BOOK LAUNCH 30 September: Colour Beyond the Surface by Fiona McLachlan

Join Fiona McLachlan on Friday 30 September 2022, from 6pm, at the AA Bookshop in London, to celebrate the launch of her new book Colour Beyond the Surface: Art in Architecture.

The book discusses the role of art in architecture with a particular focus on colour and the dynamic relationships between light, form, material surface, space and movement. Drawing on historical examples to establish recurring themes, it examines the work of artists and architects whose use of colour is informed by artistic practice. Engagingly written and beautifully illustrated, it is divided into three main sections: the first focusing on architecture, the second on the artworks and the final section on collaboration. Throughout, it bridges time, insightfully comparing historic artworks and spaces with contemporary ones, addressing key questions such as 'if an artwork is self-sufficient, how is this accommodated within an architectural setting without compromising both?' and setting out examples of what does and doesn’t work.

Where: AA Bookshop, 33 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES.


Image taken from Colour Beyond the Surface:

Fig 6.07 Morag Myerscough Atoll, 2019 (with architects AHMM), 1 Finsbury Avenue, London, ceramic tile, acrylic paint, steel (detail)