Atelier Marc Barani

Taking Place

  • Series Cité de l'Architecture, Paris
  • Edited by Colin Lemoine
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 24 x 30 cm
  • Pages 208
  • Illustrations 150
  • Language French, English
  • Year 2019
  • ISBN 9788836642847
  • Price € 28,00  € 26,60
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By its weight, by its volume, by its breadth, by nature, architecture of any kind defies being exhibited. On the other hand, architecture reveals – ideas, intentions, desires. Better still, Marc Barani’s architecture reveals itself, because it attempts and dares, it takes up challenges and “moves towards its own risk” (René Char).
Against gratuitous gestures, against neutral equators, against supreme transparency, Marc Barani creates scrupulously embodied forms, dedicated to the sacred and the secret. Bridges, cemeteries and dwellings elevate a landscape rather than just fitting into it. Here, architecture is an epiphany and the horizon is the masonry. Words, sounds, images are called upon to reveal the unpresentable, substitutes capable of expressing the voluptuousness and singularity of an architecture in absentia. In other words, and as in every work by Marc Barani, it is about perfectly taking place.