Volume Stanton Williams, Architecture Book, Design, Image, Architects Publication

Volume Architecture Book by Stanton Williams

London Architects Publication by Black Dog Publishing, England, UK

Stanton Williams Publication

Volume – Stanton Williams
Volume Stanton Williams
photo © Hélène Binet

5 Feb 2010


For the last 20 years, Stanton Williams have quietly carved a path that makes no reference to objects, styles, or concepts, and this protects them from the crisis now facing the architectural imagination, caught between a seemingly insatiable appetite for difference and a desire for more lasting significance. Irénée Scalbert

Volume is that rare thing-a book about architecture and design that is also an accessible treatise about people, buildings, art, and craft, mixing thoughts with imagery, text with design. The book is a journey through the work and world view of Stanton Williams that takes the reader from interviews to project details by way of elegant design and specially commissioned photography.

The book begins with an essay by critic and historian Irénée Scalbert establishing their work within its cultural and historical context. A conversation between Alan Stanton and Paul Williams introduces the reader to themes which include, at their core, the power that exhibition design and a passion for materials, space and light has to form the backbone of a pervasive ethos, practice and built catalogue. The exhibition director Ken Arnold follows with an essay on the creation of spaces for art, touching on Stanton Williams’ designs in this field. Architectural and design critic Stephen Bayley concludes the book with his own take on the practice’s work and ethos.

Stanton Williams projects covered in the book include:

– bIssey Miyake
– Compton Verney
– Casa Fontana
– Millennium Seedbank
– Tower Hill
– Belgrade Theatre
– Department Store
– Spaces for Art

Publisher: Black Dog Publishing
Page: 272
Binding: Hardback
RRP: £29.95
ISBN: 978-1-906155-87-2

Selected Projects featured in Volume

Wellcome Trust Millennium Seedbank, Wakehurst Place, West Sussex
Millennium Seedbank
photo © Morley von Sternberg

Casa Fontana, Lugano, Switzerland
Casa Fontana
photo © Simon Phipps

Compton Verney Art Gallery, Warwickshire
Compton Verney Art Gallery
photo © Peter Cook

Tower Hill, London
Tower Hill
photo © Morley von Sternberg

Bournville Place, Bournville, Birmingham
Bournville Place
photo © Peter Cook

Bridget Riley Exhibition, Tate Britain, London
Bridget Riley Exhibition
photo © Peter Cook

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
Belgrade Theatre
photo © Stanton Williams

Department Store, Bristol
Department Store Bristol
photo © Hélène Binet

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