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Ordinary and Extraordinary : Brooks + Scarpa - by Tibby Rothman (Paperback)
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Ordinary and Extraordinary tells the story of thecelebrated Los Angeles-based architecture and designpractice Brooks + Scarpa, recipients of the Cooper-HewittNational Design Award.Working across disciplines including landscape architecture, planningand environmental design, as well as furniture, graphic and interiordesign, Brooks + Scarpa employs a rigorous research process andtechnological prowess to produce iconic buildings that surprise anddelight in their ability to enrich the cultural fabric of our cities.Equally dynamic and accessible is Ordinary and Extraordinary,which charts Brooks + Scarpa’s history to date, methodology andworking philosophy through a selection of highlighted projects thatcome to life through a narrative concerning the practice, penned byex-journalist and Wallpaper* contributor Tibby Rothman. Ordinaryand Extraordinary takes its readers on a journey from Brooks +Scarpa’s origins in 1991 as Pugh + Scarpa to its current leadershipunder Angela Brooks and Lawrence Scarpa, who together steer the25-person team from one successful project to the next, emphasisinga collaborative and client-led approach that is further lauded for itssustainability-savvy design approach.Their work ranges from high-density housing in Chengdu, China, toDowntown Los Angeles boutiques like Aesop’s cardboard-coatedinteriors; it spans the iconic, Corten-clad facades of the AdamAronson Fine Arts Center at Laumeier Sculpture Park near St Louis,Missouri, and the futuristic canopy roof of the Contemporary ArtMuseum in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ordinary and Extraordinarymeditates upon the artistry defining Brooks + Scarpa’s uniquepractice in a format equally engaging as an object and a book.
Number of Pages: 192.0
Author: Tibby Rothman
Street Date: May 29, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-60-3075