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Interior of Postmodernism: Style and Subversion Exhibition at the V&A Museum. Photo: Dezeen

Gehry House, by Frank Gehry, Santa Monica. Photograph featured in V&A Postmodernism Exhibition. Photo: Quintin Lake

My photo of  Frank Gehry’s Santa Monica house is printed alongside other icons of  deconstructionist architecture by Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates. The curators were keen to include Gehry’s residence as it symbolizes an “early venture in bricolage and the postmodern”. The house built in 1978 represented the first and radical steps of Deconstructivist movement in architecture more info and photos on the building.

My personal sentiments on postmodernism which developed as an architecture student are encapsulated by Alastair Sooke who wrote in the Telegraph

Charles Jencks, the architectural theorist credited with inventing the term “postmodernism”, once pointed out that what is exciting and avant-garde one moment tends to feel like old hat the next. No doubt he is right: younger generations often berate the immediate past to assert their own identity. Even so, walking through the V&A’s new exhibition, which traces the rise and fall of postmodernism across different disciplines during the Seventies and Eighties, I was tempted to ask: has there ever been a more irritating movement in the history of art and design?”

Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990
24 September 2011 – 15 January 2012 at V&A South Kensington info

Ashampstead Nativity Greetings Card available at St Clement’s Church. Photo: Quintin Lake

St Clement’s Church, Ashampstead, Berkshire contains fine medieval wall paintings dating from c1250. These four Holy Infancy scenes with their decorative heading are in the nave. They illustrate The Annunciation, The Visitation, The Nativity and the Appearance of the Angels to the Shepherds. The paintings were defaced and covered over at the time of the Reformation. they were rediscovered in 1886 and are now being conserved.

The wall-paintings were specially photographed to reveal the maximum amount of detail in the originals. More images from the photoshoot

Also available at St Clement’s Church are a set of 6 different postcards of the Nativity and a folded card. Proceeds from the sale of the cards go to the maintenance of the church. Map showing location of the Church

The City of London: Architectural Tradition & Innovation in the Square Mile, Thames & Hudson. Authors: Michael Hall, Kenneth Powell, Alan Powers, Aileen Reid. Editor: Sir Nicholas Kenyon.

I was delighted to be one of the View Picture Agency architectural photographers commisioned to capture the images for this book. The fascinating buildings that I photographed for the book include : Fox’s umbrella Shop, Ironmongers’ Hall, Postoffice Park, General Post Office Headquarters, Overseas Bankers Club & Snow Hill Police Station.

The City of London is a major illustrated celebration of the architecture and of the Square Mile. Beginning with a general introduction that provides an historical overview of the Citys development, the main part of the book is divided into 8 chapters, each devoted to a particular district of the City. Each chapter begins with a 1,500-word introduction (with a specially commissioned map of the district as well as additional illustrations) and then includes approximately 25 entries on individual buildings and urban spaces such as squares and public gardens. Each entry is illustrated with 24 images, including specially commissioned exterior and interior photographs and selected archival images provided by the London Metropolitan Archives and other City sources. In total, there are approximately 200 entries, including major landmarks such as St Pauls Cathedral and 20th-century developments such as the Barbican, and each of the bridges that connects the City with the South Bank. The Tower of London, although not technically in the City, is also covered, as its history has been so bound up with that of the Square Mile.

Buy the book on Amazon.co.uk Here

House & Garden Magazine, April 2011

Meditation chapel by Millar Howard Workshop from the feature Design Ideas | Garden Rooms. Photos: Quintin Lake

See more photos of the Meditation Chapel here. Visit architects Millar Howard Workshop here.

London Evening Standard Wen 9th March 2011

Peter Winter Headmaster of Latymer Upper School. Photo: Quintin Lake

Last of the Borneo Rainforest Cover featuring Southern Pig-tailed Macaque, Danum Valley, Sabah

Dawn mist in Danum Valley, Sabah

Two juvenile Southern Pig-tailed Macaques in Danum Valley, Sabah

Variegated leaf in Mesilau Nature Resort, Sabah

Orang Utan Sanctuary, Sepilok, Sabah

Kinabalu National Park, Sabah

Flower and pitcher Nepenthes Rajah pitcher plant, Mesilau Nature Resort, Sabah

Canopy of Dipterocarp tree at Poring Hot Springs, Sabah

Rafflesia flower 60 cm across with pollinating flies, 4 days old, Poring, Sabah

The Red Giant Flying Squirrel in flight, Sepilok, Sabah

Palm Oil deforestation, Sabah

Image wrap laminated Hardback, 146 pages, 20 × 25 cm, illustrated throughout

I’ve just received the first copy of my latest photo book “The Last of the Borneo Rainforest” this is my first foray into print-on-demand publishing and I’m delighted with the print quality and colour accuracy.

To buy a copy visit the blurb bookstore here

Book cover: The Last of the Borneo Rainforest by Quintin Lake

Deforestation in Sabah for Palm Oil plantations

Virgin rainforest in Ulu Temburong, Brunei

Rainforest canopy in Sabah, Borneo

A photostory of deforestation and Palm Oil plantations contrasted with the wildlife of Sabah and Brunei. Featuring Sepilok, Kinabalu National Park, Danum Valley, Kinabatangan River, Peradayan and Ulu Temburong.

Binding: Hardback, 146 pages
Format: 20 × 25 cm, Full page photographs in colour throughout

Preview and order the book here > >

Experiments in Architecture edited by Samantha Hardingham published by August

View through the periscope looking out to Kings Cross. Part of "An area of Outstanding Unnatural Beauty" an installation by Richard Wentworth. Photo: Quintin Lake

Experiments in Architecture edited by Samantha Hardingham and published by August Projects in 2005. Much of the material in the book was a result of the pilot PAL Architecture Lab supported by NESTA and directed by Digital Putty. Ten architects, artists and engineers nominated by heads of schools and practices in the UK collaborated on design projects. The participants were: Jason Bruges, artist / Kevin Gray, architect / George Grinsted, new media practitioner / Mark Hemel, architect / Dominik Holzer,  architect / Frank Jensen, engineer / Sophie Juettner, architect / Quintin Lake, architect / Matilda Pye, artist  &  Keith Wilson, artist.

The book also includes contributions by David Greene, Cedric Price, Sand Helsel, Bruce McLean, Kevin Gray, Matty Pye, Richard Wentworth, Feliks Topolski, Dickson Robinson, Ben Morris, Roger Zogolovitch, Nicholas Royle & Davis Rosen. Buy on Amazon here

ArtAngel / An area of Outstanding Unnatural Beauty >>

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