Friday, December 14, 2007

DVD - Projective Geometry in Art



This november a series of lectures about projective geometry in art took place in our School so AAGRAFA was there to record them. We present here the 3 DVDs and a fourth one with some video of the exposition that took place in the new building during this month. Available now in ETSAM library.

Geometria Proyectiva: El camino empieza en la perspectiva
Dr Gregorio Hernandez
2011-XI-06 / 90 min / deposit number [V-804]

Dr Enrique Rabasa
2011-XI-12 / 58 min / deposit number [V-805]

Geometria Proyectiva y reconstrucción tridimensional de imagenes
Dr Antonio Valdés
2011-XI-15 / 69 min / deposit number [V-806]

Geometria Proyectiva en el arte: de Brunelleschi a Fisac
2011-XI / 12 min / deposit number [V-806]

Monday, December 10, 2007

West of the Moon, East of the Sun

Another crazy semester in ETSAM comes to its end. This year Miguel Beloqui recomneded me to meet him in the GEP, the Projectual Exploration Group led by Andrés Perea and with professors Paula Montoya, Izaskun Chinchilla and Jose Luis Vallejo. They were known to be a little special, making things no-one else does and stuff like that. So I thought It would be nice to give them a try.

This years topic was the performative architect vs representative architect and those were the schedules:

Four proposals [1week]
Three designs [3weeks]
Two prototipes [6weeks]
One project [4 weeks]


 Delivery note:
From the Utopic Archigram projects to the build reality in Beaubourg. 
There are realized projects, realizable projects and unrealizable projects. To what extent influence unfeasible projects in the creation of feasible ones? The experimental work is bases on creating utopic elements in a primarily visual way. Letting the imagination run. Proposing problems that then will be resolved and finding more problems in the road. 
Piano+Rogers center Pompidou as build work, Archigrams walking city as unbuild work, my own NNbrela project in India and the moon as a place o explore. 
The Pompidou emerges and leaves Paris. Culture is on the move. The Pompidou comes to your town. People can not believe what they see. When it leaves nothing is what it was.

Behind the board, we had to write a self critic of our own work, mine read like this:

You belive you are smartass and you don't seem to work hard, isn't it? We'll see.


So this was the starting point, classes where interesting but for some reason I started to feel I was loosing my time with all this crap. It was my fifth year in school and I already got bored of making things just for making things, without thinking beyond. So I decided that every time they ask me to do something, I would use something I did before. I didn't make the second delivery, I dust off my two favourite prototypes from the past and got them ready for the 3rd round. So here they were back in action:


Morgan had many structural problems so I decided to reinforce it with fibreglass sticks bought on a kite shop. I also made a beautiful diagram to analyze  it's skin. Take a look:

About Nobjects, I continued working with them. Just thinking on everything that could be generated. It was great having time to do so. And I became so excited about future possibilities that I decided to keep on developing them in the next final phase. Jose Luis was my main teacher and I was supposed to convince him so that my final project of the semester was to develope further the Nobjects. He was a little sceptical at the beginning, he told me why I didn't try something more serious. I told him if selling 2 million of them would start to make it a serious project. He understood, and let me go on. Vallejo is a visionary clever guy after all!


The final delivery day was upon us. GEP students are know for the amount of work they do, we were encouraged to work more everyday, everything was about producing more, first was producing and then was thinking. And everyday was like that. I got fed up. And, you know, I like to do just the contrary of what people does so I decided as I said before not to produce new things but to organize my past. I found out that my last years production volume was enough for that course, so I decided to organize all my past works and make dinA5 files as reference files of all my works and ideas. I bought an archiving green box and cut many papers with the exact fixed size. And if in the procces of re-making Morgan and Nobjects more  ideas grew and more files were generated, so much better. But organizing was the priority number one. Once organized many ideas re-emerged. So I end up making a poster with some of the best files for the final delivery.

I also made a thick folder that contained a Box imitating the classic Royal Leavening red box that contained all the dinA5 files I did. This is the time when I came up with aaandnn name. I was bored of making  stuff  just for class and I started thining on making a company. A Leavening company, a company that makes you grow. Sounded cool. Then I printed the drawings I thought were the best in DinA3 and compiled, making the three books that were supposed to be in the second phase I haven't done before.
After all the semester turn out to be incredible. I even had a mark of nine over ten and as I didn't have to work so much, I had time to think a lot.  I learned many things that I tried to summarize in the last memory of the course and during all this crazy days a still name-less comic superstar was born, let's see if anybody sees in the board above. 

Final delivery Memory:

I have planned the 2007-2008 GEP course from the very begining as an overlap of stuff. This overlap starts taking as starting elements things I have done in the past.
It is not about simulating situation in wich I have been before but re-utilizing useful elements in actual situations and projects. As the brief is not specific, and we are just encouraged to produce, and from my point of view if there is no a problem to solve, there is no a project that has to be made, I generate both the project and the problem. I am lucky to have many. here a list some: 
-Finding a comfortable enough working method in witch I can produce things.
-Finding a way in witch I can obtain money not in the far future and without having to die in the trying
-Finding a way to just pass the subject
-Finding a better way to organize me and my parents house that are moving next year.
-Finding the way of beeing free enough to pass some subjects of the past
On the other hand there are other things apart from finding problems like the things I would like to do to be happy. So I have choose to start with an storyboard project of a story about the Pompidu that leaves Paris. In an utopian way, I strted drawing unprejudiced ideas and drawings. Just having fun. While doing this I thought in this: 
One day you wake up, swich on the computer and you see a sunglasses design  competition in internet. You feel you want to do it, you want to work on it. You are so excited. And you have many ideas. But you can't. Because you have to produce a dossier for your boss. It is your priority. Period.
It would be so great if you were able to produce everytime whatever you want. If you feel you want to design a door knob, you design a door knoeb. The energy you put on making anything is bigger and the result are musch better when you do what you like in the moment you want.
Changeover, reboot.

I have planned the 2007-2008 GEP course this way. I am going to produce whatever I want and organize it in DinA5 files. I am not going to make bread but leavening. All kind of formal deliveries in witch bureaucratic dossiers must be done are avoided. Having in mind that those could be produced in the last weeks with the leavening produced in the months before. The aim of this is to explore this model and it's consecuences. Flux of elements are created that are organized and what's most important, stuff is not produced just to produce, it's done when I feel like.
I realized that things are not done for a purpose, things are done and then used for a certain purpose. I don't feel nothing must be hidden. The works and prototypes are presented as stuff done in previous years, that are rescued and rethought. It would probably be betterfor me, instead of showing them almost completed to show them as a process: I was able to fake the reality and lie saying that those where projects I was actually doing. Morgan for example. One day I could speak about the PVC I founded that I was folding it and playing with it. Next week one step more. And this way until the final one. Fake trials and errors. Fake investigation and analysis that seem coherent but with the end result present from the very beginning. As we are so used to see in school. 
This way, following the common way, I would be much better considered. Not just as if I took a thing from the past and reuse it. The academic results would be much better. However that would be a big lie.  The system is made so that only result matter. You can steal and lie if that is for better grades and people that follow this path are more likely to triumph. Then why I haven't do that? well...I've been reading Fight Club and I agree with the fact that self-improvement is masturbation and self-destruction may be the answer...this and also just to find a different working path. 
The Making of Morgan is as simple as having and idea and trying to develope it. Go find some PVC canvas and start working with it, using diferent folding methods. On one of the briefs we where encouraged to start working with whatever we had on hand, emphasizing on the fisical and real character of the proposals. But then three designs are supposed to be delivered. I don't get it. I think the course has been planned in a wrong way, the pyramidal scheme of 4-3-2-1 doesn't work. I belive this would be a much better way of working:

>>>Prototypes (wathever, real fisical elements)>>>Prototypes led to more refined designs and new ideas that lead to more designs >>>Organization of proposals>>>A final project is chosen to develop further>>>

This is a more natural and fun way. If you are working in a design that comes from an idea that then must become a prototype is something that not always gives good results. But creating real prototypes from scratch results on a bunch of great material to work with and from witch many new ideas, designs and proposals grow. 
In the old days buildings were not drawn before they were made. That was the begining. Making tangible things. We started with sculpture or making objects and tools, then we continued drawing, then comes music, photography and cinema, among others. Prefab tools to communicate and work that end up on the writing, the most abstract one, the most economic one. This is the end, writing some words and leaving.


We were supposed to produce: 4 proposals, 3 designs, 2 prototypes and 1 project.

So this is what I did:

Two prototypes: 

Morgan and Nobjects.  
Three designs (5)*: 
Walking Pompidou: an animation Project
Rolling House
*(Morgan and Nobjects) 
One Project
A business model based on Nobjects as a toy. A website to distribute it. A system capable to open children's mind and as Oteiza wished creating a new man based on a new children. What the Walking Pompidou animation project transmits in a utopian way here is presented in a real way. 

aa&nn  Leavening Company  is founded

Thursday, November 22, 2007

DVD - Souto de Moura

Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura came to our school last 7th of November and AAGRAFA team was there to record the lecture. Now available on ETSAM library. Enjoy

Eduardo Souto de Moura
November 7, 2007
60 min.
Deposit number: [V-784]

Friday, October 26, 2007

BOOK - 100 by Matsumoto Tayou

I bought a book called "101" some years ago in Madrid ExpoComic. I did'nt know who was the artist but the drawings where awesome. That's how I discovered Matsumoto Tayou. Today I found out in Amazon Japan Marketplace that someone was selling "100" a previus volume with more illustartions by Tayou. So i just ordered.

100 (Big spirits comic special)
by Matsumoto Tayou
shogakukan / 92 pages / Japanese
Release Date:
1st print: 1995.11.20
7th print:2000.09.20

Thursday, October 25, 2007

BOOK - AKIRA anime comics 1~4

It is usual in Japan to make manga adaptations of animation films an TV series compiled in book adding texts to the frames. Those books are commonly knows as anime comics. AKIRA the epic movie by Katsuhiro Otomo has it's comic adaptation too. Those five volumes featuring cover art by Katsuhiro otomo were released in Japan in 1988 from agust december and were re-released in year 2000 with new cover design. This last one is the edition I found out today on amazon japan. Four volumes at a nice price and with the shipping costs of one. Great deal.
Here the five volumes collection as featured in Amazon Japan.


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

BOOK - EUREKA 1988 Katsuhiro Otomo Issue

I found this Eureka magazine number about Katsuhiro Otomo in japanese Amazon marketplace.

UREKA ユリイカ1988年8月臨時増刊号 総特集=大友克洋
Seidosha / 210 pages / Japanese
ISBN: 4791709934
Release Date: 
1st print: 1988.08.25
14th print: 2001.02.28

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

BOOK - Kaikisen by Satoshi Kon

Before becoming a worldwide known animation director Satoshi Kon did some manga works that are long time out of stock. Today I found Kaikisen in amazon japan marketplace so I order it immediately. This work was released in Spain in the 90's by Planeta de Agostini translated as: Regreso al Mar.

Kaikisen (海帰線)
by Satoshi Kon
Bijutsu Shuppansha / 256 pages / Japanese
ISBN: 978-4568730036
Release Date: 
first print 1999.07.18
second print: 1999.08.10

Friday, September 28, 2007

Yo Dona contest

Here my competition entry for this years YO DONA's graphic design contest Against Gender Violence.

Monday, August 27, 2007

BOOK - Dragon Ball Daizenshuu #3

Here the third volume of Dragon Ball Daizenshuu enciclopedia. I just ordered in amazon japan marketplace. One more and I will have them all.

by Akira Toriyama
Shueisha / 233 pages / Japanese
ISBN: 978-4087827538
Release Date: 1995.09.09

Thursday, July 05, 2007

DVD - XIII Music Festival in Toledo

Here some pics of a DVD menu in wich I have been working this days. A concert part of the XIII Music Festival in Toledo, directed by Guilelrmo Bautista and recorded by photographer Ricardo Santonja.


XIII festival de Música de Toledo
La vida en el ataud, La música de los muertos

sábado 17 de junio de 2007
centro cultural santa fe

Victoria.Officium defunctorum.La vida en el ataúd.Ofertorio
Officium defunctorum.La vida en el ataúd.Versa est in luctum

Tomás Luis de Victoria
Officium defunctorum
La vida en el ataúd
Compañía bquadro
Director: Guillermo Bautista
Director de escena: Ignacio García
Fotografía: Ricardo Santonja
Edición y autoria DVD: Ioannes Busca
Festival Internacional de Música Clásica de Toledo

check a clip of the concert here

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

BOOK - Dragon Ball Daizenshuu #5

Another Dragon Ball encyclopedia book someone wants to get rid of and I found it on the amazon marketplace. Added to shopping cart.

by Akira Toriyama
Shueisha/ 233 pages/ Japanese
ISBN-13: 978-4087827552
Release Date: 1995.11.07

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Today I sign up on a kind of a social website someone recommend me...Facebook. It seems you can find out your friends by it's name, no strange mail addresses to remember. Then it suggests you people you might know based on your friends friends. Pretty useful.

Friday, June 15, 2007

BOOK - Cashman

Today I found a rare comic by Akira Toriyama in amazon marketplace.Cahman, based on a three chapter story originally published in Shueisha's V-Jump magazine in 1990 and 1991 and collected for the first time in Akira Toriyama's Maru Saku Gekijo #3 and re-released in Akira Toriyama's Makan Zenseki 2. In this book the storie continues but this time Toriyama  left the script in hands of Takao Koyama while Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru did the drawings. The resulting work is visually stunning. Toriyamas pure style but kind of different, in a way is hard to explain. 


autor-revision: Akira Toriyama
script: Takao Koyama
drawings: Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru

Shueisha / 184 pages / Japanese
ISBN: 978-4088725864
Release Date: 1998/07/08

Monday, June 11, 2007

BOOK - Dragon Ball Daizenshuu #1

I have been buying many of Dragon Ball Daizenshuu books this months and it seems I am gonna have them all soon at this speed. Today I found the first volume on Amazon Japan marketplace so I bought it, even I already own the Spanish edition. 
Just when the Dragon Ball publication came to its end in Spain Planeta de Agostini released this book among the short stories of Akira Toriyama, "Teatro Manga(Maru Saku Gekijo) and "Taller de Manga" (Hetappi Manga Kenkyujo) and the presentation of DrSlump to be released in Spain for the very first time. I remember it as something really special, after all, it was the first illustration book I bought and I think one of the first manga illustrations books released in Spain. That was ten years ago. Here the book I just ordered:

DRAGON BALL大全集 (1) Complete Illustrations
by Akira Toriyama
217 pages / Shueisha / Japanese
ISBN: 978-4087827514
Release Date: 1995.06.25

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

BOOK - Mushishi Visual Work

Last March 24, Mushishi movie came out directed by Katsuhiro Otomo and based on the manga by Yuki Urushibara. Otomo know for manga and animation films such as Akira or Steam Boy, is this time taking back the cameras since is last live-action movie "World Apartment Horror" in 1991 based on a story written by himself and drawn by Satoshi Kon. I haven't seen the movie yet but as it's usual with Otomo's releases, the film comes acompanied by plenty of related stuff such as this book: The Visual Work of Mushishi. That covers the process of making the movie and many small sketches and illustrations by Otomo.

by Katsuhiro Otomo
128 pages / Kodansha / Japanese
ISBN: 978-4063646894
Release Date: 2007/3/24

Friday, June 01, 2007

Exprime tu ju[e]go

This afternoon in AAGRAFA there was no much to do so I have been working with Miguel Beloqui in a  design of a T-shirt  for the XVII SEVEN International tournament

We came out with a wordplay and then found a nice squeezer drawing on google.

exprime tu ju[e]go >> squeeze your game 

Monday, May 28, 2007

BOOK - Peanuts Box 3

I ordered to amazon the third box containing volumes 5 and 6 of the complete Peanuts a gorgeous edition that Fantaghapic is publishing it, containing all the comic strips from Charles Schulz's classic comic. I already ordered the firsts two boxes some time ago but at a publishing speed of two volumes every year is going to take more than a decade to have them all.

The Complete Peanuts 1959-1962 Box Set
by Charles M. Schulz
Fantagraphics Books /  688 pages /  English
ISBN-10: 1560977744
ISBN-13: 978-1560977742
Publication date: 2006.10.18

Sunday, May 27, 2007

You are not your Fight Club DVD

Its already in my hands the Fight Club 2 disc Collectors Edition DVD I recently ordered from Amazon. Even David Fincher's end of century classic has a nice edition in Spain, the american one comes with four commentary tracks that makes it worth paying 14$.

That is all I can say. I was not supposed even to talk about it.

Here some ads:


Saturday, May 26, 2007

BOOK - Dragon Ball Daizenshuu Carddass Perfect File 1

To continue the collection of Dragon Ball Books today I ordered the Carddass Perfect File Part 1. This softcover book marks a continuity in  Dragon Ball Daizenshuu series collecting the  carddass cards of Dragon Ball released all during all this years. I am not specially a card fan but once you start buying, you can not stop I guess. 

DRAGON BALL大全集(8) Carddass Perfect File Part 1
by Akira Toriyama
134 pages / Shueisha / Japanese
ISBN: 978-4081020164
Release Date: 1996/02

Monday, May 21, 2007

DVD - construction materials

We sometimes have to digitalize some old VHS on AAGRAFA generally for the construction department. Here the list of the last round of tapes we have merged into three DVDs. Available as always in ETSAM library for the enjoyment of all.

DVD 1 
Deposit number [V-800]

Pavimentos Industriales Exporídicos Sin Juntas [8 min]
Producto para regormas en suelos ahuecados y nivelador
Bettor S.A. [10 min]

DVD 2 
Deposit number [V-801]

ARKOBEL guía técnica de montaje [25 min]
Plan Styrofoam aislamineto en suelos, paredes, techos [12 min]
STYRODUR: cubiertas invertidas [13 min]
Bándas de nodulos DELTA [13 min]
Bettor - Impermeabilización de TUNEL en Bera de Bidasoa [10 min]

DVD 3 
Deposit number [V-802]

SIKA ¿como hacer hormigón? [26 min]
ARLITA arcilla expandida [15 min]
ARLITA  aplicaciones y puesta en obra [12 min]
SAS prefabricados de hormigón S.A. [13 min]
INTEMAC Fabricación y Ensayo de Probetas de Hormigón [10 min]

This time I did an especial logo for AAGRAFA adding an extra D that symbolizes Digitalized content. It didn't work so well visually so we didn't use it anymore.

Monday, May 14, 2007

BOOK - Dragon Ball Daizenshuu #7

It seems it Dragon Ball Daizenshuu month, just a week ago I ordered the second volume of the Dragon Ball encyclopedia and now someone seems that wants to get rid of its copy of the seventh volume. Click and buy. A must have.

DRAGON BALL大全集(7) Dragon Ball Encyclopedia
by Akira Toriyama
313 pages / Shueisha / Japanese
ISBN: 978-4087827576
Release Date: 1996/02

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

DVD - João Luis Carrilho da Graça

Last April 25, João Luis Carrilho  da Graça gave a lecture in our school. AAGRAFA was there to record the event and we have just relese it on DVD. Available now for everybody in ETSAM library, with the deposit number [V-731]. 100 minutes of joy.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

BOOK - Dragon Ball Daizenshuu #2

Just fifty days ago I ordered  the Dragon Ball Daizenshuu #4 on the amazon Japan marketplace. The fourth volume of The DB encyclopedia released more than a decade ago on Japan. The copy was in a pristine condition, so today when I found out that someone else was selling the second issue and taking into account that you never know when those hard to find books are going to be available to ship internationaly, I did have other chance than buying it.

by Akira Toriyama
265 pages / Shueisha / Japanese
ISBN: 978-4087827521
Release Date: 1995/08

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

BOOK - Dragon Ball Daizenshuu #4

I still remember the first time I heard about the Dragon Ball  Daizenshuu that was released in Japan when the manga of Dragon Ball came to it's end. It was in the Dragon Ball ¡Dossier Definitivo!, a  book I purchased in Christmastime days back in 1995. I was eleven years old and the lack of information related to anything was huge specially for someone living in a small town. So I got amazed when I saw this hard cover Dragon Ball book, with a fancy Goku featured in its cover and so much information inside. 
The book was and maybe it's still today one of the best recompilations of Dragon Ball related information in Spanish. I started to make a vague idea in my head about how things related to manga industry in general and DB in particular worked in Japan. I knew nothing about Shueisha (the Japanese publisher of DB) Weekly Shonen Jump (The weekly magazine in wich DB was published) not even the Dragon Ball Tankōbon (the small books where DB was compiled). I was specially amazed with the chapter related to the DB books in Japan, for some reason, I have always been more interested  in printed material than anything else. I have never felt I wanted to have the figures or other kind of merchandise. But books I wanted them all. I was so fascinated by the fact that there was so much printed material of Dragon Ball in japan, and sad for the lack of it in Spain. Here the two pages of the "books" related section of Dragon Ball ¡Dossier Definitivo!

It was also around the year 95 when a friend of mine purchased a Japanese Tankōbon  of DB, the number 40, featuring an awesome cover, but nothing compared with what was inside. A never before seen transformation of Goku in super sayajin with long hair. None of us knew to read japanese so we just though Goku turned to evil or something. The little pocket size book was awesome, with a beautiful cover art and nice reproduction of the B&W drawings in a lightly brown paper. I really wanted to have one of them, I was so fascinated those days with all this Akira Toriyama related world I even chose it as a subject to make a apresentation work. So I digest all the information I had and vomited in front of the class. I guess it was a chaos and no one understood anything. Anyway, I was wishing to have an original japanese Dragon Ball book but that didn't happen until some years later, when I discovered a shop in Catalonia called Tot de Jocs, that had some japanese DB volumes at nice prices. It was year 98. No internet yet. Phone was the only way. Witch numbers do you have? Ok, send me the number 38 please.Thank you.

Some years later, in 2004 I discovered Amazon Japan, and after some minutes figuring out how to navigate through the site, that by the time wasn't translated to English at all, I found out that  the books Akira Toriyama The World and The World Special (as seen on the   image above) where still on circulation so I didn't thought twice and bought both of them. That was my first ever order to Amazon Japan

And today, april 24, 2007. After realising that the used stuff marketplace on Amazon works nicely and finding someone that ships overseas the fourth volume of Dragon Ball Daizenshuu, the seven book encyclopedia   released more that ten years ago to mark the end of the series back in 1995, I order it immediately. 

So after twelve years, and thanks to the more than ever connected world, what I believe it was something almost imposible to have when I was eleven, it suddenly has become an easy task of sitting in front of a computer, copy pasting some japanese words and shaking the credit card. Then, someone in japan that is trying to get rid of it's book, would pack it and send it to you. All for less that 30 bucks. I always get motivated by this kind of things, that's why I like companies like Amazon so much, companies that make everything more easy for everyone.

After this long introduction, here the book I purchased:

by Akira Toriyama
167 pages / Shueisha / Japanese
ISBN: 978-4087827545
Release Date: 1995/10

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

DVD - AKIRA DTS sound edition

When Pioneer released the DTS sound edition Japanese DVD of AKIRA back in December 2002, it also released a limited edition that was bundled with a slipcase and a bonus disc containing the complete storyboard and hundreds of production stills like backgrounds and layouts. It soon sold out, but thanks to Amazon japan marketplace I found that someone was selling it's copy at a bargain price. Even I already owned the Special Edition DVD by Bandai and the crappy Spanish one. The bonus material included on this one make it a must have for anyone that likes this masterpiece by Katsuhiro Otomo.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

DVD - Sáenz de Oiza

This days in AAGRAFA we have been digitalizing and compiling old tapes featuring Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza. Architec and Professor in our Architecture School in Madrid and  designer of the Arantzazu Sanctuary in my hometown back in the fifties. We present here four disc containing many conferences, classes and some tributes to his work. Here is the list of the releases on DVD available now on ETSAM library for the nostalgic and true architecture lovers. I hope you enjoy them.

Conferencia en la ETSAM
1992 / 90 min. / Deposit number [V-689]

Conferencia centenario Le Corbusier
Salón de Actos COAM
December 18, 1986 / 84 min. / Deposit number [V-690]

Sáenz de Oíza, Jerónimo Junquera
Los recintos feriales de Madrid
February 12, 1992 / 94 min / Deposit Number [V-691]

Mesa redonda  En torno al museo del Prado
con Miguel Fisac, Sáez de Oíza, Javier Carvajal, Rafael de la Hoz, Luis Fdez-Galiano, M.A, Baldellou ...
June 29, 1995 / 17 min. / Deposit number [V-692]

Conferencia sobre la obra de Oíza por Antón Capitel
January 25, 1996 / 100 min. / Deposit number [V-692]

Thursday, March 15, 2007

DVD - Willem De Kooning

Sometimes we digitalize VHS fims to DVD in AAGRAFA and even it seems a little pirate, we do it only when it's imposible to find it in any other format. I just take the cover and remake it for the DVD case but I wanted to share this pretty interesting film about artist Willem de Kooning directed by Robert Snyder that is now available with the Deposit number [V-818] in ETSAM library.

Here the original VHS, out of stock and available only in the marketplace.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

DVD - ETSAM classic lectures

Some of the classic professors in our Architecture school are retiring soon so this last months in AAGRAFA we have been busy recording some lectures of them. Here the first 5 DVDs of the series. Available now on ETSAM library. Enjoy them all.

Lecciones en la ETSAM DISC 1
Ricardo Aroca Mecanica del sólido y sistemas estructurales
November 2, 2006 / 120 min / Deposit number [V-693]

Lecciones en la ETSAM DISC2
Javier Seguí Dibujo Análisis e ideación 1
December 4, 2006 / 95 min / Deposit number [V-694]

Lecciones en la ETSAM DISC 3
Paco Alonso Lección inaugural de proyectos
February 5, 2007 / 108 min / Deposit number [V-695]

Lecciones en la ETSAM DISC 4
Jaier Cárdenas Construcción obra gruesa
February 8, 2007 / 85 min / Deposit number [V-696]

Lecciones en la ETSAM DISC 5
Antón Capitel Las formas ilusorias en la arquitectura de Asplund
February 14, 2007 / 99 min / Deposit number [V-697]

Monday, February 05, 2007

BOOK - Otomo & Kon

I never thought that this book will be available anymore in Amazon japan but suddenly it appeared to be so I immediately order it. it's KABA by Katsuhiro Otomo. An artbook that cover rare illustrations by Otomo from 1971 to 1989. A truly collectors item. With English and Japanese text. Once you start buying in Amazon you better keep on shopping cause shipping cost are not cheap and you always fell better if you divide them in more items. So I ordered another art book, this one about the film Millennium Actress by Satoshi Kon. A beautiful landscaped book with some English texts.

I don't know what happened with KABA but even I ordered on 2/05 it din't ship until two months later. Anyway by june the book was here and I can confirm it's a must have for anyone that likes Otomo's work.

178 pages / Kodansha / Japanese & English
ISBN: 978-4063050042
Release Date: 1989/9/1

Chiyoko Millennial Actress Special Edition
by Satoshi Kon
ISBN: 978-4902948028
Release Date: 2002/10/10