Jorge Pardo: Public Projects and Commissions, 1996–2018—the first monograph to focus strictly on the artist’s public works—documents, in extensive detail, twenty-four seminal projects and installations from Pardo’s oeuvre. In nearly 300 richly illustrated pages with over 200 full-color reproductions, including specially commissioned photographs, the book takes a close look at the private residences, museum installations, city squares, cafés, and other commissions that Pardo transformed with his energetic touch. These projects include 4166 Sea View Lane, Pardo’s earliest public work; his famous redesign of the Dia Center for the Arts lobby in New York City; and Tecoh, one of his most ambitious and largest works to date. Alongside text contributions by Emma Enderby, Maja Hoffman, and Ian Volner, Jorge Pardo also presents twelve of the artist’s never- before-seen “unrealized projects,” discussed in conversation with curator and art historian Hans Ulrich Obrist. Designed by Garrick Gott, the colorful pages are housed between a raised cover that replicates the mosaic tile floor of the boutique hotel L’Arlatan, one of the artist’s most celebrated accomplishments.
Published by Petzel, 2021
Edited by Karen Marta
Production by Todd Bradway
Designed by Garrick Gott
Contributions from Emma Enderby, Maja Hoffman, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Ian Volner
English, 284 pages. Hardcover, 7.87 x 10.75 in.