AP have produced a book entitled ‘A Printed Thing’ to commemorate their
“When an architecture practice undertakes to commit itself to print, what is the result? Here is one, an architecture practice attempting to lay itself bare – open submissions, a project defined by its content. This then is the result. A ‘book’ of comment, theories, illustrations, photography, prose. An act of definition through experiment.
‘A Printed Thing’ is the attempt of an architectural firm to express itself and to describe its vision without using conventional architects’ tools of communication such as plans, drawings
The book consists of a collection of essays by colleagues and friends of AP, whose work “wraps itself round the work of centuries”. The essays were collected spontaneously and independent of any specific theme chosen a priori. Although accompanied by illustrations ranging from conceptual drawings to installations, from antique maps to photography of AP’s built work, it is the words that become here the architects’ matchless ally, even if these words merely serve to support and describe the firm’s passion for architecture
The contributors, who include
The result is a book about Architecture that is permeated by a seductive quality emblematic of the island's particularly rich history, its Mediterranean climate and its enduring myths. It is a book about AP but also, and especially, a book
A Printed Thing is available from all leading bookstores across Malta and Gozo and can be purchased online.