deconstructing Pewter Wings, Golden Horns, Stone Veils

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Pewter Wings, Golden Horns, Stone Veils, John Hejduk's newest work, is an architectural journey/novel traversing a mental/physical landscape of architectural sites, churches, chapels, and cathedrals. This landscape was developed out of the influence of Spain in the architect. Framed in seven chapters--Crossings, Sites, Rituals, Wedding in a Dark Plum Room, Sacraments, Testements, and Journeys--the book is scripted with watercolors, ink drawings, and texts. The narrative unfolds between framed views, reading space, drawings, and texts that have formed a solid.
Published to coincide with the exhibition "Other Soundings: Selected Works by John Hejduk 1954-1997" at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Pewter Wings, Golden Horns, Stone Veils is the sister to Adjusting Foundations (1995) continuing the radical construction of building books. One critic has written, "Neither architectural monograph nor exhibition catalog. . .Adjusting Foundations is complete unto itself. In every sense it is a built work. Better still, it is architecture that each and every on of us can hold." Pewter Wings, Golden Horns, Stone Veils continues this tradition.

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Other Soundings: Selected Works by John Hejduk, 1954-1997   CCA


Hejduk’s subject is a reconcillation—between East and West, art and architecture, humans and nature. He was inspired by the revelation that not only had the Impressionists known Japanese prints, but the Cubists had also come under their influence....Neither architectural monograph nor exhibition catalog Adjusting Foundations is complete unto itself. In every sense it is a built work. Better still, it is architecture that each and every one of us can hold.
Ellen K. Popper



cover     prologue     crossings     sites     rituals     wedding in a dark plum room     sacraments     testaments     journeys     epilogue

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