Skip navigation

Spatial codices: On architecture book design

Spatial codices: On architecture book design

Aling, Michael (2016) Spatial codices: On architecture book design. In: RIBA Research Matters 2016, 29th April 2016, Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD. (Submitted)

PDF (Preprint)
15438_Aling_Spatial codices (submitted version) 2016.pdf - Submitted Version

Download (154kB) | Preview


There is a considerable body of research canonizing the history and development of the architectural book, particularly between the mid-sixteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, with OMA/Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau’s 1995 S,M,L,XL as an appendix. The majority of this research has focused on books authored by architects and architectural theorists, excluding many significant works that have inspired architecture book production from outside the immediate field. There is also an emphasis on book content over book design, and the future of the architecture book is left unexplored – book futures speculation seemingly the business of media theorists alone.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Architecture Books, Artists’ Books, Book Futures, Ergodic Literatures
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Architecture & Landscape
Related URLs:
Last Modified: 18 May 2019 19:54
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics