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Media representation: I became my own Döppelganger... (2010)

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Mark Pimlott - 31 Oct 10 Media representation can be a bizarre experience, especially for those experiencing it for the first time in some volume. Such is the case for Mark Pimlott, an artist/designer and historian who exhibited in the 2010 Venice Biennial, and worked with celebrity designer Philippe Starck and...

Grand Louvre & I.M. Pei (2007)

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Mark Pimlott - 02 Jun 07 Excerpt from Mark Pimlott’s book, Without and within: Essays on territory and the interior (Episode Publishers: Rotterdam). Grand Louvre, Paris (1989; 1994). Architects: Pei Cobb Freed architects and Planners. I. M. Pei, partner-in-charge and designer. All photos in article: © Mark Pimlott....

Mies van der Rohe (2007)

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Mark Pimlott - 02 Jun 07 Excerpt from Mark Pimlott’s book, Without and within: Essays on territory and the interior (Episode Publishers: Rotterdam). Mies van der Rohe Through a long process that began in 1937 while Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was still in Germany, an architectural commission was secured from Stanley and...

Le Corbusier (2007)

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Mark Pimlott - 01 Jun 07 Excerpt from Mark Pimlott’s book, Without and within: Essays on territory and the interior (Episode Publishers: Rotterdam). On Le Corbusier [...] To the Modernist architect of the 1920s, and to Le Corbusier in particular, the city was dark and unhealthy, pitted with disease, choked with...

Place Ville Marie, Montréal (2007)

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Mark Pimlott - 01 Jun 07 Excerpt from Mark Pimlott’s book, Without and within: Essays on territory and the interior (Episode Publishers: Rotterdam). Place Ville Marie, Montréal The Place Ville Marie project was built by William Zeckendorf, who, by the late 1950s, was noted for his genius at assembling land, with that...

Rockefeller Center & the 1939 World’s Fair (2007)

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Mark Pimlott - 31 May 07 Excerpt from Mark Pimlott’s book, Without and within: Essays on territory and the interior (Episode Publishers: Rotterdam). Tomorrow: Rockefeller Center and the 1939 World’s Fair Through the combination of New Deal initiatives and the private market’s adaptations of them (understanding that many...

Frank Lloyd Wright & Broadacre City (2007)

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Mark Pimlott - 29 May 07 Excerpt from Mark Pimlott’s book, Without and within: Essays on territory and the interior (Episode Publishers: Rotterdam). Frank Lloyd Wright & Broadacre City Launched in the midst of New Deal programmes, Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1958) exposed his approach to the problems of the American...

George Pullman & Pullman, Chicago, Illinois (2007)

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Mark Pimlott - 28 May 07 Excerpt from Mark Pimlott’s book, Without and within: Essays on territory and the interior (Episode Publishers: Rotterdam). George Pullman & Pullman, Chicago, Illinois A Company Town was potentially an environment in which labour and local resources could be completely exploited. Yet, it...

The condition of publicity (and its effects on architecture) (2005)

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Mark Pimlott - 28 Apr 05 The following is a presentation text for a lecture given by Mark Pimlott at the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) in Rotterdam on 8 April. "Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of their communication." — Marshall...

Brad Lochore at Victoria Miro Gallery (1998)

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Mark Pimlott - 18 Mar 98 Catalogue essay for Lochore’s exhibition Still life (18 March - 17 April 1998). Brad Lochore makes paintings. He takes nothing for granted as to what Painting should be. The habitual characterisations of painting as either abstract or representational are simultaneously invoked and challenged...

Michael Craig-Martin at Muzeum Sztuki Łódź, Poland (1994)

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Mark Pimlott - 01 Jan 94 Beginning The walls of a gallery room are painted from floor to ceiling and from edge to edge in a single, intense colour. Set within the resulting overwhelming visual field is an object, an open book with empty pages, at about waist-height. It is not a real book, but a depiction of one; a...

Tony Fretton (1990)

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Mark Pimlott - 01 Oct 90 In his Passagenwerk (Arcade Project), Walter Benjamin speculated on the complex of History and subjugation being ’blasted apart’ by an awakening to the constituents of that History. This would be provoked by the collision of conventions of images normally held at a distance from each other. In a...