Foreword / Robert A.M. Stern -- The monograph on the hill. 1 : Killing simplicity: object oriented philosophy in architecture -- Faster than language: architectural form and the subjugation of concepts -- National Center for Science and Innovation, Lithuania ; Mali Museum of Modern Art ; Automotive Display Facility. 2 : A conversation in honor of Zaha Hadid -- The Texas debates: an excerpt -- Helsinki Guggenheim ; Tower on West 57th Street ; House on Il-Rene-Levasseur. 3 : In defense of design -- Rot Munching architects -- Why matter matters -- Velichor Residential Building ; Metropol Hotel ; Tower on West 22nd Street ; Times Square theater addition ; Nicopanda accessories ; Yale seminar kitbashing research. 4 : Architecture, branding, and the politics of identity -- Nicola Formichetti stores ; H & M Coachella Pavilion -- Samsung projection cloud ; Retail environments for Diesel. 5 : Software monocultures -- Along Utopian lines: American architecture in the age of Apollo -- Estonian Academy of the Arts ; Bard Live Arts Center ; Easter Rive Valley proposal ; Robotic tulip lights. 6 : Introduction to aesthetic theory -- Etiologies of beauty: architecture and the new physics of appearances -- Deus ex machina: from semiology to the elegance of aesthetics -- Penkridge Hall annex ; Harvey Milk Plaza and Arts Grotto ; The Occidental Residential complex ; Lower East Side residential tower ; Čiurlionis Concert Hall. 7 : Kawaii and the logistics of cuteness -- The naughty sister -- Project mayhem -- The aesthetics of sustainability -- It's the end of the digital as we know it (and I feel fine) -- Against the everyday -- Solarpods ; Resident in Gace ; outfit for Lady Gaga ; Times Square valentine ; Geothermal futures lab. Afterword / Peter Eisenman -- Projects 2000-2018 ; Designers and collaborators ; Acknowledgments ; Contributors ; Image credits
Architect and designer to clients as diverse as Lady Gaga, Google, H & M, and Nicola Formichetti, Mark Foster Gage has spent twenty years leading the digital architectural avant-garde, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in architecture and design and exploding expectations. This volume features built and unbuilt work from around the globe, from next-generation interactive stores in Hong Kong and Beijing to a 102 story tower in New York City. The work shown goes beyond architecture to the realm of fashion and fine art, and includes Gage's celebrated "Valentine's Sculpture" for Times Square, a 3-D printed outfit for Lady Gaga, and a line of makeup products for Nicopanda and MAC Cosmetics. Mark Foster Gage, whose work "Harper's Bazaar" has called "effortlessly chic" and who has been labeled a "boundary breaker," is a visionary for today. Filled with surprises and creations of wonder, Gage's work at once challenges expectations of what architecture might be and, as well, frequently fills one with a sense of exhilaration.