Thursday, June 20, 2013

Event: Meet-the-Authors - Joshua Comraff and Ong Ker-Shing, authors of Horror in Architecture

Select Books is pleased to invite you to a Meet-the-Authors session with Joshua Comraff and Ong Ker-Shing, the authors of Horror in Architecture, on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at 3:00pm.

About Horror in Architecture
“There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportions.” – E.A.Poe Ligeia

This book looks at horror and its architectural analogues. These are buildings in which normal anatomy becomes strange: extra pieces appear, holes open where they should not, individual objects are doubled or split or perversely occupied. Conventions are refigured, showing a shift from 'natural' norms to new possibilities. 

Through an investigation that spans design, art, and literature, this book attempts to depict horror in its many tropes and forms - and in so doing to identify a creeping unease at the very centre of the modern architectural project. 

About the Authors 
Joshua Comaroff and Ong Ker-Shing are the founders of Lekker Design (, an experimental design office. They met as students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and set up Lekker in 2002 to pursue research in the design of buildings and landscape. Their work includes experimental private houses, arts facilities, and varied design work for clients such as Herm├Ęs.

Joshua Comaroff is an architect, landscape architect, and academic geographer. He has a Master of Architecture and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard, as well as a PhD in Geography from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Ong Ker-Shing is an architect and landscape architect. She has a Master of Architecture and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard.

Saturday, July 6, 2013
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Select Books
51, Armenian Street
Singapore 179939
Tel: 6337 9319

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