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Morphosis: Vol. 4 (Morphosis; Buildings and Projects) Hardcover – 14 Mar 2006

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About the Author

Thom Mayne is the head of his own firm of 50 employees in Los Angeles, and a professor of architecture at the avant-garde, highly-esteemed SCI-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture) in downtown Los Angeles.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9b8a333c) out of 5 stars 7 reviews
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HASH(0x9b8b3c0c) out of 5 stars Complex but Decipherable 1 Oct. 2007
By Joel Dabrowski - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is more a review of the books about Morphosis than the works of Morphosis. The first monograph is still essential to my library, and is highly accessible and analytical. Unfortunately, the second monograph was almost incomprehensible. I mean, I literally couldn't make out what I was looking at. The third major monograph from Rizzoli was better in this regard, but of course that snapshot of the from at that time showed a lot of promise but little built work -- yet. So this monograph comes along and a whole lot has happened for Morphosis in the meantime. While the graphics are complex still, often overlapping and vignetted, I can make sense of them. Also, it's just great, really an inspiration to not only see work built, but to see it executed so well.

I would always like to see more detail drawings in these monographs, but with a few exceptions, I've just learned to live without them. It's my one criticism of this book really. The analysis is less, um, didactic than the first monograph, but you do get a certain joy out of figuring some things out for yourself. In the end, while the forms of Morphosis are complex and the high-lines-per-square-inch drawings add to that, ultimately, the process, idea and problems are apparent in the work itself. It's cleverly presented and clear in idea if not simple in execution.
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HASH(0x9b818d38) out of 5 stars A Good Buy 15 April 2008
By Ehsaan Mesghali - Published on Amazon.com
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this was a good all around book. Morphosis and Thom Mayne's style of architecture is something every person serious about the study of recent developments in modern architecture should have in their collection, no matter how much you buy his theory and approach. The book is very well done, the content level is definitely worth the purchase. Far too many architecture books these days are nothing more than pictures, this book definetely provides one the best balancing acts I've seen thus far.
By brett - Published on Amazon.com
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Great to see and learn from the earlier works of Morphosis! Great interviews / essays in the beginning and a great book overall!
3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b7a4b04) out of 5 stars Great Book 14 Aug. 2006
By Patrick Fava - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is truly a must have in any architecutal book collection. 400+ color pages, showing recent projects. I have found this book a great reasource for my studies.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b72172c) out of 5 stars The book is good ,but it comes late. 23 Nov. 2013
By gzkfrank - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The book looks fine and clean ,and the package is good , But the package come late , I just got it on Nov.11 th 2013.
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