From now on the second print of The Public Interior as Idea and Project by artist and designer Mark Pimlott is available for purchase!
First released in 2016 and declared one of the Best books of 2016: Architecture and Design by the Financial Times. Edwin Heathcote, correspondent of the Financial Times reviewed the publication.
"Pimlott's understanding of the interior is broad: everything from the borders of a nation to a garden, a temple, a room, a shopping mall or a city. His categories of interiors - Garden, Palace, Ruin, Shed, Machine and Netwerk - are enough in themselves to proboke and the book is a fascinating and readable study of how the public interior shapes our everyday existence and articulates the nature of the society that builds them." - Edwin Heathcote
The interior is that space that architecture makes, which is at once set apart from the world and in its midst. Regardless of its scale, whether that of a dwelling, a temple, a settlement, a city or a continental territory, the interior is informed and shaped by ideas. These ideas appear in architecture and in the great variety of its interiors that we take to be public: those within which we consider ourselves to be free individuals, and where we see ourselves among others; those within which we are conscious of our place in society and in the world. Public interiors have been designed to affect and condition our consciousness and our behaviour, our relations to others and to authority.
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