Last night William Kimber and I went to the launch of Carlotta Darò's Le Murs Du Son: Le Poème électronique au Pavillon Philips
at the Parisian architectural bookstore Librarie Volume
Le Murs Du Son is a book length treatment of the Philips Pavilion at Expo '58 in Brussels designed by Le Corbusier with sound installations by Edgar Varèse and Iannis Xenakis.
It is Darò's second book on music and architecture, after last year's Avant-gardes sonores en architecture, also published in Paris.
She and her publisher, Nikola Jankovic, spoke briefly at the launch.
Éditions B2 is known for their series of small books on architectural history and theory,
designed to fit perfectly in the hand. Bill and I had known of Carlotta as the daughter of our hosts in Paris, so it was nice to finally meet her.
Carlotta Darò (right), posing for us with her cousin, is an art historian and teacher at Paris-Malaquais school of architecture in Paris.
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