Javier Fernández Contreras: Manifesto of Interiors
Manifestes, 2021, Softcover, 80 pages, 17 × 10 cm
Because it is situated between long-term architecture and the ever-faster renewal of the media, interior architecture is one of the most agile and influential areas of contemporary creation. Javier Fernández Contreras’ text, in the form of a historical investigation of the relationships and hybridisations between objects and images, advocates interior architecture as a transdisciplinary laboratory of our late modernity.
The work is accompanied by a rich iconography relating to key moments in the spatialisation of images in art and, at the same time, to new ways of representing architecture from plans for a Palladian villa to the Cubist avant-garde in painting, architecture as propaganda by Albert Speer, or the staging of family life according to IKEA.