The Good Life: A Guided Visit to the Houses of Modernity
美好生活:現代建築導訪
2019

《美好生活》出版二十年後,伊納吉·阿巴羅斯、蘇暢與同濟大學出版社光明城重新編輯並首次翻譯發行中文版。

在《美好生活》中,伊納吉·阿巴羅斯為讀者充當向導,一同尋訪七所代表不同生活理念的二十世紀標誌性住宅。它們有的早已建成,有的則只存在於規劃、畫作或電影場景之中。這趟探索之旅將到訪密斯·凡·德·羅的三庭院住宅、馬丁·海德格爾位於黑森林的陋舍、畢加索的戛納別墅,以及安迪·沃霍爾自稱“工廠”的紐約閣樓。從雅克·塔蒂《我的叔叔》裏超現代的幾何住宅與花園出發,前往巴斯特·基頓自導自演的《一周》中那座著名的自製小屋,最後來到大衛·霍克尼畫作《更大水花》裏充盈著陽光的泳池。阿巴羅斯為讀者指出這些住宅創作背後關鍵的哲學準則,並對現代生活方式與建築設計方法之間的關系提出深刻見解。這趟美好生活之旅旨在回溯二十世紀激進、多元的文化,使實證主義不再被視作現代性的絕對經驗。這是一次遨遊想象的邀約,其目的不僅在於彰顯二十世紀住宅的多樣性,更在於體驗思考、規劃與生活的樂趣,從而激勵我們去創造那所尚未存在的理想住宅。

20 years after its first publication, The Good Life is re-edited and re-published into a new Chinese edition, with the joint effort between Iñaki Ábalos, Su Chang and Luminocity.

With The Good Life, Iñaki Ábalos serves as our guide for a tour of seven iconic twentieth-century homes that represent various concepts for living. Some of the homes were actually built, while others were merely planned, painted, or created as part of a film set. We see Mies van der Rohe’s House with Three Patios, Martin Heidegger’s cabinin the Black Forest, Picasso’s Villa La Californie in Cannes, and the New York loft that Andy Warhol called the Factory. From the ultramodern geometric houses and gardens in Jacques Tati’s Mon Oncle, we travel to the famed hobby-kit house in Buster Keaton’s One Week and on to the sunny swimming pool and home in David Hockney’s painting A Bigger Splash. Ábalos takes readers through the key philosophical precepts that likely guided the creation of these homes, making insightful points about the relationship between ideas about a particular modern way of living and approaches to architecture and design.

Collaboration / Iñaki Ábalos and Luminocity
Credits / Qin Lei (publisher), Yang Biqiong (copyedit), Guo Boya (proofreading)

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