Sofi Zezmer, Re-use by Sofi Zezmer. Published by the Mike Weis Gallery in September, Sofi Zezmer's talent for turning household appliances and medical supplies into a fusion of NURBS and Jeff Koons is unparralelled bar-none.
Barcelona City in Space by Luker Grand. Photographed by Tobias Madorin. Printed in 2004, the book reads like a retro-active city-guide for Barcelona circa 1964. What you discover inside is that in the face of dictatorship and economic isolation, Barcelona's architects put up some damn fine cinemas and entrance halls. Beautifully photographed and described here in three languages.
Maya 6 Killer Tips by Eric Hanson et. al. Published in August just before second-year graduate classes in Advanced CAD began, this one was aptly titled.
The Dutch Embassy in Berlin by OMA by Rem Koolhaas with photographs by Candida Hofer. Because as Aaron Betsky once said, this building really does have a cum-shot and Candida Hofer photographed it well.
Transmaterial Edited by Blaine Brownell | nbbj. Whether you read this as a book, a PDF and email or a website, you have to admit, Blaine Brownwell knew what was going on in 2004.
Lunar New Year would be a more accurate term rather than Chinese New Year as the new year is determined by the lunar cycle and is celebrated by many other people in different ways. For example, Koreans celebrate the new year at this time of the year in ways very different to the Chinese.