Become an architecture book worm as LFA celebrates the printed publication
As the digital revolution advances, London Festival of Architecture 2010 intends to celebrate the art form of the printed publication, creating a key destination and sociable hub to welcome visitors to the Festival. The LFA201 RIBA Foldaway Bookshop is based on the concept of the LFA2010 – ‘the welcoming city’ – and will be stocked by RIBA Bookshops. As a specialist architecture bookshop, it will feature the latest must-have high quality publications and the most coveted architecture classics, including limited edition books and vintage publications, and a selection of fictional titles and DVDs where architecture and the city are pivotal to the plot.
Foldaway Bookshop will have a bespoke interior created by design studio Campaign. The walls, shelving and sales counter will be constructed entirely from cardboard and recycled at the end of the Festival. Eurban’s Carbon Cube and the Flexible Love Chair, which is made entirely of card, will provide comfortable seating in store. Central to the Bookshop will be a display of vintage copies of Architectural Design, sourced from the personal collection of the late Monica Pidgeon, who edited the journal 1945-75 and was responsible for establishing it as the premier international architectural magazine. Book recommendations from a selection of London's practicing architects and critics will be displayed throughout the store to enhance the browsing experience. Projections of clips from seminal films featuring modern architecture and the city will animate the space, creating a lively and sociable space to host a variety of events including book launches, signings, and talks. Full details: www.lfa2010.org