Unspoken Spaces

Unspoken Spaces

Studio Olafur Eliasson

  1. Introduction by Olafur Eliasson
  • ISBN 9780500343135
  • 28.00 x 22.00 cm
  • Hardback without Jacket
  • 416pp
  • Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
  • First published 2016

An ambitious monograph on Olafur Eliasson’s large-scale projects over the past 20 years, including hitherto unpublished creations as well as spatial experiments that no longer exist

‘It seems incredible that such a staggeringly inventive body of work could be contained, much less summarised, in one tome, but 'Unspoken Spaces' succeeds in being both thorough and highly accessible’ – Aesthetica
'Unspoken Spaces is a rewarding read and the 'patchwork' of ideas and territories it presents echoes Eliasson's own open and roaming approach to creativity ...Texts by Eliasson and his team are complemented by sharply observed contributions from historians of science, art, philosophy and the natural world on subjects that define the Studio's research interests from molecular science, nature and phenomenology to ideas of space, time and motion'– V&A MAgazine
'An exquisite monograph'– AnOther Magazine

Unspoken Spaces

The first major new monograph on Olafur Eliasson in almost a decade, Unspoken Spaces explores the artist’s driving interest in finding visionary shapes to represent abstract ideas. It is a richly illustrated journey through spheres, tunnels, towers, walkways and archways, as well as pavilions and larger buildings realized by Eliasson and his studio since the late 1990s.

Binding the spiralling dynamic of these works are essays by renowned writers across a variety of fields – from geologists and historians of art and science to architects, artists and philosophers.

Unspoken Spaces

The works range from small-scale experiments to large-scale projects in the public realm, among them striking buildings such as The Serpentine Galleries Pavilion 2007 in London (with Kjetil Thorsen), Your rainbow panorama (2006–2011) in Aarhus, Denmark, or the crystalline façade for Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre (2005–11) in Reykjavik. Each work is presented through in-depth project descriptions accompanied by Eliasson’s own words.

Produced in close collaboration with the artist and his studio, this elaborate volume will appeal to art lovers, designers, students and collectors alike.

See the interview with Olafur Eliasson in the Telegraph on 9th April 2016
See the gallery of pictures in The Guardian
See the interview with Olafur Eliasson in i-D Magazine

Contributing writers
Alex Coles, Lorraine Daston, Carol Diehl, Eric Ellingsen, Timothy Morton, Molly Nesbit and Minik Rosing.

Olafur Eliasson’s work ranges from installations and sculpture to photography, film, pavilions and other built environments, and has been exhibited worldwide in institutions such as MoMA, Tate Modern and the Venice Biennale.