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David Adjaye – Form, Heft, Material

This is an elegant catalog of David Adjaye’s work. Although the format is straightforward, renderings are tastefully personalized, photos are poetic, and essays are interesting. But I do hope that the talented young architect can have a better and more comprehensive monographs of his work to date, other than just a modest display of teasing vignettes. For those looking for a drawing or photo book, I warn you, has a lot more depth and a large amount of texts that document the process, ideas, his projects and social vision. A must see to understand what has happened in the world of architecture today. Chapters alternate between the essays—by curators, architects, and writers—and the project portfolios. At times, the transition from the exhibition overview to the rest of the text seems rushed, and readers may be perplexed by images that are small or appear out of sync. Yet the promise of the book’s cover—a pattern taken from the cladding of Adjaye’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)—is delivered in over 175 color photographs …