Entrez lentement (ed. Pierluigi Nicolin; Editoriale Lotus, 2005) documents an architecture exhibition of eight dialogues between modern and contemporary masters. The exhibition, curated by Pierluigi Nicolin, took place at COSMIT, Milan, between 13 April 2004 and 7 May 2005. The architectural counterparts were Eileen Gray / Kengo Kuma, Luis Barragán / Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Oscar Niemeyer / Àlvaro Siza Vieira, Alison and Peter Smithson / Tony Fretton, Marco Zanuso / Pierluigi Cerri, Rudolf M. Schindler / Michael Maltzan, Alvar Aalto / Steven Holl, and Le Corbusier / Pierluigi Nicolin.
Entrez lentement, i.e. “enter slowly,” are not just the words inscribed on Le Corbusier’s wall painting at the entrance to Eileen Gray’s house at Roquebrune Cap Martin, but an invitation to approach the exhibition with particular respect. In its investigation of the complicated interweaving of life, architecture and design, the exhibition has produced an unusual space – rich in stimuli, new ideas, allusions and cross connections– that will require a degree of concentration and a bit of time from the public. The whole thing was born out of the idea of presenting a comparison between eight leading representatives of international architecture and the same number of masters of the recent past. A stimulating, and carefully considered encounter that will show how the most advanced research in architecture comes not out of abstract cultural isolation, but springs from a creative rapport with the work of those who have gone before: work with which it establishes, in different ways, its most extreme form in cases of disassembly.
– Entrez lentement (ed. Pierluigi Nicolin; Editoriale Lotus, 2005), p.10
The text is in Italian and English. The book is richly illustrated with photographs and architectural drawings.
Our copy in stock is in good condition. The pages are clean, no markings except for a small signature on the first flyleaf. The binding is fine. The covers show only some small signs of shelf wear and use.