Curated by Hedi Slimane, the design director of Dior Homme, PARIS was in many ways a reaction to our tendency toward the baroque-one that we had just fully indulged in the previous issue, Touch. For Paris, leading architects, artists, and designers portrayed the City of Light as the City of Tomorrow, with clean, spare lines and a strict white, gray, and black color palette. The issue was a testament to Hedi's reductionist aesthetic and an exploration of a burgeoning new movement: art that has its base in architecture. To this end, architect Greg Lynn designed a lacquered gray monolith with an interior topography engineered to hold the bound book as though suspended in space. Contributors included architects Neil Denari, Andreas Angelidakis, and Dominique Perrault; video artist Chris Cunningham; artists Thomas Demand, Elisabeth Ballet, James Casebere, and Craig Kalpakjian; graphic designers H5 and John Maeda; and the French band Air.
Limited Edition of 6000 numbered copies.
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