cover: BODY ARCHITECTUREInhalt: 978-3-88960-066-0

Lucy Orta, Modular Architecture - The Unit x 10, 1999
Foto: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.

Lucy Orta



2003, 144 pages, 200 color and b/w illustrations, 26 x 20 cm.
ISBN: 978-3-88960-066-0
Preis: 20,00 €


n a body of work spanning more than a decade, Orta has created a unique genre that transcends the boundaries of fashion, architecture, and traditional art practice. She debates and rethinks the traditional principles of social structures, introducing new ideas that have a profound engagement with society, urban planning, cultural heritage, and political and ecological policies. Her work reveals the extent to which perceptions of space play a crucial role in the construction of urban identity, whether it is condensed and compressed to serve individual needs or expanded to encompass the whole of society.

"... this book is as widely accessible, due to the beautiful photography on every page, as the artist is herself. This is a full and impressive look into an amazing body of work. And - being everywhere as Lucy Orta is right now - it's worth the effort." (Henrietta Thompson, Blueprint, no. 217, March 2004)


Lucy Orta, lebt und arbeitet in Paris und London.