Aglaia Konrad from A to K
Aglaia Konrad From A to K is based on an original idea by the artist and edited by Emiliano Battista and Stefaan Vervoort. The book is structured and typeset like an encyclopedia, offering a generous selection of hitherto unpublished images, both in color and in black-and-white, which are accompanied by an alphabetical list of headwords whose insistent presence multiplies the book’s organizing structure.
This list reflects the artist’s longstanding engagement with the shifting dimensions of public and private environments as they materialize in architecture, urbanism, and the city. In addition, it makes explicit the process and the choices that went into the book’s making—like an index of the manifold ideas leading up to this publication.
Textual contributions are spread throughout the book, titled after selected headwords from the list such as '(pre-)Architecture’, ‘Book’, ‘City’, ‘Concrete’, ‘Elasticity’, etc. They include essays and personal testimonies by Friedrich Achleitner, Hildegund Amanshauser, Elke Couchez, Penelope Curtis, Michiel Dehaene, Steven Humblet, Moritz Küng, Spyros Papapetros, Angelika Stepken, Edit Tóth, and the editors, and interventions by the artists Koenraad Dedobbeleer and Willem Oorebeek.
Roma Publication 162
Aglaia Konrad (Salzburg, Austria, 1960), currently living in Brussels, is working with film and photography in the fields of urban developments, cityscapes, architecture, and is researching crossover examples of sculptural architecture. All photographs in this book were taken in the area of Carrara, Italy, by Aglaia Konrad.
Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, in paralell with the 16mm film Concrete & Samples III - Carrara, 2010. Photography: Aglaia Konrad. Edited by: Aglaia Konrad & Roger Willems. Text: Angelika Stepken. Design: Roger Willems
Lithography: Colour & Books, Apeldoorn Roma Publications, 2011 ISBN 978-90-77459-66-9
Neither an architectural nor a documentary photographer, Aglaia Konrad focuses a direct gaze on cities like Cairo, Alexandria and Anwar el Sadat, capturing applications of “Modernist” principles in desert architecture. Her photographs spotlight an improbable dialogue between imported models and vernacular elements, constructions and sites, desert and communities, modernity and tradition.
Edited by Christoph Keller, Aglaia Konrad, Johan Lagae.
Texts : Eric Denis, Lionel Devlieger, Brigitte Franzen, Miles Glendinning.
Lay Out Mevis & Van Deursen.
236 pages (83 ill. coul. et 94 ill. n&b) ISBN : 978-3-905829-59-4
With intervention and a text of Willem Oorebeek
This publication appears on the occasion of the ‘Aglaia Konrad / Iconocity’, exhibition held at deSingel international arts centre, Antwerp, from 13 October to 18 December 2005.
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig (February 1, 2006)
Daniel Kurjakovic, Antonio Guzman, Eran Schaerf. Photo essays: Aglaia Konrad and Armand Mevis. Design: Armand Mevis (Mevis en Van Deursen)
Paperback, sewn, illustrated (colour and b/w), 248 pages, size: 26,9 x 20 cm. Text in English and Dutch, ISBN 90-5662-273-0
NAI Publishers. With the support of Editions de l'Aquarium Agnostique, Valenciennes and Argos Editions, Brussels Aglaia Konrad photographs metropolises such as Tokyo, Sˆ£o Paolo, Cairo, Paris and Mexico City. She then manipulates these images using techniques including collage and repeating, mirroring and enlarging them. In her two- and three-dimensional installations she not only plays with the phenomena and the images of the city but also toys with questions concerning ambiguity, identity and the perceptions of the viewer.
Elasticity is an ambitious and substantial tome that offers an insight into the characteristics and images of the metropolis in a stratified way. Konrad has a highly individual way of manipulating the images, revealing a fascinating topography of urban fabrics, facades, infrastructure, architectural forms and surfaces. In a photographic essay spanning 240 pages she uses her personal photographic archive to 'install' her work in the book in a new sequence and rhythm.