The Good Life: A Guided Visit to the Houses of Modernity
美好生活:现代建筑导访
2019


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.



在《美好生活》中,伊纳吉·阿巴罗斯为读者充当向导,一同寻访七所代表不同生活理念的二十世纪标志性住宅。它们有的早已建成,有的则只存在于规划、画作或电影场景之中。这趟探索之旅将到访密斯·凡·德·罗的三庭院住宅、马丁·海德格尔位于黑森林的陋舍、毕加索的戛纳别墅,以及安迪·沃霍尔自称“工厂”的纽约阁楼。从雅克·塔蒂《我的叔叔》里超现代的几何住宅与花园出发,前往巴斯特·基顿自导自演的《一周》中那座著名的自制小屋,最后来到大卫·霍克尼画作《更大水花》里充盈着阳光的泳池。阿巴罗斯为读者指出这些住宅创作背后关键的哲学准则,并对现代生活方式与建筑设计方法之间的关系提出深刻见解。这趟美好生活之旅旨在回溯二十世纪激进、多元的文化,使实证主义不再被视作现代性的绝对经验。这是一次遨游想象的邀约,其目的不仅在于彰显二十世纪住宅的多样性,更在于体验思考、规划与生活的乐趣,从而激励我们去创造那所尚未存在的理想住宅。


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