Samprati Pani
62
Exhibition
Weaving histories, weaving metaphors
Connecting Threads
Text and photos courtesy
Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai
76
Landscape
Artificial landscape poetry
Botanical Garden Art Biotop
Tochigi, Japan
Project and photos by Junya Ishigami + Associates
86
Discussion
The era of cities
Interview with Ricky Burdett
Text by Diana Ibáňez López
Photos by Eitan Abramovich,
Pratik Chorge, Frédéric Soltan
94
Urbanism
Haussmann becomes popular
White City, Baku
Baku, Azerbaijan
Text by Eve Blau
Photos by Ilkin Huseynov, Iwan Baan
104
Public art
Graffiti against gentrification
International Public Art Festival
Cape Town, Soth Africa
Text by Neo Madilta
Photos by Melissa Cucci, Yaan Macherez
110
Rassegna
An open-air room
Presented by Giulia Guzzini
Cover Design:
In the body-centered sculpture of the Renaissance and the Gothic period, abstract and concrete, real and virtual notions of space were already mixing. Today’s depictions of space go far beyond the trompe l’oeil techniques of painting. Computers calculate fantastic urban spaces and landscapes, abstract geometric patterns and objects, which can be controlled interactively by viewers via technical interfaces (e.g. sensors, cameras). Spatial illusions are rendered experienceable that are far beyond the effects that the Baroque period could produce. Material, physical spaces and immaterial virtual spaces fuse to such an extent that they are almost indistinguishable, at least optically. The cover features an image of Infinity Room (2015) by Refik Anadol, with sound design by Refik Anadol and Kerim Karaoglu, from the exhibition Negative Space: Trajectories of Sculpture, on display at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany, until 8 August 2019. [Photo: Michelle Mantel] For more details, see page 34
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