Abstraction and Realism: Review of Situated Objects: Buildings and Projects by Stan Allen

Cameron McEwan*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewpeer-review

Abstract

Situated Objects documents drawings, buildings, and projects realized by Stan Allen since 2012. The book focuses on eight small buildings in landscape settings, incorporating houses, studios, and temporary constructions. It is organised into three sections dealing with “Outbuildings,” “Material Histories,” and “New Natures.” Each section opens with concise reflections by Allen on the respective theme and introduces the buildings under that theme. A series of essays by Allen, Jesús Vassallo, and Helen Thomas contextualise the work. The texts and Allen’s drawings are in dialogue with a suite of photographs by Scott Benedict, which are threaded throughout. The book is beautifully crafted; exclusively made up of line drawings and monochrome photographs.
Original languageEnglish
JournalGraz Architecture Magazine (GAM)
Issue number18
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 14 Feb 2022

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Abstraction and Realism: Review of Situated Objects: Buildings and Projects by Stan Allen'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this