GHIRARDO, Diane

Mark Mack. A California Architect

$97

Tubingen/Berlin: Ernst Wasmuth Verlag. 1994.


First edition. pp184. 292x241mm. Original grey cloth, upper cover of dustjacket illustrated with an example of Mack's work. Protected with plastic wrapper. Front and rear pastedowns are stamped with Mark Mack's office stamp - a red circular device reading: "Mark H. Mack, Licensed Architect. State of California". The contents consist of two introductory essays, one by Kurt W. Forster, "How to arrive at the beginning, or: Why Mark Mack takes the long way home to architecture" and the other being the title essay, "Mark Mack - A California Architect". Text in English and German. Thirty one extensively illustrated examples of Mack's designs and completed projects.

“Mack’s works celebrate the colorful spirit of the Californian lifestyle and emphasize the functional integration of built form and environment. Clarity of form, simplicity of construction and an appreciation of tradition, climate, and materiality gives Mack's architecture a quality of timelessness”. 

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