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    Preferred Publication Format?

    bryan boyer Nov 29 '04 27

    At RISD it was Frame Magazine that held the most coveted position in studio. Here it seems to be El Croquis that I find on people's desks more often than any other. The almost empty shelf of back issues in the library would support this theory. Do schools have preferred publications? What's yours?

     

     
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    • plainjane
      Nov 29, 04 6:56 pm

      Frame has some good stuff in it - but the graphic is screaming - gives me a headache
      El Croquis is really cool - i also like Arhictecture Review
      At SVA people aren't all that cool - they like Architecture Record...
      And the professors there likes Interior Design - I personally think it sucks.

      dillup.
      Nov 29, 04 10:49 pm

      i dont't know if we necessarily have a staple here... a&u and el croquis are heavyweights, of course. i like a&u, but most of the time they are a bit heavy on the (beautiful) pictures and renderings.

      my personal favorite is also el croquis. its clean, no frills, but i love the essays and interviews that accompany plans and renderings.

      quaderns can be interesting, but it's inconsistent, hit or miss.

      are any schools getting into 306090? i've just started looking at that.

      and the harvard design mag. is pretty interesting too (isn't that a staple there..?!)

      bryan boyer
      Nov 29, 04 10:59 pm

      dillup- I guess I was talking about pubs which feature projects more than essays and theoretical pieces which all of the issues of HDM I've seen lean towards. Though you reminded me that I particularly enjoy Praxis.

      Mason White
      Nov 30, 04 12:08 am

      adbusters, detail, el croquis and arch review tend to clog my shelves.

      Ludwig
      Nov 30, 04 9:22 am

      yeah, but you are now talking about individual tastes. Back to school popularity, I've only noticed the popularity of one book, not a journal. The silver Bible smlxl used to be on a lot of studio tables in the AA, at least 3 years ago.

      bigness
      Nov 30, 04 9:59 am

      the met doesn't have magazines! you have to go all the way to the uni library to find them! scandal! apart from a few copies of AJ (uk industry magazine) in the cafffetteria, which you can always take to the toilets for a bit of time with yourself:)

      i guess that for the last year or so everybody in london is been reading Icon, it kicks ass!

      el croquis encourages fetish... what does el croquis mean anyway?

      dillup.
      Nov 30, 04 10:49 am

      "the sketch" i am told.

      i agree - detail is great. our school just got it... even some english translation... for the those who speak only 'defekter deutch'

      Ludwig
      Nov 30, 04 2:14 pm

      Croquis does mean Sketch. It could also mean drafting paper in some cases.

      rutger
      Nov 30, 04 3:34 pm

      Some magazines I like, mainly for their unpredictable choise of projects/architects:

      (Italy)
      l'Arca
      Domus
      Area

      (France)
      Technique&Architeture

      (Europe)
      A10

      dillup.
      Nov 30, 04 3:34 pm

      i remember when i walked through princeton for their open house, every single desk had on it a copy of smlxl, and / or mutations

      jetcetera
      Nov 30, 04 5:14 pm

      El Croqius
      Surface
      The Economist (!)

      jreeves
      Nov 30, 04 6:57 pm

      detail. it's available in an english version now.
      Harper's
      The Believer
      Cooks Illustrated
      Art Forum
      Shots
      Cabinet
      The Massive Change book/catalog by Bruce Mau may soon overtake the SMLXL chatter.

      Israel Kandarian
      Nov 30, 04 10:52 pm

      frame
      complex
      refill
      arkitip
      brutus
      casa brutus
      a+u
      el croquis
      detail

      Javier ArbonaJavier Arbona
      Nov 30, 04 11:44 pm

      archis
      praxis
      domus
      l'architecture d'aujourd hui (it was big in the 90's)
      pamphlet architecture (some personal favorites: Lars Lerup, LTL, icebergproject, gravity, sorkin, american house types)
      a+u
      av (arquitectura viva)
      arq
      l'arca
      also on my shelf: gastronomica, the journal of food and culture (highly, highly recommended), mother jones
      not on my shelf and never will be, but this used to be some of my former prof's favorite vanity item: visionaire

      bryan boyer
      Nov 30, 04 11:53 pm

      dillup- smlxl is a popular book here also, I think that may be a pervasive fav.

      javier- What about cooks illustrated? It's one of my favorite food magazines because they're so damned thorough with the research. There's also a good food magazine entitled Eat from Japan that covers eating culture more than recipes and such, but the content and design are worth a look if you can track it down.

      MADianito
      Dec 1, 04 7:22 am

      CROQUIS means SKETCH by far...has no other meanings...

      DRAFT PAPER is CROQUERA...

      and the most common 'magazine' in my program this semester was CONTENT (Rem says is a Magazine, no??)

      Javier ArbonaJavier Arbona
      Dec 1, 04 9:22 am

      bryan - i used to subscribe to cooks illustrated but wasn't finding time to read it... i agree that they are monastic in their research dedication. gastronomica (www.gastronomica.org) is all essays and it is superbly illustrated. they have several disciplines (art history, anthropology, designers) represented inside. the subscription was one of the best presents i got all year.
      i also admire: wet

      David Cuthbert
      Dec 1, 04 10:49 am

      When I was in school it was Detail (dutch/german version)

      aml
      Dec 1, 04 11:43 am

      about 2 years ago a student at the gsd ran for some sort of elected student representative post with a photo of himself with the smlxl as the bible and a t-square as the stick [?] a la moses. it was done in a nice self mocking way.

      mags: whatever i can find. the school does not suscribe to any mags at all. i scrounge the web but only have 2 subscriptions: metropolis because it's the only one i can a fford and a great prize considering content, and harvard design magazine because it's a free perk.

      lola
      Dec 1, 04 11:56 am

      at the GSD circa 1999... it was:
      TOPOS (a personal fav also)
      EL CROQUIS (esp. mvrdv, moneo, oma)
      QUADERNS

      occasionally:
      BYGGEKUNST
      ASSEMBLAGE
      PERSPECTA

      lola
      Dec 1, 04 11:57 am

      oh and:
      WIRED

      Derek Lindner
      Dec 1, 04 2:33 pm

      Cooks Illustrated
      The Art of Eating
      On Food and Cooking
      (I'm not renewing my subscription to CI; AoE is more opinionated and informative about food and its production; OFC is much more scientifically rigorous. Together they supercede it entirely.)
      Gastronomica

      Wired
      Technology Review

      Praxis
      A+U
      Prophecy

      MADianito
      Dec 1, 04 2:58 pm

      i think we should be looking at other magazines now... magazines that would give u a better understanding of the social moment, and could give u support on the way to act towards projects...

      Financial magazines,
      real estate (sorry if that is not the proper spell) developers reports
      social analyzis magazines
      wired
      even Cosmo maybe (hehehe)
      etc

      i dunno just an idea that came to my mind reading this tonight...

      bests...

      Ludwig
      Dec 1, 04 5:58 pm

      MADianito Croquera sera papel en Mexico

      Ludwig
      Dec 1, 04 5:59 pm

      ooops I meant Croquera must be Draft paper in Mexico.

      archetecton
      Dec 12, 04 11:28 am

      ok, so i just looked up el croquis and the subscription price has got to be wrong. $400 + change for a 5 issue / 12 month subscription?! someone tell me you aren't paying $83 for this!

      futuro
      Jul 29, 05 7:34 pm

      Can anyone help me get some back issues of Casa Brutus from Japan? any help appreciated.. am interested in those with articles on the futuro house.
      Len

      http://www.futurohouse.com

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