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Between Earth and Heaven
Winner - Bronze
Designer: Volume Design Team
Design Type: Graphics, Book Design
Company / Organization / School: Volume Design
"Between Earth and Heaven: The Architecture of John Lautner" is a monograph for the Hammer Musuem exhibit on the architect. It is the most scholarly analysis of Lautner's work to date, and so the book strikes a balance between this research and the actual architecture's visceral qualities. The layout echoes the arc of Lautner's career from Frank Lloyd Wright acolyte to the unique spatial magician he became by slowly subvert-ing the book's rigid grid over the course of the book, so that by the end the images and text open up space and flow across the pages in the organic, intuitive way Lautner's homes did.