Craig Hodgetts

Architect; Graphic Designer / United States / Hodgetts + Fung Architecture and Design

Craig Hodgetts’s Book List

I look to writers, especially those who deal with the form of writing itself, to open doors to the infinite number of ways to structure and assess the world, and particularly the processes and concepts that animate and motivate us as humans. I don’t look at them as “source books” but rather as indicators of how one might think about and relate to the incredibly diverse surroundings with which we interact on a daily basis. I am at heart an eclectic individual, with an appetite for nearly everything I encounter, so this list is likewise eclectic and unstructured.

1 book
Akira Kurosawa

The emotional impact of these sketches is simply overwhelming as Kurosawa conceives the narrative structure and settings for the film. They underscore, for me, just how futile the typical architect’s rendering is to convey the true meaning of the way in which real life intersects with the architect's idealized images. The lesson, for me, lies in the fact that, ultimately, “life bats last.”

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