Deborah Berke Partners
£34.95 | $49.95
28 x 25 cm | 11 x 10 in
190 ills | 208 pages
Author Deborah Berke
The first comprehensive overview of the firm since Deborah Berke was published in 2008, WORKING focuses on the most recent work of the practice, as manifest in buildings and spaces for work, art, music, and creative endeavours more generally.
WORKING also touches on past projects, such as the Yale School of Art and the Marianne Boesky Gallery. Using as one point of reference Deborah Berke’s book with Steven Harris, Architecture of the Everyday, WORKING goes into detail on Berke’s concerns for the ‘ordinary’ as well as her unique embrace of—and take on—Modernism and Minimalism. With a particular interest in interstitial building and the renovation and restoration of nineteenth and twentieth-century American architecture, the work of the practice occupies a remarkable position given architecture today—Berke’s approach to context, to detail, and to vernacular and industrial buildings all being clear evidence of this.
Along with writing by Deborah Berke herself, the book is also comprised of the insightful photography of Victoria Sambunaris, a longstanding collaborator of Berke’s, and chronicler of the practice’s work. Berke was recently appointed Dean of the School of Architecture at Yale University.