Text by Felix Burrichter
Architecture / Art / Design
6.25 x 8.625 inches
2013 Amazon Editor’s Pick: Best of the Year in Architecture
Available September 2013
PIN-UP Interviews is a compilation of over 50 of the most fascinating interviews from PIN-UP magazine since its first issue was published in October 2006. Serious, yet accessible, featuring the elegant and modern aesthetic PIN-UP’s readers have come to expect, there is no comparable source available for such a stunning array of contemporary design talent collected in one place. It is indispensable to all lovers of today’s brightest architectural and design ideas.
PIN-UP Interviews is the first book produced by PIN-UP, the award-winning, New York-based, biannual architecture and design magazine. Cheekily dubbing itself the “Magazine for Architectural Entertainment,” PIN-UP features interviews with architects, designers, and artists, and presents their work informally—as a fun assembly of ideas, stories, and conversations, all paired with cutting-edge photography and artwork. Both raw and glossy, this “cult design zine” (The New York Times) is a nimble mix of genres and themes, finding inspiration in the high and the low by casting a refreshingly playful eye on rare architectural gems, amazing interiors, smart design, and that fascinating area where those spheres connect with contemporary art.
Included in PIN-UP Interviews are the architects David Adjaye, Shigeru Ban, Ricardo Bofill, David Chipperfield, Zaha Hadid, Junya Ishigami, Rem Koolhaas, Peter Marino, Richard Meier, and Ettore Sottsass; artists Daniel Arsham, Cyprien Gaillard, Simon Fujiwara, Oscar Tuazon, Francesco Vezzoli, Boris Rebetez, Retna, Robert Wilson, and Andro Wekua; and designers Rafael de Cárdenas, Martino Gamper, Rick Owens, Hedi Slimane, Bethan Laura Wood, and Clémence Seilles.
Andrew Ayers is an architectural historian and journalist based in Paris, France, and has been PIN-UP magazine’s associate editor since 2007. He studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, University College London, and currently teaches on Columbia University’s New York-Paris program. Among his publications are The Architecture of Paris (Axel Menges, 2004) and the forthcoming Landscape Design in France Since 2000.
Felix Burrichter is a New York-based writer and creative director. He studied architecture at the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris and Columbia University in New York before founding PIN-UP magazine in 2006, of which he is the editor and creative director. In addition to consulting on artists’ book projects (Francesco Vezzoli, Paul Mpagi Sepuya) he is a regular contributor to T The New York Times Style Magazine and Fantastic Man. He also writes a monthly design and architecture column for Wired Italia and is currently curating an exhibition on magazine culture for the Haus der Kunst in Munich, set to open in 2013.
Dylan Fracareta runs an independent design practice focusing on design for art, architecture, fashion, and cultural sectors. He studied graphic design at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht, The Netherlands and holds an MFA from Yale University. He currently is an adjunct professor for graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design. Since 2006 Dylan has been the design director of PIN-UP, for which in 2010 he received a D&AD Yellow Pencil Award nomination, and in 2011 was awarded with the Gold Medal for Editorial Design by the Art Director’s Club America.