Andrew Ippolitti

Andrew Ippolitti

Biography

Inside of my studio practice, I have a related interest in how spaces and objects influence and affect their users. By manipulating common language of tools and materials I construct tense tableaus and objects. My work uses preindustrial techniques and skill based approaches to generate questions about how the individual and the whole relate to each other while exploring potential crisis.

Research Area

Investigations into the field of contemporary ceramics reveal an overwhelming number of references to architecture. Theoretically, both areas are based on the common principles and practical aesthetics of providing storage and shelter. Visually and methodologically, the mediums are very separate, with few obvious connections between structural buildings and decorative objects. Seeking areas where ceramics and clay have been relayed to solve structural challenges my work is being conducted internationally, based mainly in Northwest China. The research uses cases studies from several areas adjacent to the ancient Silk Road to provide illustrations of ceramic architecture that has withstood the elements. Using an expanded collection of techniques, my research seeks to more efficiently communicate the potential of ceramics as architecture.

Inside of my studio practice, I have a related interest in how spaces and objects influence and affect their users. By manipulating common language of tools and materials I construct tense tableaus and objects. My work uses pre-industrial techniques and skill based approaches to generate questions about how the individual and the whole relate to each other while exploring potential crisis.

Bibliography

Architectural:

  • Buckminster, Richard, and Jaime Snyder. And it Came to Pass, Not to Stay. Macmillian Publishers, 1976. Print.
  • Fairbank, Wilma. Liang and Lin: Partners in Exploring China's Architectural Past. Univ of Pennsylvania Press, 1994. Print.
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  • Fuller, Myron & Fredrick Clapp, "Loess and Rock Dwellings of Shensi, China" Geographical Review 14.2 (1924): 215-226. Print.
  • Guo, Qinghua. Chinese Architecture and Planning: Ideas, Methods,Techniques. Axel Menges, 2005. Print.
  • Guo, Qinghua, The Mingqi Pottery Buildings of Han Dynasty China: 206BC – AD220: Architectural Representations and Represented Architecture. Sussex Academic Press. 2009. Print
  • Guo, Qinghua. "Yingzao Fashi: Twelfth-Century Chinese Building Manual," Architectural History: Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain Volume 41 1998 (p.1–13).
  • H., Rosalind. Notes on the Underground: An Essay on Technology, Society, and the Imagination. MIT Press, 2008. Print.
  • Ochsendorf, John, and Michael Freeman. Guastavino Vaulting: The Art of Structural Tile. Princeton Architectural Press, 2010. Print.
  • Schinz, Alfred. The Magic Square: Cities in Ancient China. Edition Axel Menges, 1996. Print.
  • Stienhardt, Nancy Shatzman. Chinese Imperial City Planning. University of Hawaii Press, 1999. Print.
  • von, Ernst, and Marit Geluk. Below Ground Level: Creating New Spaces for Contemporary Architecture. Birkhäuser, 2003. Print.

Arts:

  • Buckminster, Richard, and Jaime Snyder. Utopia or Oblivion: The Prospects for Humanity. Lars Muller Publishers, 2008. Print.
  • Buskirk, Martha. The Contingent Object of Contemporary Art. The MIT Press, 2005. Print.
  • Hacker Art Books, The Quest for eternity: Chinese Ceramic Sculptures from the People's Republic of China. 1987. Print.
  • Merriweather, Charles and Matt Price, Beijing, Venice, London. Albion Gallery with Graphicom Press. 2009. Print
  • Parke, Thomas. Rescuing Prometheus. Vintage, 2000. Print.
  • See-Yiu, Timothy. Tang Ceramics: Changsha kilns. 1990. Print