フランス系ブラジル人画家、理論家、建築家であるセルジオ・フェロ(Sérgio Ferro)の作品集。



本書は作者による初の英語版エッセイ集であり、建築と都市研究を専門とするシルケ・カップ(Silke Kapp)と、建築における批評理論、リサーチ方法論、都市・地域計画を専門とするマリアナ・モウラ(Mariana Moura)が編集を手がけ、翻訳をキュレーターで翻訳家、通訳であり文化政策を専門とするエレン・ヘイワード(Ellen Heyward)と、建築や地理、構造における空間政策を専門し、映像作家、ジャーナリスト、翻訳家として活動するアナ・ナオミ・デ・ソウザ(Ana Naomi de Sousa)が務めた。

本書は、「MACK」から刊行される作者の三部作のうちのの第一作であり、建築家のケイティ・ロイド・トーマス(Katie Lloyd Thomas)と建築と都市研究を専門とするジョアン・マルコス・ロペス(João Marcos Lopes)が主導する「TF/TK project」を通じて英訳された。

For the French-Brazilian architect, theorist, and painter Sérgio Ferro, looking at architecture from below means putting the building site and building workers at the centre of architectural enquiry. Instead of new trends or big names, Ferro strives for an approach ‘that enables one to see both head and feet at the same time – the magnanimous ideal and the muck down below’. The process of building rarely features in architectural history and theory. Ferro argues that this persistent dismissal and neglect of building labour is no mere oversight, but instead a structural necessity of capitalist development which serves to deny labour as the source of value, to make capital’s command appear mandatory, and to maintain the profession’s capacity to act ‘on’ and ‘over’ the building site.

Written between 1967 and 2019, these ten essays introduce Sérgio Ferro’s vital thinking by confronting architecture with critical theories ranging from Marx to contemporary authors. They draw on concrete cases in different historical and geographical contexts – from Strasbourg to Brasilia, via Dubai – to disclose how capitalist relations of production have transformed architecture and its relations to artistic practices such as painting and sculpture.

This first collection of essays by Ferro to be published in English is edited by Silke Kapp and Mariana Moura and translated by Ellen Heyward and Ana Naomi de Sousa. It is the first of a series of three books by Ferro to be published by MACK which have been translated into English through the TF/TK project led by Katie Lloyd Thomas and João Marcos Lopes.

by Sérgio Ferro

REGULAR PRICE ¥7,040  (tax incl.)

320 pages
165 x 225 mm
black and white

published by MACK