Aric Chen

Curator / Architecture; Graphic Design; Product Design / China / M+, West Kowloon Cultural District

Objects of Design, Sources of Knowledge: Aric Chen’s Book List

Books are objects of design, sources of knowledge, excuses to procrastinate, absolutely essential, sometimes wonderfully pointless, and—yes—fantastic to hold.

 

设计之物,知识之源:陈伯康的书单

书是设计对象,是知识之源,拖延症的上好托辞,绝对的必需品,有时好得全无用处,同时——是的——拥有的感觉更棒。

Chinese translation by Lynn Zhang.

7 books
Rem Koolhaas

Koolhaas is one of the great architectural thinkers—possibly ever.

癫狂的纽约

雷姆·库哈斯

库哈斯是最深刻的建筑思想家之一一或许没有之一。

Bernard Rudofsky

Though first published in 1964, this book’s argument for architecture as a universal practice, outside the canon, is as relevant as ever.

被建筑史遗忘的建筑

柏那得·鲁道夫斯基

该书1964年首次出版,提出将建筑置于学科之外,看作为一门普世实践。今天看来,着实真切。

Cao Xueqin

An 18th-century Chinese literature classic. So narratively complex, it’s like excavating an entirely different worldview.

红楼梦

曹雪芹

18世纪中国文学名著之一。叙事精妙复杂,仿佛在挖掘一个全新的世界。

Italo Calvino

One of the most profound and inspired literary examinations of the city: its possibilities and how we might read, understand and imagine it.

看不见的城市

伊塔洛·卡尔维诺

关于城市最深刻、最具启发的文学探索:城市的可能性,以及我们应从何开始解读、认识和想象它。

H. A. Rey

Who doesn’t like Curious George? This one teaches you how to make paper boats.

好奇猴乔治骑自行车

玛格丽特雷伊,H.A.雷伊

谁不喜欢好奇猴乔治?这一集还教你如何折纸船。

Orhan Pamuk

I haven’t been to the actual museum in Istanbul, but this book makes it a pilgrimage high on my list.

纯真博物馆

奥尔罕·帕慕克

我还没有亲自拜访伊斯坦布尔的实体博物馆。但这本书让它排在了我的朝圣榜首位。

Karl Marx

We may discover Marx was right after all. Always worth revisiting.

资本论

卡尔·马克思

笑到最后的可能还是马克思。总是值得重读。

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