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House of Card
Thomas Demand

House of Card, Thomas Demand

House of Card,
Thomas DemandHouse of Card
Thomas Demand

Texts by Adam Caruso, Arno Brandlhuber, Maristella Casciato, Emily Pugh and Rirkrit Tiravanija.


448 pages
210 x 275 mm
ISBN 9781912339990


Published on the occasion of a major solo exhibition of Thomas Demand’s work at Belgium museum M Leuven in October 2020, this book focuses on Demand’s relationship to architecture and his engagement with architects over almost fifteen years. The starting point is his ongoing series ‘Model Studies’, in which the concept of the model itself is key, and includes rarely show projects such as Black Label (2009), Embassy (2007), and Nagelhaus (2008).

The book is accompanied by essays from Adam Caruso (Architect and Professor of Architecture and Construction at the ETH Zurich) Maristella Casciato (Curator of Architecture, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles) and Emily Pugh (Architectural historian, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles), Aude-Line Dulière (Architect and Professor at the Architectural Association, London), Karen Van Godtsenhoven (Associate curator at the Fashion Institute, Metropolitan Museum, New York), and Valerie Verhack (Curator at M Leuven).

About the Artist
Thomas Demand, (b. 1964, Munich) lives and works in Berlin. He studied at the Akademie der bildenden Künst in Munich from 1987 to 1989, and at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf from 1989 to 1992. In 1992 he moved to Paris, and the following year he attended Goldsmiths College in London. He has participated in significant group exhibitions, some of the most recent of which include: New Photography 12, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1996; Stills: Emerging Photography in the 1990s, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1997; Carnegie International 1999/2000, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, 1999; the travelling exhibition Mirrors Edge presented at the Castello di Rivoli Museo dArte Contemporanea in 2000. He had his first solo exhibition in 1991. His work has been shown at numerous museums, including Tate Gallery in London in 1999, Foundation Cartier pour lArt Contemporain, Paris, in 2000. In 2001, he showed at Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, and De Appel, Amsterdam, in 2001.

About the Publisher
MACK Books are an art and photography publishing house based in London, working with established and emerging artists, writers and curators, and cultural institutions.