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Villas

RUGGABER, K; (2010) Villas. [Book]. (Vol.750). (1st ed.). The Block, London: London, UK.

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Abstract

“Villas” is an image-based book portraying a series of upscale villas built by the Roma in Southern Romania. In 2010 I undertook a road trip from Istanbul to Romania in an attempt to find these largely undocumented buildings. Mostly built with basic machinery or by hand, they are striking in their untutored and direct realisation, style referencing and ambitious scale, mostly layed out for large family clans. The buildings often remain empty after completion, or are used for storage rather than lived in, the act of their realisation taking precedence over their actual use. “Villas” is made in relation and parallel to my sculptural work, looking at the extreme and contrasting sculptural language and raw physicality of this architecture. My wider project and research interest is based on the idea of "fantastical architecture" and a material realisation of an imaginary inner world into a vocabulary of sculptural form.

Type: Book
Title: Villas
ISBN-13: 978-0-9566757-0-5
Publisher version: http://the-block.org/
UCL classification: UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences
UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Slade School of Fine Art
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/541770
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