Book of copies

March 2 –  May 7

The Book of Copies project by San Rocco is a collection of images taking the form of a library and online database. Book of Copies comprises sets of A4 black-and-white photocopies made available to viewers to copy and assemble; becoming receptacles of a collective form of knowledge provisionally called “architecture”. Organized according to a precise set of rules by a multitude of producers, the books of copies are based on an inherently derivative and collective effort, starting with a simple act of accumulating formal knowledge, namely “collecting”

This exhibition was developed in collaboration with the Architectural Association, London.

Books of copies have been produced by:

Noura Al Sayeh, Amale Andraos, Eugene Asse, Ido Avissar, Ludovic Balland, Leopold Banchini, Pedro Bandeira, Francesca Benedetto, Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Stefano Boeri, Michele Bonino, Giovanna Borasi, Shumi Bose, Andrea Branzi, Marianne Burkhalter and Christian Sumi, Matilde Cassani, Emanuel Christ, Irina Davidovici, Olivia De Oliveira, Jan De Vylder, Susanne Eliasson, Tom Emerson, Ambra Fabi, Pascal Flammer, Job Floris, Eva Franch, Christoph Gantenbein, Andreas Garkisch, Francesco Garofalo, Reto Geiser, Xaveer de Geyter, Urtzi Grau and Cristina Goberna, Go Hasegawa, Juan Herreros, Michael Hofstätter, Anne Holtrop, Wonne Ickx, Kumiko Inui, Johanna Irander, Jean Paul Jaccaud, Bijoy Jain, Amr Abdel Kawi, Adam Khan, Djamel Klouche, David Knight and Christina Monteiro, Wilfried Kuehn, Jimenez Lai, Éric Lapierre, Giovanni La Varra, Francesco Librizzi, Diogo Lopes and Patricia Barbas, Oliver Lütjens, Patrick Lynch, Simona Malvezzi, Johnston Marklee, Gabriele Mastrigli, Michael Meredith and Hillary Sample, Quintus Miller, Enrico Molteni, Elli Mosayebi and Theres Hollenstein, Subhash Mukerjee, Ryue Nishizawa, OMA – Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Thomas Padmanabhan, Wolfgang Pauzenberger, Freek Persyn, Saverio Pesapane, Daniele Pisani, Annamaria Prandi and Andrea Vescovini, Joana Rafael and Paul Pieroni, Saša Randić, Thomas Raynaud, Renato Rizzi, Marianna Rentzou and Konstantinos Pantazis, Robbrecht en Daem architecten, François Roche, Marc Ryan, Alessandro Scandurra, Valter Scelsi, Denise Scott Brown, Jonathan Sergison and Stephen Bates, Peter Swinnen, Martino Tattara, André Tavares, Milica Topalovic, Philip Ursprung, Peter Veenstra, Robert Venturi, Inge Vinck and Jo Taillieu, Georg Vrachliotis, Oliver Wainwright, Peter Wilson, Ellis Woodman, Daniel Zamarbide, Mirko Zardini, Raphael Zuber.

San Rocco first presented Book of Copies as a contribution to the Museum of Copies, the exhibition curated by FAT (London, UK) at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012. The collection of books has then been expanded and presented in London at the Architectural Association in October 2013.

This exhibition would not exist without the generous and inspiring contribute of Sam Jacob.
Curated by Giovanni Piovene, Pier Paolo Tamburelli, Andrea Zanderigo
Text by Pier Paolo Tamburelli
Exhibition design by PIOVENEFABI
Graphic design by pupilla grafik
Management by Chiara Carpenter, Michele Marchetti
Collaborators Valentina Bigaran, Veronica Caprino, Jessica Levine, Martina Motta

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