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Communicating Vessels - Neil Spiller

A book of drawings that explores the surreal impact of advanced technology on the architecture of the house and garden

Communicating Vessels - Neil Spiller

A book of drawings that explores the surreal impact of advanced technology on the architecture of the house and garden

pledged of £20,000pledged of £20,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 21 2018 10:24 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 28, 2018

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About

COMMUNICATING VESSELS - NEIL SPILLER

Introduction: Mark Morris

Neil Spiller’s work seeks to find new ways of describing, composing and representing architecture in the digital age. Communicating Vessels is a self-instigated, drawn and written theoretical design project, initiated in 1998, and developed over the following twenty years. The bulk of the project is positioned on an island in Britain’s smallest town, Fordwich, just outside Canterbury in Kent. This is not a traditional architectural site; it is more a psycho-geographical location that holds for the author memories of childhood. Designed by Vaughan Oliver, this book is also an exploration of the graphic and spatial possibilities suggested when architecture meets Surrealism in the technologically enhanced twenty-first century.

Neil Spiller was until recently Hawksmoor Chair of Architecture and Landscape and Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Greenwich in London. His architectural drawings have been published and exhibited on numerous occasions worldwide. 

 Mark Morris is Head of Teaching and Learning at the Architectural Association in London. He previously taught architectural theory and design at Cornell University, and is the author of two books: Models: Architecture and the Miniature and Automatic Architecture.  

 Vaughan Oliver is most noted for his work with graphic design studios 23 Envelope and v23, where he created distinctive visual identities for record releases by many bands, including Mojave 3, Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, This Mortal Coil and Pixies.

Unique Selling Points: 

1 Sumptuously illustrated with Spiller’s works including a plethora of new, unpublished and beautiful drawings in what will be the only monograph available on his work.

2 Highly timely and beautifully printed, designed by the internationally renowned Graphic designer Vaughan Oliver.

3 A lengthy graphic architectural rumination on the future of architecture and the impact of advanced technology on architectural design in the near future. 

  4 Global in its market  

 5 A Surreal feast of architectural drawing and narrative that connects to the history of surrealism and the history of the architectural and graphic design avant-garde

Constituencies of readers: Architects, Landscape Architects, Architectural Historians and Theorists, Urban Designers, Art Historians, those involved with Creative Practices and Digital Arts generally including Artists, Film makers and Graphic Designers- and their students. Interested lay people who have interests in Surrealism, Architecture, Interactive Digital Arts and the effects of advanced technology on buildings, cities and individuals.

Publication date:1 sept 2019 

Hardcover with acetate wrapper 29 x 29 cm, 11 ¾ x 11 ¾ inches, 180pp approx. 250 drawings and colour images £95.00 | $125.00 ISBN: 978-1-911422-16-7

Risks and challenges

The book will be published by award winning Circa Press
All text and images have been created.
Vaughan Oliver has produced a BLAD (book Layout and Design)
The book needs to be fully graphic designed and printed.
There are no risks involved- when complete it will be a prize winning book.

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