Giuseppe Lignano

Architect / Italy; United States / LOT-EK

Giuseppe Lignano’s Book List

The founding partners of LOT-EK, Giuseppe Lignano and Ada Tolla, have provided a joint list of books that have influenced their work as architects, educators, thinkers, and people of the world. It should come as no surprise to anyone who knows Lignano and Tolla that there were two distinct reactions as they were deciding on which books to include: passionate accord or sharp disagreement. There is no middle ground about what resonates with LOT-EK. As with the work they produce, or the projects they decide to pursue, things either resonate, or they simply do not.

The following titles reflect the attitudes, desires, and subject matter that inform the minds of LOT-EK.

3 books
Richard Marshall et al.

A wonderful engineer of layering, accidents, and color.

Jun’ichiro Tanizaki

The fantastic tension between the perfection of imperfection and the imperfection of perfection is probably the greatest contribution of Japanese culture to modern/contemporary aesthetic culture. This tension is what LOT-EK’s pathos is all about.

Corinne Diserens et al.

The great master of physical and conceptual cutting.

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