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Stones Against Diamonds

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Author: Lina Bo Bardi
  • Series: Architecture Words (Book 12)
  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: AA Publications (September 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907896201
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907896200
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.5 x 7 inches

Lina Bo Bardi (1914–1992) was a prolific architect, designer and thinker, whose work, absorbing her native Italy and then after 1946 her adopted home-land, Brazil, spans across architecture, furniture, stage and costume design, urban planning, curatorial work, teaching and writing.

This collection of essays is the first-ever English anthology of her of writings. It includes texts written when she was still living in Italy as well as later contributions to a number of Brazilian newspapers, journals and magazines. An acute critic and a creative thinker, Bo Bardi proposes a series of new parameters for design thinking and practice, such as the notions of ‘historical present’, ‘roughness’ and ‘tolerance to imperfection’. Presented collectively, her texts present a wealth of inspirational thoughts articulated in a refreshingly simple, straightforward fashion.

Introduction by Silvana Rubino


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The Architectural Association publishes titles that explore developments in architecture, engineering, landscape and urbanism, as well as the fields that touch on them — philosophy, history, art and photography. Founded as a means of examining influential contemporary projects and opening up ideas to debate, AA Publications has a long tradition of publishing architects, artists and theorists early in their careers. Approximately eight to ten titles are published each year plus two issues of the journal AA Files. 

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