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Arcana Books Welcomes Architects Marmol Radziner
November 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
On Saturday, November 9th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, please join Arcana: Books on the Arts in welcoming Leo Marmol, Ron Radziner and Mayer Rus for a book signing and discussion of their new release, Site: Marmol Radziner in the Landscape.
Combining style with substance, this lavish monograph from Princeton Architectural Press is an engaging document of nineteen homes drawn from twenty years of work. For the event principal partners Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner – who maintain an envious reference library, even by Arcana’s standards – will discuss the firm’s history and projects, and the making of their new book with the West Coast editor of AD, critic and historian Mayer Rus.
The spectacular houses of Marmol Radziner merge interior and exterior life as they engage the built and natural environment. With lush photography and an expansive format, Site: Marmol Radziner in the Landscape focuses on the evolving relationship between house and landscape, revealing what the architects describe as “the gradual erasure of boundaries between indoor and outdoor” spaces.
This collection of nineteen houses, shown in over two-hundred full-color photographs that will make readers swoon, is organized by habitat – desert, urban, canyon, and woodland – and includes projects in Southern California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and the Netherlands. A foreword by novelist Mona Simpson provides a personal reflection on her experiences in a Marmol Radziner house, while an interview with partners Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner and detailed descriptions of their projects offer insights into the architects’ philosophy and process.