|Author:||Tom Ross - Michael Roper - Stuart Geddes|
Among Buildings encourages readers to imagine afresh the buildings around us. A collaboration between photographer Tom Ross, architect and poet Michael Roper, and graphic designer Stuart Geddes, it reflects on 26 examples of significant Melbourne architecture through photography and poetry.
Exploiting the productive tension between the written word and the photographic image, the book draws upon aspects of place, myth, history, and personal experience in an open-ended exploration of some of Australia’s most iconic works of architecture, including Robin Boyd’s Featherston House, the Griffins’ Capitol Theatre, Yuncken Freeman’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl and many others. The publication makes no attempt to present a complete picture of the subject buildings, rather it presents a series of open-ended, personal reflections – fragments in a kaleidoscope of possible imaginings.
Presented in an unusual loose-leaf format within a handsome slipcase, the book demands exploration. Readers enjoy a literally unfolding journey through architecture, with each building represented on its own fold-up/fold-out B2 or B3 format section.
The book includes an introductory section by architect, artist and poet Alex Selenitsch, printed on Risograph by Geddes himself.
A unique approach to architectural representation and publication, Among Buildings is being released in a limited edition of 250 copies.