Art direction and catalogue design for Place: A Study of Modern Houses in Cornwall on the occasion of Sophie Tarbuck’s solo exhibition.
Published on the occasion of Sophie Tarbuck’s solo exhibition at The Architecture Centre in Bristol, PLACE / A study of Modern houses in Cornwall provides a contextual reference and insight into the production of the collection of artworks.
Tarbuck’s approach to the year-and-a-half long project was to create artworks informed by a thorough research and analysis process: into the histories of the houses; the theories behind the architecture; and personal interpretations of the buildings from architects and house owners gathered from interviews. Being commissioned early on enabled us to develop a strong sense of the project that we could then reflect in the final publication. The book became a record, not only of the exhibition of artworks, but also of the complete process of the project—of all the parts, that would not otherwise be shown in the gallery environment—the summation of which contextualises Tarbuck’s work as well as her approach to practice.
The catalogue features contributions by Jeremy Gould, Professor of Architecture at the University of Plymouth and a specialist in this field; Albert Hill, founding partner of The Modern House Estate Agents and contributor to publications such as Wallpaper*, The World of Interiors, The Guardian and The Times; and contemporary Glasgow based artist Toby Paterson whose work is influenced by 20th century architecture and by British Modernists such as Victor Pasmore and Ben Nicholson.