Ark Journal - Vol 05

$40.00 USD


Nature and its creative force have always been a source of inspiration and motifs in art, architecture and design. In Scandinavia, the stark differences between the seasons amplify this consciousness of nature and its recurring patterns.

In Volume V, Ark Journal examines the relationship between art, architecture and design and the natural world. Leading figures from those worlds including fashion designer Simone Rocha share their personal perspectives on the magical intertwining of people, objects and nature.
In an exclusive book extract, this issue shares the personal spaces Donald Judd created in Marfa, Texas, that are a living testimony to the artist’s visionary philosophies of art and architecture.

On a personal journey to China, the Ark team travels with renowned photographer Hélène Binet and to Terra Ignota (Foreign Lands), chemigrams by Åke E:son Lindman featured in an insert.

In the Swedish archipelago, Christian and Ruxandra Halleröd take the team into the forest where they built a house that seems as if it was just placed in the midst of the old-growth trees.

They also explore how artist Kirstine Roepstorff found solace in the Danish countryside after leaving urban Berlin where she had lived and worked for 15 years.

From a loft in Tribeca, New York, to a classic historical Copenhagen apartment and a rustic Italian palazzo, they visit homes that demonstrate a sensitivity towards nature, art and timeless design that encourages reflection and inspiration.