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Olivier Cablat

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Olivier Cablat
RVB Books
Co-Published with Images Vevey


Soft cover
160 x 230 mm
256 Pages
ISBN 9791090306332




In 1930, duck farmer Martin Maurer from Flanders, Long Island, decided to construct a giant duck-shaped shop to promote and sell peking ducks he raised. In 1972 Robert Venturi, Denise Scott- Brown, and Steven Izenour study the architecture of the city of Los Angeles, outlining 2 main concepts of popular, functional and commercial architecture : the decorated shed and the «Duck» : a building in which the form highlights its primary function in a literal and most often ostentatiously playful manner. Such a building is at the same time a sculpture and a sign : the term honours the Big Duck on Flanders.


About the Artist
Olivier Cablat (b.1978) Marignane, France. He lives and works in Arles, France. After university studies in art, ethnology and photography (1996-2003), Olivier Cablat worked as a photographer for the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Karnak, Egypt. Since 2005 he has elaborated his practice in different fields : artist, photographer, publisher and founder of Galerie 2600, teacher, searcher and Artistic Director of Cosmos Arles Books, together with Sebastian Hau.


About the Publisher
RVB Books is both an independent publisher dedicated to designing and printing unique fine arts books and a gallery featuring exhibitions on new editorial practices. RVB Books is based in Paris.


Co-Published with Images Vevey

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