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Sarah Entwistle: Please send this book to my mother

Sarah Entwistle: Please send this book to my mother


Yedgar, Ariella. Sarah Entwistle: Please send this book to my mother

Sternberg Press

Cl. 2015

Book ID: 100279

London-based artist-architect Sarah Entwistles artists book, Please send  reconfigures the traditional architectural monograph and artist biography to create an ambiguous portrait of her grandfather, architect Clive Entwistle (1916 1976). The result is a fascinating narrative welding fragments of extremely personal reflections and extensive visual material. Clive Entwistle was an autodidact who described his cardinal points as: Philosophy, Architecture, Intellect, and Sex. He tackled utopian city plans, product design, structural engineering, formal experimentation and architectural critique and his proposal for the Crystal Palace (1946) was described by LeCorbusier as one of the great projects of our time. However, none of his ambitious proposals was realized, his presence erased from the landscape of modernism. Sarah Entwistles evocative rendition of his life in this beautifully designed and extensively illustrated hardcover book provokes questions on the authority of the biographer and reaches beyond genres into the realm of poetry and prose fiction. Published to accompany Entwistles exhibition of new sculptural works, He was my father and I an atom destined to grow into him, at the Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris, 2015.

176 pp. English