Mikko Heikkinen

Architect / Finland / Heikkinen-Komonen Architects

Mikko Heikkinen’s Book List

Paul Auster, Raymond Carver, Bernard Rudofsky.

6 books
Miguel de Cervantes
Paul Auster

Includes “Portrait of an Invisible Man” and “The Book of Memory.” For me, these two essays are about memory, solitude, and imagination. Sitting at your white table, with an empty piece of paper or a blank screen in front of you is familiar to all architects. It is your memory and your imagination that paradoxically are the way out from your solitude to other people.

When I was asked to comment on my favorite Auster, I had to search for the book before I could hold it in my hands again after so many years. I found it with many yellow post-its attached to its pages on which were notes handwritten by my wife, who died of cancer two years ago. I read the selected pages and her short comments, like ”the difficulty of writing + slowness + wound.” I was seeing her reading this book, her right hand making an effort to write on the small pieces of paper, her thoughtful eyes....

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